Ronald Emerson Adams
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Lieutenant General Ron Adams assumed his duties as Commander, Stabilization
Force, Bosnia and Herzegovina in October 1999. Upon departing Bosnia and
Herzegovina, he will return to Germany as Deputy Commander, Joint Headquarters
Center, Allied Command Europe, while serving simultaneously as Commanding
General, US Army Elements, NATO.
General Adams began his active military service as a platoon leader with
the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. He went on to command cavalry units
during two combat tours in Vietnam and during service with the 2nd Armored
Division, 9th Infantry Division and with III Corps at various posts in
the United States. He subsequently commanded a battalion of the 2nd Infantry
Division in Korea and a brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Light)
in the Pacific. During the Persian Gulf War, he was Assistant Division
Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). From 1994 to 1996,
he was Commanding General, United States Army Aviation Center and School
and Fort Rucker, Alabama while simultaneously serving as Commandant, US
Army Aviation Logistics School, Fort Eustis, Virginia. Prior to coming
to Bosnia, General Adams was Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff, Allied
Land Forces, Central Europe.
In other assignments, General Adams served as: Military Assistant and
Aide to the Secretary of the Army; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander
in Chief and Chief of Staff U.S. Pacific Command; Chief of Staff of the
Army Strategic Fellow at the Army War College; Director of Requirements,
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, the Army
Staff; and, more recently, as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
and Plans and Force Development, Army Staff, with concurrent duty as Army
Member, JROC Review Board, the Joint Staff.
General Adams is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College
and the National War College. He earned a Masters Degree in Organizational
Behavior from The Pennsylvania State University and a Certificate in Advanced
Management from Carnegie-Mellon University.