Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord, III
Lt. Gen. Robert L. Ord commanded the US Army, Pacific from November 1993 to his retirement in May 1996. A native of Philadelphia, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1962. He went on to obtain a Master of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. His military schooling includes the US Army War College.
During the Vietnam War, Ord commanded an Infantry company of the 25th Division in 1966. He then worked as a Personnel Staff Officer for the headquarters of the US Army, Vietnam. Later in the conflict, from 1972-1973, he worked as a Senior Adviser for the 41st Ranger Command and as Chief of Plans and Operations for Region IV.
Ord's major commands were the US Total Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia, from 1990-1992, and the 25th Infantry Division prior to taking command of USARPAC. Other significant duties were Chief of Staff for the Combined Field Army in Korea from 1987-1989. He also served as Assistant Division Commander for the 7th Infantry Division in Fort Ord, California.
Among Gen. Ord's decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. On 8 October 2002 he was named Dean of the Naval Postgraduate School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS).
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks