Carl E. Vuono

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Carl E. Vuono
Born(1934-10-18) October 18, 1934 (age 77)
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1957-1991
RankGeneral
Commands held
  • Chief of Staff, United States Army
  • Training and Doctrine Command
Battles/warsVietnam War
Awards
Other workCEO, Military Professional Resources Inc.
 
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Carl E. Vuono
Born(1934-10-18) October 18, 1934 (age 77)
Monongahela, Pennsylvania
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1957-1991
RankGeneral
Commands held
  • Chief of Staff, United States Army
  • Training and Doctrine Command
Battles/warsVietnam War
Awards
Other workCEO, 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

He was born on 18 October 1934 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He is of Italian and Finnish 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.

During his military career, he received many military awards and honors including the Army Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star (with Valor device and six oak leaf clusters). He retired from active service in 1991.

Post retirement

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.

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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
1986—1987
Succeeded by
Maxwell R. Thurman
Preceded by
John A. Wickham, Jr.
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
1987–1991
Succeeded by
Gordon R. Sullivan