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Birth name  Wallace Hall Nutting
Name  Wallace Nutting
Years of service  1950-1985
Rank  General

Wallace H. Nutting
Born  June 3, 1928 (age 87) Newton, Massachusetts, U.S. (1928-06-03)
Allegiance  United States of America
Other work  Mayor of Biddeford, Maine
Education  United States Military Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy
Commands held  United States Strike Command

Battles and wars  Korean War, Vietnam War
Battles/wars  Korean War Vietnam War
Service/branch  United States Army

Wallace Hall Nutting (born June 3, 1928) is a retired United States Army general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Southern Command (USCINCSOUTH) from 1979 to 1983 and as Commander in Chief, United States Readiness Command (USCINCRED) from 1983 to 1985.


Early life and education

Nutting was born on June 3, 1928, in Newtown, Massachusetts.


Nutting's military service began when he served in the Maine National Guard. After graduating from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1946, he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy, graduating in 1950. He saw combat in the Korean War and served as a commander during two tours in the Vietnam War. His commands include the 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam; the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; the 3rd Armored Division; United States Southern Command from 1979 to 1983; and United States Readiness Command from 1983 to 1985.

Later life

Nutting retired in 1985 and settled in Biddeford, Maine with his wife Jane, where he served as mayor from 2003 to 2007. Nutting has also served as a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Higher Defense Studies at the National Defense University and is an Associate Fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He was chairman of the University of Southern Maine's Senior College board.

On May 28, 2008, Nutting received the West Point Distinguished Graduate Award from the academy's Association of Graduates in a ceremony at West Point.



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