AUSTIN, Texas—Lt. Gen. B.B. Bell, who commands about one-third of the United States Army’s combat strength, will speak at The University of Texas at Austin on April 11 about the goals of the United States and its armed forces in combating terrorism in Afghanistan and worldwide.
The 3:30 p.m., Thursday (April 11) event in the LBJ Auditorium of Sid Richardson Hall near Red River Street is free and open to the public. Limited parking is available on the LBJ Library parking lot and additional parking is available at nearby parking garages.
Bell, commander of the United States Army’s III (Three) Corps and Fort Hood, will talk about the missions of U.S. Army active duty and reserve forces mobilized abroad and within the United States in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle. Bell is the commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood. He also commands the troops at Fort Carson, Colorado and Fort Riley, Kan.
III Corps and Fort Hood make up one third of the Army’s combat strength. Fort Hood has a population of more than 70,000 people, including 40,000 soldiers with the rest being family members, civilian and government employees and volunteers.
The largest units within III Corps include 1st Cavalry Division with more than 16,000 soldiers, 4th Infantry Division with more than 11,000 soldiers and the 13th Corps Support Command with more than 5,000 soldiers.
Recently, III Corps soldiers have deployed worldwide to locations that include Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, Somalia, Cuba and Afghanistan. III Corps units played a major role in Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Operation Provide Hope in Somalia and Operation Noble Eagle. Most recently, III Corps has worked in support of the Homeland Defense mission and have overseen the detention camp that houses al Qaeda and Taliban detainees at Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
For more information, contact Maj. Phil Dupont with the Army ROTC at (512) 471-5919.