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William R. Richardson
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General William R. Richardson
Born March 25, 1929 (1929-03-25) (age 91)
Taichow, Kiangsu, China
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1951–1986
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment
193rd Infantry Brigade
198th Infantry Brigade
U.S. Army Combined Arms Center
Training and Doctrine Command
Battles/wars Cold War
Vietnam War
Awards Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit (3)
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star with "V" (4)
Purple Heart
Other work Vice President, Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd.
Board of Advisors, National Infantry Foundation

General William Rowland Richardson (born March 25, 1929) is a retired U.S. Army four-star general. He was Commander of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

He was born in Taichow, Kiangsu, China to missionary parents. Richardson graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1951.

Richardson served as Commander of the Combined Arms Center and Commandant of the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth from 1979 to 1981. He was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans from 1981 to 1983, and in 1983, he became Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, retiring from this position in 1986.


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