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.