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JOHN CARNETT WAGCENER
United States Army Training Center
Engineer and Fort Leonard Wood
Major General John Garnett Waggener, prior to
his assignment to Fort Leonard Wood, was Com-
mander ofthe U.S. Military Group, Argentina.
General Waggener was born in Gideon, Missouri
on 17 August 1925. He graduated from the U.S.
Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1948
as a Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers.
Following graduation from West Point, he served
successively as a Platoon Leader, Sl, and Compa-
ny Commander with the lst Engineer Battalion,
lst Infantry Division in Germany. In 1952 he was
assigned as Battalion S3, Engineer Officer Candi-
date School, Fort Belvoir. In 1954-55, he served as
S3 and then as a Company Commander with the
434th Engineer Construction Battalion in Korea,
and then as Executive Officer, AC! S, G4, with the
Eighth Army. During 1956, General Waggener
was Project Officer, New England Division, Corps
of Engineers, in Boston.
He received his Masters Degree in Civil Engineer-
ing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technolo-
gy in 1958. For the next two years he served as
Chief, R8cD Branch and as Chief, Training
Branch, Nuclear Power Field Office, Fort Belvoir.
After a year at the Air Force Command and Gen-
eral Staff College, he was assigned as Engineer
Advisor U.S. Army Mission to Peru in Lima.
There he became the Civic Action Officer for the
U.S. Military Group in Lima. Following his return
to the United States, he was assigned as Deputy
Corps Engineer, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort
Bragg, North Carolina. He deployed with the
XVIII Airborne Corps to the Dominican Republic
as Deputy Corps Engineer. While in the Domini-
can Republic, he assumed command of the 307th
Engineer Battalion. In April 1967 he was assigned
as the G3, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg:
He attended the Army War College from August
1967 to June 1968, and then became Commanding
Officer of the 45th Engineer Group fConstructionJ
in Vietnam.,In August 1969, he was assigned as
Chief, Combat Systems Support Division, Doc-
trine and Systems Directorate, OACSFOR at the
Pentagon. Following this he served as Deputy
Director of Requirements and Procurement, U.S.
Army Material Command in Washington. He held
this position until his assignment as Commander of
the U.S. Military Group in Argentina.
Major General Waggener has been awarded the
Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Clus-
ter, the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal C4
awardsj, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf
Clusters, and the Senior Parachutist Badge.
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