Regimental Division,
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LTG (Ret.) Robert J. Donahue (1993)

LTG (Ret.) Robert Donahue served the Signal Regiment more than 35 years. His last assignment before retirement was deputy director general of NATO’s Communications and Information Systems Agency in Brussels, Belgium. LTG Donahue climbed the ladder of success all the way – he began his military career as an enlisted man. He was commissioned in the infantry, then had assignments in the intelligence field, but was transferred to the Signal Corps and became commander of 270th Signal Company at Fort Ord, Calif. Later, as senior adviser to the chief signal officer, Imperial Iranian Army, he assisted in establishing the J-6 office in the Military Assistance Advisory Group, serving as the first director and senior adviser to the J-6 supreme commander’s staff.

Other assignments included inspector general, 1st Signal Brigade, Vietnam; commander, U.S. Army Signal Group, Italy; principal staff officer, U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command-Europe, Germany; commander, U.S. Army Communications Command, Japan; and deputy commander, U.S. Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Ga. Staff positions included chief, Joint Actions Control Office, office of the assistant chief of staff for communications and electronics; assistant director, telecommunications, command and control, office of the deputy chief of staff for operations and plans; director, joint tactical communications program – he was instrumental in transitioning that office to the Joint Tactical Communications Agency; and deputy assistant chief of staff for information management, Army headquarters, Washington, D.C.

LTG Donahue’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two oak-leaf clusters, Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal with oak-leaf cluster. He was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Signal Regiment in 1993, along with his appointment as Honorary Colonel of the Regiment.

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LTG (Ret.) Robert Donahue
Donahue, circa 1991.

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