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MG Alfred A. Valenzuela

Alfred A. Valenzuela is a retired United States Army major general who commanded United States Army South (USARSO) at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. He comes from a Mexican-American family from San Antonio, Texas. He frequently discusses how he overcame his childhood as a gang member.

Awards and decorations

His decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star with "V" device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3rd award).[1]

Personal life

Valenzuela is married to Esther Valenzuela and they have two children.


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Preceded by
Commander U.S. Army South
Succeeded by
LTG John D. Gardner

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