An Interview with Brigadier General Stan Cherrie (Retired)
About our Guest
Brigadier General (Ret.) Stan Cherrie was commissioned a second lieutenant of Armor in 1964 from Rutgers University. After basic and Airborne training, he was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry at Ft Lewis, WA as a platoon leader in Alpha troop.
After graduating from helicopter flight training, he was assigned to the 191st Assault Helicopter Company and flew Huey Gunships in Viet Nam in 1967-68. On his second combat tour, he commanded H Troop, 17th Armored Cavalry again in Viet Nam in the Americal Division in 1971.
As a lieutenant colonel he commanded the 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry in Bad Hersfeld, Germany from 1981-1984. He served as the chief of staff for the 1st Armored Division from February 1986 to June 1988 in Ansbach, Germany, then moved north to Garlstedt where he commanded a heavy Brigade, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Armored Division Forward. Following brigade command, he served as the G3 of VII Corps in Stuttgart then in Saudi Arabia/Iraq in Operation Desert Storm.
He was promoted to brigadier general in March 1993 and served as the G2/G3 of the Allied Command Europe Rapid Reaction Corps in Bielefield then Rheindahlen Germany until 1995. He then served as the assistant division commander (maneuver) for the 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany then later in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina as the ADC-(M) of IFOR’s Task Force Eagle in 1995-96.
He retired at Fort Leavenworth in February 1998 as the ADCS-T West (CAC-T), and then spent 14 years in various leadership positions with Cubic Applications, Inc. now Valiant Integrated Services, Inc.
His education includes a bachelor’s in psychology from Rutgers University in 1964 and a master’s in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1985. His military education includes attendance at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the British Army Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service medal, the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, Air Medal with V device, Air Medal numeral 8, and the Legion of Merit.
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Posted: December 6, 2021 by Simons Center