Chiefs of Signal

1880 - 1947    1947 - Present

Major General Charles McK. Saltzman

1932 - 1928

After graduating from West Point Military Academy in 1896, Charles MCK. Saltzman served as a cavalry officer at several western posts, including Fort Apache and Fort Reno, Indian Territory.


While serving with the First Cavalry in Cuba during the Spanish American War (1898), Saltzman was awarded the Silver Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for gallantry in action against the Spanish at both Las Guasimas and Santiago.


After returning briefly to the United States, Saltzman fought in the Philippines (1902) under MG Leonard Wood in several campaigns against the Moro insurgents.


Saltzman then transferred to the Signal Corps, graduating with honors from the Signal School at Fort Leavenworth.  During the next twenty-three years, he represented the Signal Corps in various ways including acting as a delegate to the International Board on Radio Telegraphy in Washington and as a delegate to the International Conference on Sea Safety.


After serving in various capacities in the Office of Chief of Signal (e.g. Chief of the Electrical Division, Executive Officer, Assistant to the Chief Signal Officer and in the Division of Military Aeronautics), Saltzman became Chief Signal Officer in 1924.  Upon completion of the assignment, MG Saltzman retired in 1928, with thirty years of active duty.





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