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First Name: Robert

Last Name: RisCassi

Birthplace: Hartford, CT, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: William

Date of Birth: 18 January 1936

Rank: General

Years Served: 1958-1993
Robert William RisCassi

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Robert William RisCassi
General, U.S. Army

Robert William RisCassi was born on 18 January 1936 in Hartford, CT. He is a 1958 graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in History and holds a Master's Degree from Auburn University in Political Science. His military education includes the Army War College and the Air Command and Staff College.

His assignments include Director of the Joint Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, all in Washington, DC; Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS; Commander of the 9th Infantry Division (Motorized), Fort Lewis, WA; Assistant Division Commander of the 8th Infantry Division (Mechanized) in Germany; and Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA.

Major commands include Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army (VCSA) from 1989-90; Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander-in-Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, U.S. Forces Korea/Commanding General, Eighth U.S. Army (CINCUNC/CINCCFC/COMUSFK/CG EUSA) from 1990-92; and Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/U.S. Combined Forces Command/Commander, U.S. Forces Korea (CINCUNC/CINCCFC/COMUSFK) from 1992-93.

General RisCassi retired from active service in 1993.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star with Valor Device and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with Valor Device and Award Numeral 30
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon with Award Numeral 2
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Senior Parachutist Badge
Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge


He was awarded the University of Connecticut Distinguished Alumni Award in 1989.

In Retirement

RisCassi is Vice-President of L-3 Communications Corporation. He served on the Commission on Roles and Missions in 1995, and has been employed as an executive with Loral Corporation and Lockheed Martin. He sits on the boards of Alliant Techsystems, Korea Society, National Intelligence Council, is a member of the SPECTRUM Group's Senior Advisory Group.

He was a member of the Department of Defense 2001 investigation into the No Gun Ri allegations, and sat on the National Defense Panel in 1997.

Honoree ID: 312   Created by: MHOH




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