Major General Walter L. Stewart Jr.

Major General Walter L. Stewart Jr. assumed duties as Deputy Commander, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, November 1, 1998. As deputy commander, he oversaw the 16,000 members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

The general’s military career began as an enlistee in the United States Army in 1966. He was commissioned after completion of Infantry Officer Candidate School. General Stewart served with the 13th Combat Aviation Battalion operating in support of allied forces in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam in 1969 and 1970. General Stewart began his active reserve service as a member of Troop N, 104th Armored Cavalry, Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1973. General Stewart has served in a variety of staff and command assignments with the 28th Division and with Headquarters, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He served as assistant adjutant general for Pennsylvania and as Commanding General, 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized). In 1994, then Brigadier General Stewart was selected by General George Joulwan, CINCEUR/SACEUR, to form the first stand-alone Unified Command level reserve component directorate. While serving at USEUCOM, Major General Stewart was mobilized for active duty as part of the Presidential Selected Reserve Call-up for Operation Joint Endeavor. In this regard, Major General Stewart became the first Army National Guard Major General mobilized for federal service since the Berlin Crisis.

EDUCATION:
1966 Temple University – AA Degree – Mechanical Engineering
1981 Command and General Staff College
1990 Albright College – BS Degree – Accounting

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Dec 67 - Feb 68, Training Officer, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
2. Feb 68 - Apr 68, Motor Officer, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
3. Apr 68 - May 68, Assistant Family Housing Officer, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
4. May 68 - Jul 69, Motor Maintenance Officer, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
5. Jul 69 - Aug 69, Section Commander, 121st Aviation Company, Vietnam
6. Aug 69 - Oct 69, Assistant Platoon Commander, 121st Aviation Company, Vietnam
7. Oct 69 - Dec 69, Platoon Commander, 121st Aviation Company, Vietnam
8. Dec 69 - Feb 70, Assistant Platoon Commander, 121st Aviation Company, Vietnam
9. Feb 70 - Aug 70, Platoon Commander, 162nd Aviation Company, Vietnam
10. Aug 70 - Dec 70, Executive Officer, Company D, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia
11. Dec 70 - Jan71, Plans Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aircraft Maintenance Brigade, 3rd Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia
12. Jan 71 - Jul 71, Assistant Plans Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aircraft Maintenance Brigade, 3rd Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia
13. Jul 71 - Jan 72, Assistant Operation and Training Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aircraft Maintenance Brigade, 3rd Army, Fort Stewart, Georgia
14. Jan 72 - Jul 73, United States Army Reserve Control Group
15. Jul 73 - Apr 75, Service Platoon Commander, Troop N (-) 104th Cavalry, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
16. Apr 75 - Oct 75, Executive Officer, Company A, 28th Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
17. Oct 75 - Nov 77, Commander, Company A, 28th Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
18. Nov 77 - May 81, S3, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
19. May 81 - Sep 82, Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 28th Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
20. Sep 82 - Sep 84, Aviation Training Officer, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania
21. Sep 84 - Sep 86, Commander, 28th Aviation Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
22. Sep 86 - Feb 91, Commander, 28th Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
23. Feb 91 - Dec 93, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania
24. Dec 93 - Oct 94, Deputy Commanding General for Support, 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
25. Oct 94 - Jan 96, Director for Mobilization and Reserve Component Affairs, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany
26. Jan 96 - Jul 96, Director for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, Detachment 4, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Mobilized in Support of Contingency Operations, Operation Joint Endeavor, Germany
27. Jul 96 - Oct 96, Additional TDA Position, Headquarters State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
28. Oct 96 - Nov 98, Commanding General, 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
29. Nov 98 - May 00, Deputy Commander State Area Command, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Annville, Pennsylvania

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronzed Star Medal 2nd Award
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal 1st thru 31st Award with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal, 2nd Award
Good Conduct Medal, 1st Award
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device
Master Army Aviation Badge
2 Overseas Bars
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:
President of a Tour and Travel Company, Business Owner

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
During Major General Stewart’s assignment as Director of Mobilization and Reserve Component Affairs, HQUSEUCOM, he produced the USEUCOM Reserve Component Campaign Plan (RCCP). This plan was subsequently published verbatim in the National Security Pages of the Reserve Officer Association magazine, and contributed directly to the establishment of a formal reserve component advisory function to the NATO Military Committee.

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS:
2LT USAR 4 Dec 67
1LT AUS 4 Dec 68
1LT USAR 3 Dec 69
1LT AUS 4 Dec 69
CPT ARNG 14 Jul 73
MAJ ARNG 22 Feb 77
LTC ARNG 3 Dec 82
COL ARNG 1 Oct 86
BG(LINE) ARNG 15 May 91
MG(LINE) ARNG 22 Jun 95


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