Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Leo M. Childs (1990)
MG (Ret.) Leo Childs service to the Signal
Regiment spans more than 30 years, ending as director of Command, Control and
Communications Systems Directorate in U.S. Army Pacific Command. Previously he was Chief
of Signal at the Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Ga., and commander, 5th Signal Command.
Other commands included 82d Signal Battalion and 35th
Signal Group, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C. MG Childs also served on Army
headquarters and Supreme Allied Headquarters staffs, and was deputy commander of U.S. Army
Information Systems Command at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. His other overseas assignments include
service in Vietnam with II Field Force, 1st Infantry Division and 362d Signal Company. In
addition to overseas tours in Germany, Vietnam and Belgium, he also served in the
MG Childs awards and decorations include the Legion
of Merit, Bronze Star with two oak-leaf clusters, Defense Service Meritorious Service
Medal and Meritorious Service Medal with oak-leaf cluster. He was inducted as a
Distinguished Member of the Signal Regiment in 1990.
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Regimental Special Projects Officer
Childs as a brigadier general,
circa September 1981-June 1983.