Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Charles R. Myer (1997)
LTG (Ret.) Charles Myer served in the Army from
1943 to 1981, retiring after 37 years active duty. He spent 12 years in command
positions, company through brigade, including Vietnam commands in 1965 and 1971. His last
assignment was as deputy director general, NATO Integrated Communications Systems
Management Agency. Other major assignments included Army assistant chief of staff for
communications and automation, and commander, U.S. Army Signal Center and School, Fort
LTG Myer currently is senior military adviser in Unisys
Corporation and has also served at Unisys as director of business strategies, responsible
for Army and joint C3I tactical/strategic planning and developing acquisition/proposal
opportunities; he focused on expanding service, joint and Defense Information Systems
Agency involvement in multiservice contracts related to command, control, communications,
computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Previously, for 10 years he was
with Atlantic Research Corporation as senior defense adviser, responsible for developing
systems engineering and integrating acquisition and proposal planning across the spectrum
of C4I disciplines. Later he was vice president and general manager of the C4I Division,
responsible for initially developing the tactical network-management systems and Tactical
Army Automated Computer System, the Armys first tactical computer.
He authored Division-Level Communications 1962-1973,
part of the Vietnam Studies Series published by the Army in 1982. His civil awards include
first recipient, Fubini Award; National Security Industrial Association Person of the Year
for 1994; and chairman of the NSIA study on "Army C4 modernization" sponsored by
the Signal Center.
LTG Myers military awards include the Legion of
Merit with two oak-leaf clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal. The Signal Regiment
inducted him as a Distinguished Member in 1997.
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Regimental Special Projects Officer
Myer upon induction as
Distinguished Member of the Regiment, 1997.