Regimental Division,
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COL (Ret.) Craig L. Zimmerman

Ohio native Craig L. Zimmerman graduated from The Citadel in May 1973, where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant.    

His 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 Signal Office.    

During an assignment to SHAPE, Belgium, he received orders for the 11th Signal Brigade in Saudi Arabia as the Brigade S3 position.   

In 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, HQDA.     

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.

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COL (Ret.) Craig L. Zimmerman

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August 21, 2012

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