Colonel William R. Glaser
DEPUTY COMMANDING OFFICER
U.S. ARMY CADET COMMAND
& FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY
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Colonel William R. Glaser is the Deputy Commanding Officer for the United States Army Cadet Command. Prior to assuming his current position, Colonel William R. Glaser was the Chief of Staff for the 7th Army Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
Colonel Glaser is a native of Hendersonville, Tennessee and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Armor from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1993. His first assignment was with the 3rd Infantry Division in Vilseck, Germany, where he served as Tank Platoon Leader in 2-37 Armor and deployed to Macedonia in support of Operation Able Sentry as a Company Executive Officer.
After completing the Armor Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Glaser was assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, where he served as an Assistant S3, Battalion Maintenance Officer, and Tank Company Commander in 4-64 AR. He was then selected to command the 2nd Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Company during Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait in 2002 and the Liberation Phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. Upon redeploying, he served as a Maneuver Observer Coach Trainer in the Battle Command Training Program (BCTP) and attended the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
In 2006, he returned to the 3rd Infantry Division to serve as the G3 Chief of Simulations, Battle Command Officer, and then the G3 Chief of Operations while deployed to Operations Iraqi Freedom V. From 2008-2010, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School and received a Master’s of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulations.
Upon graduation, he was assigned to Office of Military Cooperation – Kuwait, where he served as the primary advisor to the J3, Kuwait Armed Forces. He was then centrally selected to serve as the Director of TRADOC Project Office – OneSAF at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval War College, Colonel Glaser moved his family to Germany to serve as the USAREUR G37 Chief of Exercises, the Deputy Commanding Officer of 2d Cavalry Regiment, and the Director of the Joint Multinational Simulation Center, 7th Army Training Command.
He was then centrally selected to serve as the Director, National Simulation Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and then returned to Germany to serve as the Chief of Staff of the 7th Army Training Command.
His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. He is also authorized the wear of the Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge.