Distinguished Members of the Regiment

Since Regimental activation, the Signal Regiment has had a program for recognizing people who have made a special contribution or who have distinguished themselves in service to the Regiment.

Under the provisions of Army Regulation 600-82 (The U.S. Army Regimental System), all U.S. Army Regiments are authorized to select appointees to the position of Distinguished Member of the Regiment. There are no limits on the number of Distinguished Members, and their tenure is permanent. The positions are designed to promote and enhance the history and traditions of the Regiment and foster cohesion among members of the Regiment.

Distinguished Members of the Regiment are prestigious or notable military or civilian persons who are recognized for their accomplishments. They must be current or former members of the Signal Corps Regiment. Nominees may be active, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or Signal Regiment Department of the Army civilians (active or retired status).

The designation as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment is largely ceremonial and serves to perpetuate the history and traditions of the Regiment, thereby enhancing unit morale and esprit.

The Honorary Colonel, Honorary Warrant Officer and Honorary Sergeant Major of the Regiment are distinguished, retired Army Signal Regiment special appointees who simultaneously become Distinguished Members of the Regiment when appointed to their honorary positions. These appointees serve a three-year tour and participate in command and award ceremonies, speaking engagements at dinings-in and other similar functions which help bridge the gap between the past and the present. When their honorary appointment term ends, they remain lifetime Distinguished Members.

Distinguished Members' biographies (chronological order):

2010

COL (Ret.) Craig L. Zimmerman



2009

LTC (Ret.) Edward Carnes

CSM (Ret.) McKinley Curtis, III

MG (Ret.) Gerd Grombacher

CW5 (Ret.) Bernard Milloy

MG (Ret.) Robert L. Nabors

MG (Ret.) Thomas A. Wessels

CW4 (Ret.) Jack C. Wilson



2008

LTG (Ret.) Michael W. Ackerman

CSM (Ret.) Charles J. Johnson

LTG (Ret.) Vaughn O. Lang

CW5 Robert Pace

MG (Ret.) Alan B. Salisbury

Mr. John R. Turns



2007

CW4 (Ret.) Curley A. Avant

MG (Ret.) Gerard P. Brohm

LTG (Ret.) David J. Kelley

Ms. Elizabeth J. Patten



2006

LTG (Ret.) Peter M. Cuviello

MAJ (Ret.) Bobby Dunn

CW5 Bruce Gardner

CSM (Ret.) Larry Paylor

MG (Ret.) Eugene C. Renzi



2005

2004

CSM (Ret.) Ernest Chaney

MG (Ret.) John E. Hoover

CW5 (Ret.) Jack Hrubik

COL (Ret.) Jerry Van Patten



2003

Mr. David Borland

CW4 (Ret.) James P. Eury

CSM (Ret.) Kermit D. Short

MG (Ret.) Charles G. Sutten Jr.



2002

COL (Ret.) Robert L. Forrester

LTG (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther

MG (Ret.) David R. Gust



2001

LTG (Ret.) Douglas D. Buchholz

Mr. Victor J. Ferlise

Dr. Michael L. Gentry

COL (Ret.) Robert S. Snead



2000

LTG (Ret.) Robert E. Gray



1999

LTG (Ret.) Thomas M.M. Rienzi

CSM (Ret.) Samuel M. Smith

Mr. John T. Holleran

SGM (Ret.) Clyde E. Hyde Jr.

COL (Ret.) C. Lee Vannes



1998

LTG (Ret.) William J. Hilsman

COL (Ret.) Lamar H. Murphy Jr.

COL (Ret.) Scott Long

COL (Ret.) Gordon Johnston (Medal of Honor recipient)

MG Adolphus W. Greely (Medal of Honor recipient)

SGT Will Croft Barnes (Medal of Honor recipient)

CW4 (Ret.) Willie J. Battle

Dr. Paul J. Scheips



1997

CSM (Ret.) Timothy M. McCarthy

LTG (Ret.) Charles R. Myer

CW4 (Ret.) Paul A. Zeisman

COL (Ret.) Earl J. Holliman

MG (Ret.) Charles E. Kilbourne Jr. (Medal of Honor recipient)

PVT Morgan D. Lane (Medal of Honor recipient)

Sen. Joseph Maxwell Cleland



1996

1995

LTG (Ret.) Bruce R. Harris

MW4 (Ret.) Joseph L. Durbin Jr.



1994

LTG (Ret.) Alfred J. Mallette

Dr. Robert H. Rines

COL (Ret.) Tommy T. Osborne

CSM (Ret.) James K. Hussey Jr.

LTG (Ret.) Alonzo E. Short Jr.

LTG (Ret.) Peter A. Kind



1993

LTG (Ret.) Robert J. Donahue



1992

LTG (Ret.) Billy M. Thomas

LTG (Ret.) John T. Myers

COL (Ret.) Robert M. Reich

Mr. Billy R. Boyd



1991

Mr. Vincent A. Abbatiello

LTG (Ret.) Thurman D. Rodgers



1990

CSM (Ret.) Cecil B. Miles

COL (Ret.) Eddie D. Wheelock

COL (Ret.) Everett O. Greenwood

LTG (Ret.) Clarence E. McKnight

LTG (Ret.) Emmett Paige Jr.

CSM (Ret.) Aurelious A. Winter

CSM (Ret.) Randal R. Helton

MG (Ret.) Leo M. Childs

MG (Ret.) David E. White



1989

CW4 (Ret.) James L. Donaldson



1988

1987

1986

COL (Ret.) David S. Kyle

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