Kenneth R. Symmes

Kenneth R. Symmes

Kenneth R. Symmes

Brigadier General Kenneth R. Symmes was comissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 22 April 1947, class number 2. His first duty assignment was as Radio Operations & MSG Cen Officer, 11th Signal Service Battalion, Phil-Rycom, Okinawa. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Fixed Sta Rad Off, 519th Sig Svc Co, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; OIC ComCenter & Det Cmdr, Task GP 3.1, JTF-3; ComCenter Off, JTF-3, Washington, D.C.; Plans & Pol Off, ACofS G3, Headquarters, Signal Corps Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Radio Off, Headquarters Rycom/IX  Corps, 8111th Sig Svc Bn, Okinawa; Ch, Radio Br, Engr Div, UQ, U.S. Army Electronic Prov, Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Corps Sig Adviser, USA ELM MAAG, Iran; Ch, Org & Eqp Br, The Signal School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Staff Electronic Engr, J-6, CINCPAC STAFF, Hawaii; Commanding Officer, 459th Signal Bn, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Vietnam; Commanding Officer, 37th Signal Bn, Vietnam; Dep Secial Asst, Tactical Comm, ODCSLOG, DA, Washinton, D.C.; Ch, Plans Div, Defense Comm Agency, Washington, D.C.; Chief of Staff, Defense Comm Agency, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: VN Armed Fcs Honor Medal 1st Class, MUC (2), VSM, VNCM, AFRM, NDSM (w/Oak Leaf Cluster), WW II VM, AOM (J), ACM (w/Oak Leaf Cluster), JSCM, AM, Legion of Merit (w/Oak Leaf Cluster)

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  • Rank

    Brigadier General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

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