Col. Richard L. St. John
Deputy Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

Col. Richard L. St. John

     Col. Richard St. John graduated from the US Military Academy in 1966 with a degree in mathematics and engineering. He went on to earn a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. A Vietnam veteran, St. John served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the US Army, Pacific from 1991 to 1992.

     Among St. John’s other significant duty assignments were: Chief of Staff for the 1st Infantry Division, Regimental Commander for the 29th Infantry Regiment, and Chief of Staff for the 25th Infantry Division and US Army, Hawaii. After retiring from the Army, St. John became a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and worked for TSYS in Columbus, Georgia, and has served on the Board of Directors for two different companies.

     St. John’s major awards include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart. He retired in 1993.


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.


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