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Carl E. Vuono
""General Carl Vuono, official military portrait 1987.JPEG
Birth name Carl Edward Vuono
Born (1934-10-18) October 18, 1934 (age 83)
"Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Allegiance  "United States of America
Service/branch ""Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg "United States Army
Years of service 1957-1991
Rank ""US-O10 insignia.svg "General
Commands held
  • Chief of Staff, United States Army
  • Training and Doctrine Command
Battles/wars "Vietnam War
Other work CEO, Military Professional Resources Inc.

Carl Edward Vuono (born October 18, 1934) is a retired "United States Army "General who served as the "Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1987 to 1991.


Early life and career[edit]

He was born on 18 October 1934 in "Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He is of "Finnish and "Italian ancestry. He began his career as a "field artillery officer after graduating from the "United States Military Academy, in "West Point, New York. After graduating with the class of 1957, he served three tours in "Vietnam as an artillery battalion executive officer with the "1st Infantry Division in 1966-67; executive officer of Division Artillery, "1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in 1970; and as commander, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery in 1970-1971. Vuono rose through the ranks quickly, serving several times in the Army's "Training and Doctrine Command, in which he eventually became its commander in 1986.

Awards and decorations[edit]

"" "Defense Distinguished Service Medal
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Army Distinguished Service Medal with two bronze "oak leaf clusters
"" "Navy Distinguished Service Medal
"" "Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
"" "Legion of Merit
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Bronze Star with ""V" Device and four oak leaf clusters
"" "Meritorious Service Medal
""""Award numeral 1.png""Award numeral 2.png "Air Medal (12 awards)
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
""Bronze oak leaf cluster
"Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
"" "Meritorious Unit Commendation
""Bronze star
""Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
"National Defense Service Medal with one "service star
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
""Bronze star
"Vietnam Service Medal with four Service stars
"" "Army Service Ribbon
""""Award numeral 2.png "Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze "award numeral 2
"" "Order of Military Merit (Grand Cross) (Brazil)
""Gugseon Security Medal Ribbon.png "Order of National Security Merit (Korea) Gugseon Medal
"" "National Order of Merit (France) (Commander)
""Silver star
"Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) with Silver Star
"" Vietnam "Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st class
""Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.png "Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
""Civil Action Unit Citation.png "Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation (Vietnam)
"" "Vietnam Campaign Medal

Post retirement[edit]

After his retirement from the Army, Vuono joined "Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI), a "private military company, in 1993. [1]. Since 1999 he has served as the CEO of MPRI. "L-3 Communications acquired MPRI in June 2000 at which point Vuono was offered a senior management position at L-3 Communications. [2]

In 2003, he was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates.

He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from "Shippensburg University.

External links[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
"Jack W. "Neil" Merritt
"Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College
June 24, 1983 - June 9, 1985
Succeeded by
"Robert W. RisCassi
Preceded by
"William R. Richardson
"Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
Succeeded by
"Maxwell R. Thurman
Preceded by
"John A. Wickham Jr.
"Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
"Gordon R. Sullivan
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