Brig. Gen. Richard G. Cardillo
Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army, Western Command

Brig. Gen. Richard G. Cardillo

     Brig. Gen. Richard Cardillo graduated from the US Military Academy in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. He went on to earn a Masters in Public Administration from Shippensburg State College. Brig. Gen. Cardillo was the Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for the US Army Western Command from 1980-1982.

     Prior to serving at WESTCOM, Cardillo was the Commander for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Bliss, Texas, from 1978-1980. Afterward he served as Assistant Division Commander for the 8th Infantry Division and as Chief of Staff for the VII Corps for US Army Europe from 1982-1985.

     Cardillo's major awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Army Commendation Medal and the Parachutist Badge. He retired on 31 July 1985 and served for many years in the Athletic Department for the University of Colorado.


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