EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION AND MILITARY CAREER OF MAJOR GENERAL SEWARD.
BIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL SEWARD
Place of birth ; Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Allegiance ; United States of America
Service/branch ; United States Army
Rank; 4 Star Major General
Commands held; U.S. Army Armor Center and Ft. Knox
III Corps U.S. Army Europe and NATO's Allied Land Component
U.S. Forces Korea and Korean/U.S. Combined Forces Command
& Now Servicing Under The Tz2 in Iraq and Afghanistan
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal (2 Awards)
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (5 Awards)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (2 Awards)
MAJOR GENERAL SEWARD IN KOREA.
EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION
General Seward was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1975 and played high school football for the "Wildcats". He also graduated from the University of Chattanooga (now the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), There he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, in 1979 with a degree in Business Administration. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University's ROTC Program,he was commissioned in the U.S. Army in June 1979 as an Armor/Tank 2nd Lieutenant. Later, he received a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Over the years, he also received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of Maryland, University College; Keimyung University, South Korea; and the University of Tennessee.
HIS MILITARY CAREER..
He completed the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. he also completed the Army's Ranger School where He was awarded the Ranger Tab.From 1979 to 1982, he spent my initial assignment in the Army with the 3d Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. During this initial three years period of service during the Cold War,he led units patrolling the Iron Curtain between East and West Germany.During my 38 year active duty career, he command positions included L Troop, 3d Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment; D troop, 5th Reconnaissance Squadron; the 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized); and the 24th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. From June 1995 through August 1996 and as a Brigadier General, He served as an Assistant Division Commander in both the 3d and 1st Infantry Divisions located in Berlin and Bamberg, Germany. As a Major General he commanded the U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox from July 1999 through August 2001 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. As a Lieutenant General, He commanded the Army's III Corps from August 2001 to November 2002, headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas. Following Corps Command, He was promoted to four star general and commanded the United States Army, Europe and 7th Army, as well as NATO's Land Component Command, Heidelberg, Germany and in Europe, in 2005, He was reassigned to South Korea where he commanded U.S. Forces, Korea, the Korea - U.S. Combined Forces Command, and the United state Command in Iraq and Afghanistan under TZ2 in August 2006.
SEWARD'S MARRIAGE LIFE
Seward got married to the former Kathleen Fields of Chattanooga, Tennessee and they divorced in 2006 . Seward continues to work with the TZ2 section in Iraq under Camp liberty as Department of Defense Senior Commander. Seward have no children.