Major General John M. Custer III was a United States Army officer. He was the Commanding General, United States Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca.
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In a serious assessment of the nation’s intelligence group, “Top Secret America,” the Washington Post reported in 2010:
Major General Custer’s awards embody the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Humanitarian Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Ranger Tab and Airborne Badge. His army schooling consists of the Post-Graduate Intelligence Program on the Joint Military Intelligence College and a Master of Science Degree in Information Operations from the National Defense University. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Russian curriculum, the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington, D. C.
In 1978 he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant within the Military Intelligence Corps. General Custer has commanded at each degree to incorporate Company, Battalion and Brigade, and served as the first Intelligence Staff Officer (S2/G2/J2) at Battalion, Brigade, Division, Corps and Joint Command ranges. His earlier assignments embody Joint Chiefs of Staff (J5, Nuclear Forces Analysis) as a Space Architecture Planner, and responsibility as an Intelligence Officer and Nuclear Weapons Targeting Officer aboard the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Airborne Command Post (Silk Purse Control Group) Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. He commanded a surveillance firm on the Demilitarized Zone, Republic of Korea, a alerts intelligence battalion on the National Security Agency (NSA), Fort Meade, Maryland, and the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade, First US Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington. General Custer has served as a Company Grade Assignments Officer at Military Intelligence Branch, US Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria VA and as Assistant Commandant, United States Army Intelligence Center and School, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Custer was married to the previous Audrey Schoenfeld and has one daughter. He was assigned because the Director of Intelligence (J2) Headquarters on Fort Huachuca, Arizona till departure in 2010. Custer retired in 2011 and labored for EMC2 and DELL.
Custer is a local of Pennsylvania and a graduate of the University of Delaware.
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