Maj. Gen. Craig B. WheldenDeputy Commanding General
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

    Maj. Gen. Craig Whelden served as Deputy Commander for the US Army, Pacific from July 2000 to August 2003. Commissioned through ROTC, he graduated from Purdue University in 1973 and went on to earn a Masters degree in Management from Webster University. He also is a graduate of the US Army War College.

    Whelden's major duty assignments include Commander of the 98th Area Support Group in Germany from 1994-1995. From there he served as Chief of Staff for the 1st Infantry Division, also in Germany. From 1996-1998 he was Deputy Director of Operations for the National Military Command Center, J-3, of the Joint Staff in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to Hawaii, Whelden served as the Commanding General for the US Army Community and Family Support Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

    Among Whelden's decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He retired on 1 January 2004.



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.


General Vincent K. Brooks Commanding General

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