Maj. Gen. Stephen Silvasy, Jr
Maj. Gen. Stephen Silvasy commanded the US Army, Pacific during 1996 after serving as Deputy Commanding General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1963 with a commission in the Infantry. He earned a Master of Science in operations research from the US Naval Postgraduate School. His military schooling includes the Armed Forces Staff College and the US Army War College.
Silvasy saw combat duty in three different countries. In 1964-1965 he participated in the US intervention in the Dominican Republic with the 82nd Airborne. From 1966-1967 he served with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. In 1983 he was back with the 82nd Airborne for the invasion of Grenada.
Some of Silvasy's key duty assignments were as Director of the Operational Plans and Interoperability Directorate for the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. In Korea he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for the UN Command in Seoul. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine and Development with the US Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Virginia.
Gen. Silvasy's awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Soldier's Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.
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