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Four distinguished members inducted into Regiment.

Upon Regimental activation, the Signal Corps instituted a program for the recognition of personnel who made a special contribution and distinguished themselves in service to the Regiment. These distinguished member positions are designed to not only recognize those people whose service is most notable, but to promote and enhance the history and traditions of the Regiment and foster cohesion among its members.

BG Randolph Strong, Chief of Signal, with the assistance of GEN Scott Wallace, Training and Doctrine Command commander, inducted four new Distinguished Members of the Regiment in a ceremony Aug. 24, 2006, at the LandWarNet Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Retired CSM Larry Paylor

Retired CSM Larry Paylor's career began in 1972 when he attended basic training at Fort Dix and then received advanced individual training in the Signal Corps at Fort Gordon.

Paylor served five tours overseas to include service with the 1st Signal Brigade in Korea and numerous assignments with the 5th Signal Command and as command sergeant major of the 32nd Signal Battalion in Germany. He has served in every non-commissioned officer leadership position, from team chief, operations sergeant and first sergeant, to command sergeant major. He served as command sergeant major of the 35th Signal Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., the command sergeant major of the ll08th Signal Brigade, Fort Ritchie, Md., the Fort Ritchie Army Garrison CSM, and finally the CSM of the U.S. Army Signal Command, Fort Huachuca, Ariz. He has received numerous awards and recognitions to include two Legion of Merits and Silver and Bronze Orders of Mercury and he is an honorary member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. Paylor has been retired since 2002 and continues to support the Signal Soldier as a defense contractor for Engineering Solutions and Products, Inc. In 2004 he deployed C4 packages to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, which proved to be hugely successful in providing communications to Soldiers on the ground. In recognition of outstanding contributions to Regimental continuity, tradition, and esprit de corps, Retired CSM Larry Paylor was assigned the distinction of Distinguished Member of the United States Army Signal Regiment by BG Randolph Strong.

Bobby Dunn

Bobby Dunn enlisted in the Army in 1961 and retired after 23 years of honorable and selfless service. His military career encompassed a variety of Army security and agency and Signal assignments. He served in combat as a tactical Signal officer with the 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry of the 196th Infantry Brigade and then with the Signal Advisory Group in Vietnam. He later served with the 16th, 122nd, and 142nd Signal Battalions, and finally with the 3rd Signal Brigade as the brigade S4. Upon retirement, Dunn joined General Dynamics serving as the manager of the Mobile Subscriber Equipment Regional Support Center for the Third Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. In this capacity, he has continued to provide support for the U.S. Army for 20 years. He deployed in 1991 to support Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with four recently fielded MSE Signal Battalions and then deployed in 2003 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom I, and once again in 2004 for Iraqi Freedom II and III. Dunn is personally and professionally involved with all aspects of the Third Corps Signal Force. Because of his untiring contributions to the Signal Regiment and the Army, Dunn was recognized as a Distinguished Member by BG Randolph Strong.

Retired MG Eugene Renzi

MG Eugene Renzi retired from the United States Army in 1990 with 32 years of service. At the time of his retirement, he was the director for Command, Control, and Communications Systems, U.S. Pacific Command. His earlier tours included duty as a communications staff officer in Vietnam, commander, 40th Signal Battalion, commander of operations command and deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, USA Communications Command, Washington, D.C., commanding general, 7th Signal Command at Fort Ritchie, Md., and J6, United States Pacific Command.

After retirement, Renzi joined ManTech International and is now president of the defense systems group and senior executive vice president of the corporation. His duties encompass corporate development in defense communications. In June 2003 Renzi was elected as chairman of the board of directors of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association International, which most members know, provides a bridge between government and industry with over 20,0000 individual members, 10,000 corporate members, and 1,000 corporate sponsors.

Because of Renzi's stellar military career and his continuing contributions to the communications field, he was appointed a Distinguished Member of the Signal Regiment by BG Randolph Strong.

Retired LTG Peter Cuviello led with vision, decisiveness, and a true commitment to the Signal Regiment, the Army and the United States of America. Cuviello began his military career as a platoon leader with the 141st Signal Battalion, then platoon leader and radio officer with 523rd Signal Battalion, 23rd Infantry Division, in Vietnam. He served as a company commander with the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Ga.; commander, 57th Signal Battalion and 3rd Signal Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Signal and commanding general, United States Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon. In his final assignment as the chief information officer and G6 for the United Army, he successfully led the Army's most intensive information technology changes in more than a century--Army knowledge management--while fully dedicated to directing the Army's command, control, communication, and computers as related to national security and defense. After his 33 years of military service, Cuviello retired and joined Lockheed-Martin Corporation where he continues to serve the military C4 and Information Technology community in combat support systems development and as vice president for integrated systems and solutions business strategies. He serves as an executive board member with AFCEA and the National Science Center and is active in the Signal Corps Regimental Association and Association of the United States Army. He was named the International AFCEAN of the Year in 2003. His personal commitment to the ideals and people of the Regiment serve as a working example for all Signaleers, both military and civilian. He consistently sets the standards that bring great honor to him and the Signal Regiment. For his outstanding contributions and accomplishments, BG Randolph Strong welcomed him as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment.

Ms. Wood is the chief of the Regimental Division, Office Chief of Signal, at Fort Gordon, Ga.


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Title Annotation:LandWarNet 2006
Author:Wood, Susan
Publication:Army Communicator
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2006
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