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Carl E. Vuono
Born 1934 (1934)
General Carl Vuono, official military portrait 1987.JPEG
Place of birth Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch 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
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with "V" device (7)
Other work CEO, Military Professional Resources Inc.

Carl Edward Vuono, General, US Army, Ret. served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1987 to 1991.

He was born on 18 October 1934 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He is of 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 4-star 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.

After his retirement from the Army, Carl 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
John A. Wickham, Jr.
Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Gordon R. Sullivan
Preceded by
William R. Richardson
Commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
Succeeded by
Maxwell R. Thurman


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