Col. Charles C. ("Chuck") Sperow
Deputy Commanding General
U.S. Army Western Command

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      Col. Charles Sperow's military career began when he enlisted for the Korean War in April 1951. Commissioned in the field artillery through Officer Candidate School, he rose through the ranks and ultimately served as the Chief of the CINCPAC Support Group in Hawaii from 1978 to 1979 and as the Deputy Commander for Western Command from 1979 to 1980.

     Other significant duty assignments along the way for Sperow were as follows: Assistant Army Attaché in Indonesia; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 80th Field Artillery, U.S. Army, Europe (USAREUR) in Germany; Commander, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division in Vietnam; Group Commander for the 559th Artillery Group, USAREUR, in Italy; and staff member, Army General Staff, U.S. Forces Command.

     Sperow graduated from the Army War College and his major commendations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.


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