Ohio native Craig L.
Zimmerman graduated from The Citadel in May 1973, where he was commissioned
as a Second Lieutenant.
initial assignment was as the Communication Platoon Leader for the 1/25 FA
(TAB) at Fort Sill. His next assignment was with the 1/18 FA in Augsburg,
Germany, where he served as the Battalion S6, Headquarters and Headquarters
Battery Commander, and Battalion Adjutant. After an assignment to the
Directorate of Combat Developments at Fort Gordon, Zimmerman was assigned as
Commander, B Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, in Korea.
An assignment to Fort Bragg’s XVIII Airborne Corps followed, where he served
consecutively in the Corps Inspector General’s Office, as the Executive
Officer for the 25th Signal Battalion, and as Plans Officer for the Corps
an assignment to SHAPE, Belgium, he received orders for the 11th Signal
Brigade in Saudi Arabia as the Brigade S3 position.
August of 1992, he took command of the 504th Signal Battalion at Fort
Huachuca, Arizona. In 1994, he was transferred to HQDA and served in the
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel’s Office as the Signal Personnel Systems
Staff Officer followed by attendance to the Army War College in Carlisle,
Pennsylvania. He was then assigned as the Command and Control Division Chief
of the Programs and Architecture Directorate of the Deputy Director of
Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications and Computers,
Zimmerman was then assigned as the Director of the Office Chief of Signal
and the Regimental Adjutant of the Signal Regiment at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
In May 2000 he was assigned as the Chief of Staff
for the U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon.
In January of 2002,
Zimmerman retired from active duty.
In February of 2002, he was
selected to be the Director of the Office Chief of Signal as an Army
Civilian where he serves today.
Mr. Zimmerman has also
served as the Executive Officer for the Signal Corps Regimental Association
National since 1998.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, Army
Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Saudi Campaign Medal with one
star, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He was
appointed as a Distinguished Member in 2010.