John M. Custer III

CUSTER III,JOHN

John M. Custer III

Major General John Mason Custer III was commissioned a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-78, 22 February 1978. His first duty assignment was as Tactical Intelligence Officer, 3rd Battalion, 77th Armor, 5th Infantry Division at Fort Polk, Louisiana. | His subsequent assignments include: Assistant S2 (Intelligence), 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Polk, Louisiana; Commander, B Company, 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea; Nuclear Force Planner/Intern, Force Development and Strategic Plans Division, J-5, The Joint Staff, Washington D.C.; Personnel Assignments Officer, Military Intelligence Branch, Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Intelligence and Target Officer, U.S. Army European Command, Mildenhall, United Kingdom; Executive Officer, 125th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; G2, 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth U.S. Army Korea; Commander, 743rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland; Military Intelligence Representative, Officer Personnel Management Systems Task Force XXI, Alexandria, Virginia; Commander, 201st Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Lewis, Washington; G2 (Intelligence), I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington; Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. | Major General Custer's awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge, Aircraft Crewman Badge, Ranger Tab and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Commanding General | U.S. Army Intelligence Center & Fort Huachuca | Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Highest Award
Defense Superior Service Medal
Graduation Year
1978
Year Inducted
2009
Branch Of Service
Military Intelligence
Rank
Major General
HF ID #
HF_02458

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