Wayne C. Knudson

Wayne C. Knudson

Wayne C. Knudson

Major General Wayne C. Knudson graduated from OCS in Class 3-62, 25 June 1962. His initial assignment was Aviator, 11th General Support Company, Fort Benning, GA. | Brigadier General Knudson’s subsequent assignments include: Aviator, 11th General Support Company, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Flight Detachment Commander, HHC, II Corps, Vietnam; Aide-De-Camp, HHC, II Corps (F Force), Vietnam; Battalion Executive Officer, 327th Aviation Battalion (AH), 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Commander, D Company, 327th Aviation Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Signal Security and Electronic Warfare Management Office, Office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, Office of Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 2nd Aviation Battalion, Assistant Chief of Staff and G-3 (OPNS), 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Director of Control, Intelligence, and Command, Combined Arms Combat Development Activity, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Commander, 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas; and Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Fort Sheridan, IL. | Brigadier General Knudson is currently Director of Force Requirements (Weapons Systems), Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Washington, D.C. and has been named Director, J-5 (Plans), U.S. Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, effective 31 March 1986. | Brigadier General Knudson has attended the Command and General Staff College and The Army War College. | Brigadier General Knudson has been awarded the Silver Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/V Device, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Ranger Tab.

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  • Rank

    Major General

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

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