Cloyd H. Pfister
Brigadier General Cloyd H. Pfister was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-59 on 14 April 1959. His first duty assignment was as Language Officer, Group Property Book Officer, and Company Executive Officer, 507th ASA Group, Heilbronn, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Operations Officer, Company A, 319th ASA Battalion, Helmstedt, Germany; Commander, Company B, 319th ASA Battalion, Lubeck, Germany; Manpower Program Officer, Office Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Army Security Agency, Arlington, Virginia; Cryptologic Staff Officer, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, MD; Plans Officer, S3, 509th Radio Research Group, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam; S3, 303d Radio Research Battalion, Republic of Vietnam, in support of II Field Force, Capital Military Command and Delta Military Command; Commander, 307th ASA Battalion (CEWI), VII Corps, Ludwigsburg, Germany; Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, 8th Infantry Division (Mech), Bad Kreuznach, Germany; Commander, Field Station Berlin, Berlin, Germany; Chief of Staff, United States Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Deputy Commander, United States Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Country Director: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq, Office Assistant Secretary of Defense-International Security Affairs, Pentagon; Senior Fellow, Research Directorate, National Defense University, Washington, D.C; Chief, Far East Branch, Politico-Military Division, Office Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon; Politico-Military Staff Officer and Chief Mid-East, Africa, South Asia Branch, ODCSOPS, HQDA, Washington, D.C; Program Director, Military Assistance Officer Command and Staff Course, U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC; Instructor, Military Assistance Officer Command and Staff Course, U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance, Fort Bragg, NC. | His awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Various Service, unit and foreign awards. | Military schools attended include: National War College, U.S. Army Command and Staff College (Honor Graduate), National Security Management Course: Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Military Assistance Officer Command and Staff Course, National Senior Cryptologic Course, Army Security Agency Officer Advance Course, African Foreign Area Studies, Infantry Officer Candidate School. | Colonel Pfister did his undergraduate work at Oberlin College in Ohio where he obtained a BA in Philosophy. His graduate work was done at American University in Washington, D.C where he earned a M.A. in International Relations.