CARL EDWARD VUONO was born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, on 18 October 1934; graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1957; was commissioned a second lieutenant and served with howitzer elements, 3d Armored Cavalry, 1958–1960; was promoted to temporary and permanent first lieutenant, December 1958 and June 1960, respectively; married Patricia A. Hall, 1960; served with howitzer elements, 82d Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, in Korea, 1960–1961; was promoted to temporary and permanent captain, December 1961 and June 1964, respectively; attended the Army Air Defense and Army Artillery Schools, 1961–1962; served with XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, 1962–1963; was an exchange officer with the British 7th Royal Horse Artillery (Parachute), 16th Parachute Group, in England, 1963–1965; was promoted to temporary major, August 1965; was team chief, Fire Support Coordination Element, VII Corps Artillery, United States Army, Europe, 1965–1966; was executive officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army, Vietnam, 1966–1967; attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 1967–1968; was promoted to temporary lieutenant colonel, August 1968; was personnel management officer, Field Artillery Branch, Officer Personnel Directorate, U.S. Army, 1968–1970; was executive officer, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, United States Army, Vietnam, 1970; was promoted to permanent major, June 1971; was commander, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army, Vietnam, 1970–1971; was operations research/systems analyst, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, 1971–1972; was executive officer, Office of the Project Manager for Reorganization of the Army, Office of the Chief of Staff, 1972; attended the United States Army War College, 1972–1973; was chief, Budget Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, U.S. Army, 1973–1975; was promoted to temporary colonel, February 1974; was commander, 82d Airborne Division Artillery, 1975–1976; was executive to the chief of staff, U.S. Army, 1976–1977; was promoted to temporary brigadier general, January 1977, and permanent lieutenant colonel, June 1978; was assistant division commander, 1st Infantry Division, 1977–1979; was deputy chief of staff for combat developments, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, 1979–1981; was promoted to temporary major general, July 1980, permanent colonel, June 1981, and permanent major general, January 1982; was commanding general, 8th Infantry Division, United States Army, Europe, 1981–1983; was deputy commanding general, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, and commanding general, United States Army Combined Arms Center, 1983–1985; was promoted to temporary lieutenant general, June 1983; was deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, U.S. Army, 1985–1986; was promoted to permanent general, July 1986; was commanding general, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, 1986–1987; was chief of staff of the United States Army, 23 June 1987–21 June 1991; provided leadership to the Army through a period of great challenge and change which included the end of the Cold War, increasingly friendly relations with the Soviet Union, Army operations in Panama to restore the legal government there, and operations in Southwest Asia to free Kuwait from Iraqi occupation; retired from active service, June 1991.

The Artist

Ned Bittinger (1951– ) has been a full-time painter since 1982. He art education and training at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He has received numerous awards and participated in many exhibitions around the world, including an exhibition of Washington and Moscow painters at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, 1990–1991. His portrait of General Carl E. Vuono is reproduced from the Army Art Collection.


Painting:  Carl Edward Vuono.  By Ned Bittinger.
Carl Edward Vuono
By Ned Bittinger
Oil on canvas, 46" x 36", 1991


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