Member of the Regiment biography for
COL (Ret.) Robert S. Snead (2001)
COL (Ret.) Robert S. Snead completed a highly
distinguished career as a Signal officer after serving more than 32 years. His
major assignments were chief of the Presidential Support Office, Defense
Communications Agency; command at all levels from platoon to brigade; president
of the communications-electronics test board at Fort Gordon; and chief of staff
for 7th Signal Command at Fort Ritchie, Md. During his active
military service, COL Snead consistently set an example of high standards for
all to emulate. Upon his retirement, his service to the Regiment continued in a
manner deserving of the highest recognition.
Soon after he left active duty, he became the
operations manager and then program manager for the General Dynamics Corporationís
(formerly GTE) mobile subscriber equipment resident school at Fort Gordon, Ga.
COL Snead is also deeply involved in community activities that focus on serving
Signal soldiers and their families. For example, since his retirement he has
served four consecutive terms as president of the Greater Augusta-Fort Gordon
Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). He served two years
as the Georgia AUSA president and was selected as the Third Regionís AUSA
He has also served for the past 12 years as a
member of the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and
was selected by Georgiaís governor to serve on his military advisory council.
COL Snead is also a charter member of the Signal Corps Regimental Association
and is a key supporter of its activities.
COL Sneadís service and commitment to the
Regiment and its soldiers have been exceptional, and therefore he was inducted
as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment in 2001.
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