|Walter E. Piatt|
Lieutenant General Piatt, Director of the Army Staff
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||
1979 - 1983|
1987 - present
10th Mountain Division|
Joint Multinational Training Command
United States Army Infantry Center
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
Operation Iraqi Freedom|
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Inherent Resolve
Distinguished Service Medal|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Walter E. Piatt is a United States Army Lieutenant General who currently serves as the Director of the Army Staff. Piatt enlisted in the Army in 1979 and served four years as an infantryman. After graduating from Lock Haven University, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1987. Prior to assuming his current position Piatt was the Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum. His other assignments as a general officer include serving as the 52nd Chief of Infantry; Deputy Commanding General-Support, 10th Mountain Division; Commander, Joint Multinational Training Command; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe; and director of Operations/director, Rapid Equipment Fielding, Army Rapid Capabilities Office. He is divorced and has a daughter and a son. On January 1, 2021, after insurrectionists had breached the Capitol's security perimeter, Piatt claimed he could not recommend deployment of the National Guard and did not expedite the Capitol Police's request to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
|Combat Infantry Badge|
|Basic Parachutist Badge|
|Air Assault Badge|
|10th Mountain Division Combat Service Identification Badge|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|27th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia|
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit with four oak leaf clusters|
|Bronze Star with four oak leaf clusters|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Army Good Conduct Medal|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three campaign stars|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with four campaign stars|
|Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with one campaign star|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Korea Defense Service Medal|
|Humanitarian Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|NCO Professional Development Ribbon|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 9|
|NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Army announces next assignment, promotion for Fort Drum, 10th Mountain Division commander". United States Army. March 29, 2019. https://home.army.mil/drum/index.php/about/news/news-archives-march-2019/next-chapter-new-responsibilities. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt". United States Army. Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140807235908/http://www.eur.army.mil:80/leaders/dcg.htm. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "General Officer Assignments". United States Army. January 24, 2017. https://www.army.mil/article/181192/general_officer_assignments. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
- "Ex-Capitol Police Chief Says Requests For National Guard Denied 6 Times In Riots". NPR. January 11, 2021. https://www.npr.org/2021/01/11/955548910/ex-capitol-police-chief-rebuffs-claims-national-guard-was-never-called-during-ri. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
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