Peter George Olenchuk

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Peter George Olenchuk (died 2000) was a Major General in the United States Army.


Originally a native of Bayonne, New Jersey, Olenchuk would graduate from Lebanon Valley College before obtaining a M.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.D. in Business Administration from George Washington University.[1] He would marry Ruth Clement and have three children. Olenchuk died on October 6, 2000 in Ogunquit, Maine. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


Olenchuk oversaw the controversial Operation CHASE during the 1960s. In 1973 he became Director of Material Acquisition of the Army. Later he became Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition. He retired in 1975.

Awards he received include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.