Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Peter A. Kind (1994)
LTG (Ret.) Peter Kind is a former Chief of Signal
and was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Signal Regiment in 1994. LTG Kind served
with 97th Signal Battalion and 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Germany during his
31-year career. He also was Signal adviser to 21st Infantry Division (Air Assault) in
Vietnam; assistant division Signal officer, 82d Airborne Division; executive officer, 82d
Airborne; and executive officer and S-2/S-3 (intelligence/ operations and training) for
82d Signal Battalion. He then served in the War Plans Division, Strategy, Plans and Policy
Directorate, office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. LTG Kind also
commanded 1st Cavalry Divisions 13th Signal Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas; 1st
Signal Brigade in Korea; and the Signal Center and School at Fort Gordon, Ga. He also
served as U.S. Army Information Systems Commands commander and deputy controller of
the NATO Integrated Communications System Central Operating Authority.
In 1988, as program executive officer for command and
control systems, he was instrumental in building credibility for the Armys tactical
command, control and communications arena. His achievements in protecting and
strengthening C2 programs included fire support, intelligence and electronic warfare, air
defense, maneuver control and combat services support; he integrated C2 systems for the
Army and was recognized for this throughout the Defense Department and in Congress. At the
time, because of poor understanding of C2 programs, LTG Kind on his own initiative made
personal visits and delivered many keynote and banquet addresses to educate the Signal
Corps and senior leadership in government and industry on these C2 programs
importance to the total Army mission.
A key contributor in the Signal Corps Regimental
Association and the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association, LTG Kinds
awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with one oak-leaf cluster,
Bronze Star Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak-leaf
clusters and SCRAs Silver Order of Mercury.
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Regimental Special Projects Officer
Kind as Chief of Signal, 1990-91.