Graduates who attained General Officer Rank
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Major General Edward L. Correa, Class 9-66 Company A1

General Correa began his military career in June 1965 and was commissioned an armor officer in 1966. He then served with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, U.S. Army Training Center, Armor (USATCA), Fort Knox, Kentucky, as a platoon leader, company executive officer and company commander. He was then assigned to HQ, USATCA, and served as chief, advanced individual training, until honorably discharged in 1969. General Correa then joined the Hawaii Army National Guard. Throughout the years, he served in various positions including Commander of Troop E, 19th Cavalry; senior tactical officer of the Hawaii Military Academy; Commander of the 103rd Troop Command; Executive Officer and Commanding General of the 29th Separate Infantry Brigade; Commander of Task Force Iniki, Kauai; and Commander of the Hawaii Army National Guard.




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Major General James M. Wright, Class 16-66 Company D1

In more than 34 years of military service General Wright has held numerous command and staff positions. Some of the more significant assignments include Commander, 25th General Supply Company, 95th Supply and Service Battalion, 3d Support Brigade, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army; S-4 (Logistics) Advisor, Advisory Team 25, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Commander, Logistical Support Unit, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai; Commander, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Corps Support Command (COSCOM), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 426 Supply and Service Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Chief of Staff and later Deputy Commander, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Division Support Command, 7th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Ord, California, followed by service as the Assistant Division Commander also with the 7th Infantry Division. General Wright returned to Fort Bragg as Commander, 1st COSCOM, XVIII Airborne Corps, and then went to Washington, D.C., as the Director of Plans and Operations for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, United States Army. In October 1994, General Wright returned to Europe as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army. On his arrival he also became Director of Logistics, Controller Staff, for Exercise Atlantic Resolve ‘94. Commander of the 21st Theater Army Area Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany, & 45th Quartermaster General of the Army.



Major General Gerald A. Rudisill Jr., Class 18-66 Company C1

Major General Gerald A. “Rudy” Rudisill Jr. has served as Chief Deputy Secretary for the Law Enforcement Division of the NC Department of Public Safety, Chief Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff­ for National Guard Matters at the Pentagon, Adjutant General of the State of North Carolina. He enlisted in the US Army under the College Option Program. This program required successful completion of basic and AIT training, as well as OCS. He attended OCS at Ft Knox and graduated as an Armor Second Lieutenant. After some stateside duty, he served with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam as a recon unit platoon leader from 67-68. Afterward, he was discharged  from service and returned to NC. He served at the company, battalion, and brigade levels as commander over the next 23 years.




Major General David A. Whaley, Class 24-66 Company B2

Major General David A. Whaley was commissioned a Transportation Corps Officer. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 573rd Transportation Company, Fort Story, Virginia. His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Detachment #3, U.S. Army Marine Maintenance Activity, Da Nang, Vietnam; Commander, 438th Transportation Company, 79th Transportation Battalion, Fort Story, Virginia; Management Officer, Office of Programs and Management, U.S. Army Transportation School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Chief, Cargo Control Branch, U.S. Army Transportation, Thailand;  Field Transportation Officer later Chief, Administrative Office, Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne, Bayonne, New Jersey;  Chief, Container Management Division, 4th Transportation Brigade, United States Army Europe; Executive Officer, 53rd Transportation Battalion, 4th Transportation Brigade, Kaiserslautern, Germany;  Logistics Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Commander, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, Fort Story, Virginia;  Commander, 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Commander, 7th Transportation Group, DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia; Deputy Commanding General for Operations and Transportation, 22nd Support Command, DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia; Commanding General, Military Traffic Management Command, Eastern Area, Bayonne, New Jersey; Commanding General, U.S. Army Transportation Center and Fort Eustis and Commandant, U.S. Army Transportation School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Director of Logistics, G-4, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Headquarters Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. & 16th Chief of Transportation Army.




Lieutenant General Daniel R. Zanini, Class 25-66 Company D2

Lieutenant General Daniel Robert Zanini was commissioned as an Armor Officer upon graduating from Officer Candidate School in 1966. His first duty assignment was as an Executive Officer, Bravo Company 4th, Battalion 1st Training Brigade, USArmor Training Center, Fort Knox, Kentucky. His subsequent assignments include: Commander, Eighth United States Army, Chief of Staff: United States Force Korea, Combined Forces Command, and United Nations Command, Korea; Deputy Chief of Staff, Combat Development TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver; Chief of Staff, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive to the Vice Chief of Staff Army, Department of the Army, Pentagon; Chief of Staff, United States Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief of Staff, United Army Military Fellows, Council Foreign Relations, New York, New York; Director of Training, CDR GTA, HHC USAREUR  7th USATNG, Graffenwhr; 3rd Brigade Commander, 1st Armor Division, Bamberg, Germany; 3rd Brigade Commander, 1st Armor Division, Saudi Arabia; 1st Brigade Commander, 1st Armor Division, Vilseck; Director, Combat Training Center, United States Combat Arms Training Activity, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief, Collective Training Division, United States Combat Arms Training Activity, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Commander, 5th Battalion, 77th Armor, 8th Infantry Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Executive Officer, 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Brigade S3, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Military Observer, United States Military Observer Group, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization, Lebanon; Battalion S3, 2nd Battalion, 77th Armor, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 77th Armor, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S1, 2nd Battalion, 77th Armor, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Action Officer, Doctrine & Development Command, United States Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; S1/S4, Senior Advisor Team 46 Vietnam U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Commander, Delta Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Basic Combat Training Brigade Fort Ord, California; Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division, Vietnam.





