Roger C. Schultz

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Roger C. Schultz
Roger C. Schultz.jpg
Born (1945-10-13) October 13, 1945 (age 69)
Le Mars, Iowa
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1963–2005
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry
2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division
Director, Army National Guard
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge

Roger C. Schultz (born October 13, 1945) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who served as Director of the Army National Guard.

Early life[edit]

Roger Charles Schultz was born in Le Mars, Iowa on October 13, 1945. He graduated from LeMars Community School in 1963 and enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard. He received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1967.[1]

Schultz is a licensed airplane pilot (Commercial and Multi-Engine Land Instrument Rating).[2]

Vietnam war[edit]

In 1968, Schultz was called to active duty as a member of the Iowa National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 133rd Infantry. After training at Fort Carson, Colorado, he served in Vietnam with 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment in 1969, first as a rifle platoon leader, and later as a scout platoon leader. Schultz received the Silver Star for heroism in combat, as well as the Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart (two awards), Vietnam Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Stars), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Gold and Silver Star), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (with "60" Device), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Palm Unit Citation), and Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation.[3][4][5]

Education[edit]

Schultz is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, and the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Upper Iowa University in 1980. In 1992 he graduated from the United States Army War College and received a Master of Public Administration degree from Shippensburg State University.[6]

Post Vietnam war[edit]

Schultz continued his military service after the Vietnam War, serving in a variety of command and staff positions in Iowa. His assignments included: Commander, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 133rd Infantry (1975-1976); Commander, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry (1982-1984); Chief of Staff, Iowa Army National Guard (1988-1991); Commander, 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry Division (1992-1995); and Deputy Adjutant General, Iowa National Guard (1995-1998).[7][8][9] While serving as Deputy Adjutant General, Schultz was also assigned as Deputy Director of the Army’s Directorate for Mobilization Support, part of an effort by Secretary of Defense William Cohen to better integrate the Reserve and Active components of the military for fighting domestic terrorism.[10][11][12]

Director, Army National Guard[edit]

In 1998, Schultz was appointed Director of the Army National Guard as a Major General.[13]

In 2001, Congress passed legislation upgrading the positions in charge of the Reserve components, including Director of the Army National Guard and Director of the Air National Guard, and Schultz was promoted to Lieutenant General.[14]

Schultz served as Director of the Army National Guard until retiring in 2005.[15] he was succeeded by Clyde A. Vaughn.

Post military career[edit]

After retiring from the military, Schultz was named Vice President of Unitech, a company which provided homeland security and military training and simulation products and services to government and the military.[16] Unitech was later purchased by Lockheed Martin, and Schultz became a program Management Director.[17]

In 2011, Schultz became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SENTEL Corporation, which provides technology development and testing services to the military and government agencies.[18]

Schultz was also a member of the Board of Directors of 5Star Life Insurance Company and the Armed Forces Benefit Association.[19] In addition, he served on the Association of the United States Army Council of Trustees.[20]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Schultz’s awards include:

Additional awards[edit]

In 2006 Schultz was the commencement speaker at Morningside College and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.[21]

Effective Dates of Promotions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, Subcommittee on Airland Forces Hearing on Modernization of the United States Army, March 24, 1999, pages 2-3
  2. ^ U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Hearing Record, Department of Defense Appropriations for 2006, Biographical sketch, Roger C. Schultz, 2006, page 43
  3. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for 2001, Biographical Summary, Roger C. Schultz, 2001, page 501
  4. ^ LeMars Daily Sentinel, Merrill Soldier Awarded Silver Star, November 11, 1969
  5. ^ 25th Infantry Division, Tropic Lightning News, Decorated, October 13, 1969, page 2
  6. ^ United States Senate, Honoring Lieutenant General Roger C. Schultz, Senator Charles Grassley, July 12, 2005
  7. ^ Association of the United States Army, Schultz to be Recognized, November 1, 2004
  8. ^ Amelia Meyer, National Guard Education Foundation, A Better Telling of a Difficult Story, March, 2013
  9. ^ Cedar Rapids Gazette, Col. Roger Schultz Appointed National Guard Adjutant General, January 7, 1995
  10. ^ Paul Stone, American Forces Press Service, Cohen Unveils Program to Combat Domestic Terrorism, March 18, 1998
  11. ^ Associated Press, Lewiston Sun-Journal, Cohen: Bring National Guard Into Response Against Terrorists, March 18, 1998
  12. ^ Iowa Gazette, No Iowa National Guard, Reserve units called up yet, September 15, 1994
  13. ^ U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Hearing Record, Department of Defense Appropriations for 2006: Army recruiting and retention programs, Biographical sketch, Roger C. Schultz, 2005, pages 41-43
  14. ^ Lt. Col. Randy Pullen, Public Affairs and Liaison Directorate, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Army Reserve’s Long Fight Wins a Three-Star CAR, Update: Washington, July, 2001, page 1
  15. ^ GX Magazine, A Lasting Legacy, August/September, 2005, page 4
  16. ^ Unitech, Executive profile, Roger C. Schultz, accessed May 23, 2013
  17. ^ Bloomberg Businessweek, Executive profile, Roger C. Schultz, accessed May 23, 2013
  18. ^ Sentel Corporation, Management Team Biographies, accessed May 23, 2013
  19. ^ Armed Forces Benefit Association, Director Biographies, accessed May 23, 2013
  20. ^ Association of the United States Army, 2 new members elected to AUSA Council of Trustees, 7 re-elected, July 1, 2011
  21. ^ Morningside College, Morningside College Announces Speaker for its 108th Commencement Exercises, May 4, 2006

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