Arthur Santos Moura

Arthur Santos Moura

Arthur Santos Moura

Brigadier General Arthur Santos Moura was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 28 March 1945. His first duty assignment was as a Foreign Liaison Officer, G-2, War Department General Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. | His subsequent assignments included: Chairman, Portuguese Language Department, Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; Aide-de-Camp to the Ahairman, Joint Brazil-United States Military Commission, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Foreign Liaison Officer, Army General Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Aide-de-camp to the Commander in Chief and the Secretary of the Joint Staff, Caribbean Command, Canal Zone; Latin American Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; United States Army Attaché, American Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; United States Defense Attaché, American Embassy, Brasilia, Brazil. | He carried out nine White House temporary duty missions as an interpreter of Spanish and Portuguese and a staff assistant for Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson. | His decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Army Commendation Medal w/2 oak leaf Clusters and the Army General Staff Badge. He also been awarded ten foreign decorations from the governments of Brazil, Chile and Peru.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Chairman, Portuguese Language Department, Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California
Highest Award
Distinguished Service Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Brigadier General

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