Carl E. Vuono
|Carl E. Vuono|
|Birth name||Carl Edward Vuono|
October 18, 1934 |
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1957-1991|
|Other work||CEO, Military Professional Resources Inc.|
Early life and career
He was born on 18 October 1934 in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. He is of Italian and Finnish ancestry. He began his career as a field artillery officer after graduating from the United States Military Academy, in West Point, New York. After graduating with the class of 1957, he served three tours in Vietnam as an artillery battalion executive officer with the 1st Infantry Division in 1966-67; executive officer of Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in 1970; and as commander, 1st Battalion, 77th Artillery in 1970-1971. Vuono rose through the ranks quickly, serving several times in the Army's Training and Doctrine Command, in which he eventually became its commander in 1986.
During his military career, he received many military awards and honors including the Army Distinguished Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star (with Valor device and six oak leaf clusters). He retired from active service in 1991.
After his retirement from the Army, Vuono joined Military Professional Resources Inc. (MPRI), a private military company, in 1993. . Since 1999 he has served as the CEO of MPRI. L-3 Communications acquired MPRI in June 2000 at which point Vuono was offered a senior management position at L-3 Communications. 
In 2003, he was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Award by the West Point Association of Graduates.
He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Shippensburg University.
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