Gen. George Joulwan
Born in Pottsville, Gen. George Joulwan held the highest military position in NATO, the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (SACEUR). During his three and one-half year tenure, Gen. Joulwan oversaw NATO's operations in Bosnia, its biggest ever. In 1997, he retired from active duty. This excerpt is from a speech given by NATO Secretary General Dr. Javier Solana on June 26, 1997:
"Indeed, in the history of the Alliance, few commanders could rival General Joulwan's record of achievement in transforming words into deeds. Partnership for Peace and the NATO-led multinational force in Bosnia testify to SACEUR's innovation, leadership, and perseverance. In 1994 PfP was a mere concept. Three years later, thanks in large part to SACEUR, PfP is a cornerstone of European security. Under SACEUR's military leadership, PfP has made possible unprecedented cooperation between allies and non-NATO partners in Bosnia."
Your fellow Coal Crackers salute you, General !