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MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM W. BERG

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Maj. Gen. William W. Berg is assistant deputy chief of staff, programs and resources, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.

General Berg was born in Logansport, Ind., in 1918, and was educated in the local public school system, graduating in 1936. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor of science degree and The George Washington University with a master of arts degree. He also has completed the Air Force Advanced Management Course in the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, and the residence course at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

His military career began when he enlisted in the 11th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Ind., in November 1936, where he served for three years. In January 1942 he again enlisted in the Army and in June 1943 graduated from Officer Candidate School with a commission as second lieutenant.

During World War II, General Berg served four years in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations as a member of the Fifteenth Air Force. He remained in Europe as a member of the occupation forces and returned to the United States in 1947.

Following tours of duty at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., and Mitchel Air Force Base, N.Y., he attended the University of Pittsburgh for a year. General Berg was sent to Europe in 1952 for another four-year tour of duty where he served as assistant chief of staff, personnel, for the Twelfth Air Force, the major tactical air element of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces.

Upon return to the United States in 1956, General Berg was assigned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force, at the Pentagon. He served first as chief of the Selection Board Secretariat and later as chief of the Officer Promotion and Separation Policy Branch in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel.

He attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C., from August 1961 to July 1962. General Berg next was assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he held the position of deputy assistant secretary of defense for military personnel policy.

In August 1968 General Berg returned to Headquarters U.S. Air Force as director of manpower and organization in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs and Resources. In April 1972 he assumed duties as the assistant deputy chief of staff, programs and resources.

His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Italian Cross for War Merit.

He was promoted to the temporary grade of major general effective May l, 1968, with date of rank Jan. 14, 1964.


(Current as of May 15, 1972)

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