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George Alfred Joulwan is a retired United States Army general.


Joulwan, George Alfred was born on November 16, 1939 in Pottsville, PA.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1961. Master of Arts in Political Science, Loyola University. Graduate, Command and General Staff College.

Graduate, Army War College.


Over a military career spanning 36 years, General Joulwan fought in Vietnam, Panama, and El Salvador. As the Supreme Allied Commander, he conducted over 20 operations in the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. When the United States sent forces into Bosnia in the 1990s, General Joulwan played the leading role in troop deployment, earning praise by President Clinton upon Joulwan's retirement.

As SACEUR, General Joulwan created a strategic policy for the United States military engagement in Africa, which was the first time in U.S. history that such a policy had been crafted. General Joulwan sits on the board of directors of Emergent BioSolutions, a biotechnology company, after a referral to the post by Allen Shofe, an executive at Emergent. His other post-military positions have included:President of Team One, a consulting firm;Senior Advisor of Global USA Inc, a government relations and consulting firm;Board member for General Dynamics CorporationProfessor at the United States Military Academy at West PointHe has also served as a military analyst for Fox News Channel.

West PointGeorge Joulwan earned his college degree at the United States Military Academy at West Point. At West Point, he played football and basketball, earning two varsity letters as a football lineman. (Later in his career, General Joulwan earned a master's degree from Loyola University (Chicago) in political science.)VietnamGeneral Joulwan served from June 1966 to November 1967 and from June 1971 to January 1972 in Vietnam.

He attended the Army War College, and served on the Staff and Faculty until 1979. National leadershipFrom November 1990 until October 1993 he was Commander in Chief of United States Southern Command. International leadershipHe served as the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR) from 1993 to 1997, when he was succeeded by General Wesley Clark.

General Joulwan has also served the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as the Chair Emeritus of the Gourmet Gala Committee. A public park in Pottsville, Pennsylvania was named in his honor.


  • Notably, he appeared on Fox News Sunday a few weeks after September 11, 2001, with White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and Senate Armed Forces Chairman Carl Levin to discuss his experience in war planning and the American military's planning with regards to Afghanistan. He commanded the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), from June 1979 to September 1981, when he became Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division. He served in various functions at the Pentagon from 1982 until June 1986, when he became the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, United States Army Europe and U.S. Seventh Army, Germany.

    In March 1988 he was given command of the 3rd Armored Division and in 1989 he became Commanding General, U.S. V Corps.


Member of the Board of Trustees for the United States Military Academy.


Married Karen E. Jones. Children: Jenifer, Christen, Jessica.

Karen E. Jones

Jenifer Joulwan

Christen Joulwan

Jessica Joulwan