U.S. Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office

Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt is USAREUR’s new deputy commanding general.

U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt July 23 after he departed his previous assignment as the commander, Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwöhr.

Piatt replaces Maj. Gen. Richard Longo who retired in a ceremony July 22, after 34 years of service.

Piatt has served in numerous assignments all over the world, including tours in Korea, Panama, Hawaii and Alaska. He also completed several operational deployments, including Suriname, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Brig. Gen. Piatt published two books from his experience in Afghanistan.

Piatt’s other recent assignments include the 52nd Commandant of the United States Army Infantry School and Chief of Infantry, Fort Benning, Ga., and the Deputy Commanding General – Support, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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