Chiefs of Signal

1880 - 1947    1947 - Present

Major General Peter M. Cuviello

1998 - 2000

Major General Peter M. Cuviello received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Canisius College and his Masters in Business Administration (Operations Research and Systems Analysis) from the Florida Institute of Technology.


His military education includes the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Radio Systems Officer Course, Armed Forces Staff College, Army War College, and Army Research Associate Fellowship Program. Major General Cuviello was commissioned through the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program on 31 May 1969 and entered active duty at Fort Hood, Texas.


His initial assignment was a platoon leader in C Company, 141st Signal Battalion, 1st Armored Division. He was next assigned to the 523rd Signal Battalion, 23rd Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, as a platoon leader and then as the Division Radio Officer. Between 1971 and 1984, Major General Cuviello served as a staff officer at Headquarters, U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona and at the U.S. Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Commander D Company, 67th Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Communications Officer for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and Assistant Division Signal Officer for the 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea; Operations Research Systems Analyst for the Army Concepts and Analysis Agency, Bethesda, Maryland; Communications Duty Officer, J6, for the U.S. European Command, Vaihingen, Germany; and Executive Officer of the 52nd Signal Battalion, Vaihingen, Germany.


He commanded the 57th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas from July 1984 to July 1986. Major General Cuviello was the Senior C4 Information Management Area Program Analyst in the Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, then the Deputy Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C., from 1987 to 1992. Major General Cuviello commanded the 3rd Signal Brigade, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas from July 1992 to July 1994. Prior to assuming the duties of Director, Program and Architecture, ODISC4, on 16 June 1997, he was the Director, Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence Systems (J6), U.S. Southern Command, Panama.


Major General Cuviello's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (one Bronze Service Star), Vietnam Service Medal (two Bronze Service Stars), Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (second award), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Signal Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Badge, Army Superior Unit Award, and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.





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