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MG (Ret.) Charles G. Sutten Jr. (2003)

MG (Ret.) Charles G. Sutten Jr. entered the Army from the U.S. Military Academy with a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a Signal officer in 1967. He later received a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His military schooling includes Airborne and Ranger Schools, Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, College of Naval Command and Staff, and the Army War College.  

In more than 30 years of active service, MG Sutten held an array of key command and staff positions. His initial assigment was with the 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne  Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, as the battalion Signal officer. During his tour in Vietnam he served as the 1st Brigade Signal officer. After completing the Signal Officers’ Advanced Course, MG Sutten served as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the U.S. Military Academy.   

In 1979 he was assigned to the White House Communications Agency, where he served as unit executive officer and deputy operations officer. Other command positions include commanding general of the 5th Signal Command, commander of the 141st Signal Battalion, and commander of the 11th Signal Brigade.   

In December 1990, during Desert Storm, he assumed command of the newly formed 6th Theater Signal Command, a position he held until May 1991 when he assumed duties as the deputy commander, 5th Signal Command. He then became commander in 1993.  

He assumed duties as the commanding general of the now inactivated U.S. Army Information Systems Command in July 1995. ISC was redesignated the Army Signal Command on September 1996. In addition to commanding ASC, he served as the CIO/G6 on the FORSCOM staff. General Sutten retired in 1999. 

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