Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal

Charles W. Bagnal

Lt. Gen. Charles W. Bagnal commanded the US Army Western Command, later named US Army, Pacific, from June 1985 until his retirement in August 1989. A West Point graduate, he was commissioned in 1956 into the Field Artillery. He later served in Vietnam.

In addition to his bachelor's degree from the US Military Academy, Bagnal obtained his master's in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Tech. His military schooling included the US Army War College.

Bagnal's major command experience began with the 101st Aviation Group of the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He later commanded the 101st Airborne Division. His time as Commanding General of the Western Command was considered a Joint Equivalent command.

A major duty assignment for Bagnal was his appointment as Deputy Superintendent at the US Military Academy from 1977-1980. After that he directed the Officer Personnel Management Directorate for the US Army Military Personnel Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Then he briefly served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel in Washington, DC in 1981. His final other major duty assignment was Deputy Commanding General for Training at the US Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Virginia from 1983-1985.

Among Gen. Bagnal's decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He retired on 31 August 1989. 



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