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First Name: Sidney

Last Name: Weinstein

Birthplace: Camden, NJ, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Thomas

Date of Birth: 01 November 1934

Date of Death: 24 May 2007

Rank: Lieutenant General

Years Served: 1956 - 1989
Sidney Thomas Weinstein

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1956

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Sidney Thomas Weinstein
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Sidney Thomas Weinstein was born on 1 November 1934 in Camden, NJ.

Weinstein graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in the Class of 1956. He served in a broad variety of intelligence, counterintelligence and security positions in the U.S., Europe, Vietnam and Latin America during a 33-year career in the Army. During his military career, Weinstein established the Army's master plan for a professional Intelligence Corps that would serve future decades.

He served as Deputy Commanding General of the Intelligence and Security Command in Arlington, VA; as Commander of the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade and Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence of the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC; and Commanded the 2nd Military Intelligence Battalion in Germany.

As a Major General, he served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School at Fort Huachuca, AZ, during the period 1984-85. From 16 August 1985 to 30 September 1989, Weinstein, then a Lieutenant General, served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Headquarters, Department of the Army and was the first three-star General to serve in that position during the 1980s.

Although diminutive in height, Weinstein possessed a larger than life personality; one of his trademarks was having a penchant for creative profanity. He is considered by many to be the father of the modern Military Intelligence Corps.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Distinguished Service Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Master Parachutist Badge
Pathfinder Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge


Weinstein was inducted into the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Hall of Fame in 1990.

In Retirement

Upon his retirement, Weinstein became a senior executive with Electronic Warfare Associates in Chantilly, VA.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant General Sidney Thomas Weinstein died on 24 May 2007 in his home in Great Falls, VA. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3210   Created by: MHOH




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