Maj. Gen. Walter K. Tagawa
Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army, Western Command
Maj. Gen. Walter Tagawa was born on 28 April 1929 in Honolulu. A graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in architecture, he enlisted in 1952 and received his commission through Officer Candidate School in 1954. Maj. Gen. Tagawa became the Acting Deputy Commanding General (DCG) for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs for U.S. Army Western Command (WESTCOM) in December 1982 and then received the appointment as the DCG for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs in April 1983.
Tagawa joined the US Army Reserve in 1956 and his significant duty assignments prior to becoming DCG were as Assistant Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Commander, Deputy Commander and then as Commander for IX Corps from 1973-1982. In his civilian career, Tagawa served as President of GACI Incorporated in Honolulu, a land use management and consulting firm for urban planning, architecture and real estate.
Tagawa’s highest military award is the National Defense Service Medal, but he also distinguished himself by serving on the boards of the Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, the Boys and Girls Club of Honolulu, the Japan-America Society of Honolulu, the Boy Scouts of America, the Red Cross, and the Hawaii Army Museum Society.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks