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Major General Walter Alfred Paulson II | Arkansas Military Veterans' Hall of Fame

Major General Walter Alfred Paulson II

Major General Paulson II, Little Rock, U.S. Army, Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component) Fifth United States Army. Awards include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with the hourglass device, and the Army Aviator Badge.

Walter A Paulson was born in Hot Springs and attended Hot Springs High School graduating with the class of 1966. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1970 with a BS degree in English/History , the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1979 with Juris doctorate and the Army War College in 1997. Major General Paulson began his military career as an ROTC Cadet at the University of Central Arkansas and was commissioned in May 1970. He entered active service with the United States Army in September 1970 where he served as a Field Artillery Information Officer, Rotary Wing Pilot, Helicopter Section Commander, and Race Relations Officer. He left active Army in February 1975 and entered the Arkansas Army National Guard in May of that year. Major General Poulsen held numerous command and staff assignments including to Battalion commands in command of the 39th infantry Brigade "The Arkansas Brigade” , before assuming the position as Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component) Fifth United States Army. Major General Paulsen assumed duties as Deputy Commanding General (Reserve Component) Fifth United States Army on 4 January 2001. But for this, he was the deputy Commander, state area command, Arkansas Army National Guard. He retired from military service in 2005. In his civilian occupation he served as an associate general counsel, labor employee benefits, Entergy Services, Incorporated. Of New Orleans Louisiana and as a franchise owner of Pillar To Post Home Inspections of Little Rock Arkansas. He is currently listed among the best lawyers in America and serves on the board of several organizations in Arkansas and the Southern United States.

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