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William F. Kernan

Date of birth: January 29, 1946
Place of Birth: Texas, Fort Sam Houston

William Kernan was commissioned through the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to Major General William F. Kernan, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States during the period from May 1993 to February 1996.

General Orders: DOD Military Personnel Awards Memorandum 96-032 (February 26, 1996)

Action Date: May 1993 - February 1996

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General William F. Kernan, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command, from 2000 to 2002.

Action Date: 2000 - 2002

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Global War on Terror

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, culminating as Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Joint Forces Command, from 2000 to 2002.

Action Date: 2000 - 2002

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Action Date: June 1963 - July 1965

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General William F. Kernan, United States Army, was awarded a Third Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Fourth Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General