Robert W. RisCassi

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Robert W. RisCassi
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Robert W. RisCassi as General
Born (1936-01-18) January 18, 1936 (age 85)
Hartford, Connecticut
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1958-1993
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands heldUnited States Forces Korea
9th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Cold War
Vietnam War
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (3)

Robert William RisCassi (born January 18, 1936) is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) from 1989 to 1990; Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, U.S. Forces Korea/Commanding General, Eighth United States Army (CINCUNC/CINCCFC/COMUSFK/CG EUSA) from 1990 to 1992; and Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, United States Forces Korea (CINCUNC/CINCCFC/COMUSFK) from 1992 to 1993.

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Biography

RisCassi was born on January 18, 1936 in Hartford, Connecticut, and is a 1958 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in history and holds a master's degree from Auburn University in Political Science. [1]

His other assignments include Director of the Joint Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, all in Washington, D.C.; Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Commander of the 9th Infantry Division (Motorized), Fort Lewis, Washington; Assistant Division Commander of the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Germany; and Assistant Commandant of the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia. [2] His military education includes the Army War College and the Air Command and Staff College. [3] He was awarded the University of Connecticut Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989. [4]

Awards and decorations

Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
USAFSeniorParatrooper.jpg Senior Parachutist Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.png Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
Defense Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg
Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit
Valor device.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze Star ribbon.svg
Bronze Star with "V" Device and two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svg
Meritorious Service Medal ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal ribbon.svg Valor device.svg Award numeral 2.png Award numeral 0.png Air Medal with V device and numeral 20
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg
Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam Service Medal with four service stars
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon.svg Award numeral 3.png Overseas Service Ribbon with award numeral 3
National Order of Merit Officer Ribbon.png Officer of the Ordre national du Mérite (France)
Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star (South Vietnam).png Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) with bronze star
Vietnam Campaign Medal ribbon with 60- clasp.svg Vietnam Campaign Medal

Post military

RisCassi is Vice-President of L-3 Communications Corporation. He served on the Commission on Roles and Missions in 1995, and has been employed as an executive with Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin. He sits on the boards of Alliant Techsystems, Korea Society, National Intelligence Council, is a member of the SPECTRUM Group's Senior Advisory Group and was a member of the Department of Defense 2001 investigation into the No Gun Ri allegations, and sat on the National Defense Panel in 1997. [3]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Carl E. Vuono
Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College
June 10, 1985 - June 9, 1986
Succeeded by
Gerald T. Bartlett
Preceded by
Gen. Arthur E. Brown, Jr.
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
1989 – 1990
Succeeded by
Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan