Member of the Regiment biography for
(Ret.) Clarence E. McKnight (1990)
LTG (Ret.) Clarence "Mac" McKnight was
inducted as Distinguished Member and appointed Honorary Colonel of the Regiment in 1990
for his 35 years of service to the Signal Regiment. LTG McKnight held a variety of command
and staff positions, culminating in his last assignment as director of command, control
and communications systems for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other key assignments included
commander, 5th Signal Command/deputy chief of staff for communications-electronics, U.S.
Army Europe; commander/commandant, U.S. Army Signal Center and School; and commander, U.S.
Army Communications Command.
LTG McKnight also commanded two Signal battalions in
Vietnam on back-to-back assignments, followed by a third consecutive battalion command
assignment this time in Europe. He then became chief of the program management
office at U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Engineering Agency, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
More commands followed with 22d Signal Group, U.S. Army Communications Command Europe, and
5th Signal Command. LTG McKnight also served as chief of staff, U.S. Army Communications
Command, and assistant commandant for the Signal Center and School.
LTG McKnights awards and decorations include the
Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak-leaf
cluster, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal with two oak-leaf clusters and Meritorious
Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters.
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Regimental Special Projects Officer
McKnight circa 1990.