Chiefs of Signal
Major General Peter A. Kind
1990 - 1991
Peter A. Kind, a native of Wisconsin, graduated in 1961, from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor of science degree in economics and with a commission as a second lieutenant. Kind later earned a master of business administration degree from Harvard University. His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course at the US Army Signal School and Fort Gordon, the Communications Officer Course offered at the US Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.
MG Kind served with the 97th Signal Battalion (Army) and the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Germany and as Signal Advisor to the 21st Infantry Division (Air Assault) in Vietnam. He also served as the Director of Services at Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania and as Chief of Stock Control at the US Army Depot in Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam.
While stationed at Fort Bragg, Kind was the Assistant Division Signal Officer of the 82nd Airborne Division and Executive Officer and S2/S3 (Intelligence/Operations and Training) for the 82nd Signal Battalion. He then served in the War Plans Division, Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Kind commanded the 1st Cavalry Division's 13th Signal Battalion at Fort Hood and attended the Logistics Management Center's School of Management Science. He then was assigned as Chief of the Concepts and Studies Division, Directorate of Combat Developments at the Signal Center before attending the Army War College.
MG Kind subsequently served as Commander of the 1st Signal Brigade and concurrently as the Assistant Chief of Staff, J6, US Forces in Korea and G-6, Eighth US Army. His other assignments include Director of Combat Developments and Deputy Commanding General of the Signal Center, Deputy Controller of the NATO Integrated Communications System Central Operating Authority, and Program Executive Officer, Command and Control Systems. On 17 July 1990, MG Kind assumed command of the US Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon.
MG Kind's awards include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with two devices, the Army Commendation Medal, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge.