William W. Hartzog

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General William W. Hartzog a Citadel graduate, retired from the Army on September 14, 1998, as commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, Virginia, after serviing more than 35 years on active duty.

"Hartzog earned his commission in the infantry through the Army's Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at The Citadel. He also earned a Master's degree in psychology at Appalachian State University [1974][1] and is a graduate of the Infantry School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Army War College. He served two tours in Vietnam and took part in Operation Just Cause in Panama. In an era of downsizing, Hartzog led the U.S. Army away from Cold War structures and doctrines to a smaller, modernized, and more lethal fighting force. Additionally, Hartzog's leadership at TRADOC was instrumental in the design and creation of a force designed to perform well into the 21st Century."[2]

"General William W. Hartzog, USA (ret.) is [currently President and COO] of Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., a consulting firm in Bethesda, MD. He retired from the US Army as a four-star general in November 1998. His last assignment was as Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in Fort Monroe, VA, where he oversaw all of the ArmyÌs widespread training, simulation, education, and doctrine development activities. From 1993-94, he served as Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the US Atlantic Command in Norfolk, VA, which was responsible for joint warfighting training of US-based multiservice forces in preparation for deployments overseas.

"Previously, he was Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS; Commanding General, US Army South in Panama; and J-3 (Director of Operations) for US Southern Command in Panama during Operation Just Cause.

"General Hartzog also served earlier as Commander of the 197th Infantry Brigade and Assistant Commandant of the US Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA. He was Executive Officer to the TRADOC Commanding General in 1984-85. General Hartzog served two tours in Vietnam." From Armed Forces Journal, Training & Simulation 2002.


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  • William W. Hartzog, "A Heavy Division for the 21st Century," Army RD&A, No.4:2-3 July-August 1998.
  • William W. Hartzog, "Laying Foundations: From Army XXI to Army after Next," Army 48:18-21 February 1998.
  • William W. Hartzog, "TRADOC: Poised for the Future," Army 48:61-62+ October 1998.