B.B. Bell Bio

General Burwell B. Bell is a retired United States Army four star general from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where his father worked for the Manhattan Project. Gen. Bell received his Army commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate through the University of Chattanooga’s Army ROTC program in 1969. He is a former Commander of all U.S. and Allied Forces in Korea, as well as the United States Army in Europe, and NATO’s Land Component Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany. As an Armor and Cavalry Officer, General Bell was deployed overseas for 15 of his 39 years of active service in both peace and war. Among his campaigns, he is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf’s Executive Officer. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and has been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

B.B. Bell / November 7, 2023

America’s Vital National Security Interests: Are We Secure?

No country can survive without a common value system shared by a significant majority of its population.

B.B. Bell / June 9, 2022

Washington, Grant, Patton, and Yes, Carl Stiner

One of America’s greatest military leaders ever has left our ranks.

B.B. Bell / February 15, 2022

The Secretary’s Six Woke Objectives for America’s Army

Unfortunately for America, it’s just what China and Russia wanted to hear.

B.B. Bell / October 19, 2021

Colin Powell, American Patriot

The great American and extraordinary military leader I knew.

B.B. Bell / August 31, 2021

Biden’s Afghanistan Surrender: The Day America Died

“The United States has broken the most fundamental commitment of trust, safety, and security.”

B.B. Bell / August 26, 2021

Shameful Presidential Dereliction of Duty

SecDef Austin and CJCS Milley must resign.

B.B. Bell / August 18, 2021

Biden’s Cataclysmic Afghan Failure

A retired General Officer’s assessment of Biden’s abject failure in Afghanistan.

B.B. Bell / July 15, 2021

Taiwan Is Next, but Should We Care?

If Taiwan falls to China, it will mark the end of U.S. leadership for global liberty and democracy — and maybe even our constitutional republic.

B.B. Bell / November 24, 2020

Thanksgiving for Our Military Patriots

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.” —John Adams

B.B. Bell / October 9, 2020

Endorsing Trump — and the Future of Liberty

Adding the official seal of approval to the list of more than 200 senior officers.

B.B. Bell / October 1, 2020

Cartoonist Demeans the Medal of Honor

Have you no respect for valor in combat or what that valor means?

B.B. Bell / September 29, 2020

Trump, Taxes, and Capitalism

Setting the record straight on taxes, free-market enterprise, and capitalism.

B.B. Bell / September 21, 2020

At America’s Crossroads: SCOTUS

Right and Left have very different ideas for the nation’s direction.

B.B. Bell / July 20, 2020

Socialism: The Way It Was — And Never Should Be Again

Thoughts on Liberty and tyranny from a retired Army general and National Advisory Board member.

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