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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Schwartz

Birthplace: St. Paul, MN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Allen

Date of Birth: 07 March 1945

Rank: General

Years Served: 1967-2002
Thomas Allen Schwartz

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1967

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Thomas Allen Schwartz
General, U.S. Army

Thomas Allen Schwartz was born on 7 March 1945, in St. Paul, MN. He attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Saint Paul. Schwartz attended the U.S. Military Academy and graduated with the Class of 1967. He was then commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry.

He served as a platoon leader and company commander with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry in Vietnam from August 1968 to October 1969, earning both a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. In addition to Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, Schwartz commanded III Corps and the 4th Infantry Division from October 1993 to November 1995.

He commanded the U.S. Army Forces Command in 1998-99 and commanded U.S. Forces Korea from 1999 to 2002.

Schwartz holds Master degrees from Duke University and the Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course; Ranger School; the Armor Officer Advanced Course; and the Armed Forces Staff College.

General Schwartz retired from active Army service in 2002.

Medals, Awards, Badges & Tabs

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star
Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon with Award Numeral 2
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
Army Valorous Unit Award
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab


He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Maryland University College in 2002.

In Retirement

In 2004, Schwartz became chairman of the board of directors of the Military Child Education Coalition an organization co-founded by his wife Sandy and other military spouses. He sits on the advisory board of Azbell Electronics.

Honoree ID: 322   Created by: MHOH




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