Brigadier General William W. Alexander, Jr. is a native of Waynesboro, Virginia and is a 1964 graduate of Fishburne Military School. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1968 and received his commission through the ROTC program. His assignments include a tour in Viet Nam and over seventeen years in Germany where he commanded from Company to Brigade level. He holds a Master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and is a 1987 graduate of the United States Army War College. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Bronze Star with “V” Device, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Additionally, he holds a Parachutists Badge and the Ranger Tab. BG Alexander retired with nearly 30 years of service as a Colonel in December 1997 and became the Director of Development at Fishburne Military School in June 1998. In February 2004, he assumed the position as President and Superintendent of the school. On August 17, 2006, Fishburne Military School was formally inducted into the Virginia Militia and Colonel Alexander was promoted to Brigadier General in the Militia. BG Alexander retired as the 9th Superintendent of Fishburne Military School on 31 October 2008. BG Alexander is married to the former Ms. Hannelore Brigitte Keller of Berlin, Germany.