Canadian Army History Signed By General Gordon Reay To The Head Of The Us Army
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Canadian Army History Signed By General Gordon Reay To The Head Of The Us Army:
This book was purchased from the estate sale ofGeneral Gordon R. Sullivan,United States Army Chief of Staff, 21 June 1991-20 June 1995
WE STAND ON GUARDAN ILLUSTRATED HISTORYOF THE CANADIAN ARMYby John MarteinsonWith Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, Norman Hillmer, William Johnston and William RawlingMontreal, Canada : Ovale, ©1992.
First printing of the first edition,hardcover, illustrated
Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaperfrom Lt. Gen. Gordon Reay to General Gordon Sullivan
[signature guaranteed to be authentic]
The book is in fine condition in a fine dustjacketin a new Brodart mylar dustjacket protectorthat I put on the dustjacket wikipedia:
Lieutenant General Gordon Reay CMM, MBE, CD (30 May 1943 – 21 December 2000) was the Chief of the Land Staff of the Canadian Forces.
Educated at High School in Montreal, Reay graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1965. He was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. He served in both Edmonton and Germany.
In 1969 he joined the staff at Mobile Command Headquarters at Saint-Hubert, Quebec and in 1971 he attended the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College. He then went on an operational tour with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. In 1975 he joined 1st British Corps in Bielefeld and in 1977 he became a senior staff officer with 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
He was appointed Commanding Officer of 1st Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1979. He went on to become Director of Military Manpower Distribution at National Defence Headquarters in 1981 and, as a Brigadier, he became Special Policy Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister (Personnel) there in 1983. In 1987 he was made Commander of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and in 1989 he was promoted to Major-General and appointed Chief of Land Doctrine and Operations. In 1991 he was appointed Deputy Commander of Land Force Command and in 1993 he became Chief of the Land wikipedia:
Gordon Russell Sullivan (born September 25, 1937) is a retired United States Army general, who served as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sullivan also served as acting Secretary of the Army.....
.....During his army career, Sullivan served as: Assistant Commandant, United States Army Armor School at Fort Knox, Kentucky from November 1983 to July 1985; Deputy Commandant, United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas from March 1987 to June 1988; Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Riley, Kansas from June 1988 to July 1989; Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans; and Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1990 to 1991. His overseas assignments included four tours in Europe, two in Vietnam and one in Korea.
Sullivan culminated his service in uniform as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the United States Army—the senior general officer in the army—and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As the Chief of Staff of the Army, Sullivan created the vision and led the team that transitioned the army from its Cold War posture. In August 1993, President Bill Clinton assigned the duties and responsibility of acting Secretary of the Army to Sullivan who continued to serve as Chief of Staff.
Sullivan retired from the United States Army on July 31, 1995 after more than 36 years of active service. The military march "Architect of Victory" was dedicated to him on the occasion of his
The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) is a statutory office (10 U.S.C. § 3033) held by a four-star general in the United States Army. As the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Army, the CSA is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Army. In a separate capacity, the CSA is a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (10 U.S.C. § 151) and, thereby, a military advisor to the National Security Council, the Secretary of Defense, and the President of the United States. The CSA is typically the highest-ranking officer on active-duty in the U.S. Army unless the Chairman or the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are Army officers.