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Eric Ken Shinseki

Date of birth: November 28, 1942
Place of Birth: Hawaii, Lihue, Kauai
Home of record: Hawaii

Eric Shinseki graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1965. He is the first Asian American to reach four-star rank. From 1998 to 1999 he served as the 28th Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and from June 21, 1999 to June 11, 2003, served as the 34th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States.

Service: Army

Rank: General

Defense Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The Secretary of Defense of the United States of America has presented a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal to General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 21 June , 1999 to 11 June 2003.

Action Date: June 21, 1999 - June 11, 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, in 1994 and 1995.

Action Date: 1994 - 1995

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 1st Cavalry Division

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 21 June , 1999 to 11 June 2003.

Action Date: June 21, 1999 - June 11, 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 21 June , 1999 to 11 June 2003.

Action Date: June 21, 1999 - June 11, 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 21 June , 1999 to 11 June 2003. The singularly distinctive accomplishments of General Shinseki culminate a long and distinguished career in the service of his country and his dedicated contributions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Army.

Action Date: June 21, 1999 - June 11, 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Navy Distinguished Service Medal

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 21 June , 1999 to 11 June 2003.

Action Date: June 21, 1999 - June 11, 2003

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Colonel (Infantry) Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, ed Infantry Division, from 1982 to 1985.

Action Date: 1982 - 1985

Service: Army

Rank: Colonel

Company: Assistant Chief of Staff

Division: 3d Infantry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Brigadier General Eric Ken Shinseki, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as G-3 (Operations and Training), VII Corps, from 1989 to 1990.

Action Date: 1989 - 1990

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: G-3 (Operations and Training)

Division: VII Corps