Brigadier General John S. Martin, Class 3-67 Company E1

BG Martin's assignments after Officer Candidate School include Helicopter Pilot, Company B, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101stAirborne Cavalry, Republic of Vietnam, Platoon Leader, Company D, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Division, Republic of Vietnam, Executive Officer, Headquarters Company, 101st Aviation Battalion, 101st Division, Republic of Vietnam, Section Commander, Headquarters and Service Company Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Flight Commander, later Flight Instructor, Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Team Leader, later Platoon Commander, later Team Leader, Troop D, 1st Squadron, 238th Cavalry, Production Control Officer, later Commander, 1416th Transportation Company, Aviation Support Facility Commander, Headquarters, State Area Command, Ohio Army National, Civil Affairs Officer, Headquarters, 73rd Infantry Brigade, Commander, 1st Battalion, 166th Infantry, Director of Aviation, Headquarters, State Area Command, Ohio Army National Guard, Regimental Commander, 107th Armored Cavalry, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, State Area Command, Director, Ohio Army National Guard


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General John Nelson Abrams, Class 5-67 Company F2

General John Nelson Abrams was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas. His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon leader in B troop, and later served as Liaison Officer, Executive Officer for A Troop, and C Troop Commander, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam; Instructor, Department of Tactics, United States Army Military Academy, West Point, New York; S-3 (Operations), 1st Battalion, 33rd Armor, Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; S-3 (Operations), 2nd Brigade, 3rd Armored Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Staff Officer, War Plans Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, United States Army, Washington, D.C.; Aide/ Assistant Executive to the Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army, Washington D.C.; Commander, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Europe, Germany; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), and later served as Chief of Staff, 3rd Armored Division, United States Army Europe, Germany; Command, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, V Corp, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Deputy Director for Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Planning, United States Army. Washington, D.C.; Assistant Division Commander (Support), later Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Joint Task Force Kuwait; Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commanding General, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army, Korea; Commanding General, V Corps, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia.




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Major General William A. Westerdahl, Class 13-67 Company G2

MG Westerdahl after enlisting in the army graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  His assignments have included Commander of the Colorado National Guard; Director of Military Affairs for Colorado; Deputy Commander Colorado Army National Guard; State Aviation Officer Colorado; Army Flight School; service in Vietnam as a pilot.



Brigadier General Charles M. Burke, Class 19-67 Company E1

BG Burke graduated from Officer Candidate School, Fort Knox, Kentucky in 1967. Some of his assignments include commander 228th attack helicopter battalion, United States Army, Fort Hood, Texas, 1983-1985; deputy commander 6th cavalry brigade, United States Army, Fort Hood, Texas, 1985-1987; chief concepts and doctrine division headquarters, Department of Army-Pentagon, Washington, 1988-1990; commander combat aviation brigade 3d armored division, United States Army, Hanau, Federal Republic Germany, 1990-1992; deputy assistant commandant, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama, 1992-1993; assistant chief of staff G-3 and chief of staff III, United States Army Corps., Fort Hood, Texas, 1993-1995; deputy chief of staff for support, Headquarters Landsouth, Verona, Italy & Commander/Director of Army Safety.



Major General Douglas E. Caton, Class 22-67 Company A2

Major General Douglas E. Caton was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, Fort Knox, Kentucky, Class 22-67, 1 August 1967. His first duty assignment was a Student, Military Assistance Training Advisor (MATA), Psychological Operations course, Army Special Warfare School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 17th Calvary, 3d Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Vietnam; Supply Officer, Troop B, 1st Squadron – Vietnam; Troop Supply/ Air Movements Control Officer, Troop B, 1st Squadron – Vietnam; Assistant S-3 (Operations Officer, 1st Armored Division, Vietnam Combat Training Team), Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas (Non-rated); Training Officer, 1st Battalion, 318th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 80th Division (Training), Charlottesville, Virginia (Non-rated); Detachment Commander, Company A, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Richmond, Virginia (Jan. 70 – Sep. 71, Non-rated); S2, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne); S3, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 11th Special Group (Airborne); Assistant S3, 80th Division, Maneuver Training Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 80th Division (Training), Richmond, Virginia; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 318th Regiment, 1st Brigade (Infantry – One Unit Training), 80th Division (Training), Charlottesville, Virginia; Control Group (Reinforcement) Congressional Liaison Officer, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), Department of the Army, Office of Chief Legislative Liaison, Washington D.C.; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland; Chief of Staff, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland; Deputy Commander, 352d Civil Affairs Command, Riverdale, Maryland (Non-rated); Chief of Staff, 310th Theater Army Area Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA), Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Assistant Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development & Acquisition), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army;


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