Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman
Superintendent,
United States Military Academy, West Point

[ Superintendent, USMA ] On June 24, 1996, Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman became the 55th Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

A native of Hudson, Ohio, General Christman graduated first in his class from the U.S. Military Academy in 1965. He holds masterís degrees in civil engineering and public affairs from Princeton University and a law degree from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the National War College. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., bars and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

General Christmanís major command assignments include serving as the nineteenth U.S. Representative to the NATO Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium (1993-94); Commanding General, U.S. Army Engineer Center and Fort Leonard Wood and Commandant, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., (1991-93); Commander of the Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, Ga., (1984-86); Commander of the 54 Engineer Battalion in Wildflecken, Germany (1980- 82); Company Commander in the 326th Engineer Battalion, Hue, Vietnam (1969-70); and Company Commander, 2nd Engineer Battalion, Changpo-Ri, Korea (1966).

His major staff assignments involved service as a Staff Officer in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C., (1976-78) and as a Staff Assistant with National Security Council, the White House (1975-76). In both of these assignments, General Christman was responsible for advising the Army Chief of Staff and senior staff on the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT). Further, he was called upon to testify before the House Select Committee on intelligence regarding Soviet compliance with earlier arms control agreements.

Immediately prior to his current assignment, General Christman served for 21 months as Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General John M. Shalikashvili. In this capacity, he supported Secretary of State Warren Christopher as a member of the Middle East Peace Negotiating Team and in arms control negotiations with the Russian Federation. Additionally, General Christman served for a year and a half as Army adviser to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William J. Crowe, and then as Assistant to the Attorney General of the U.S. for National Security Affairs.

General Christman also served as Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy in Department of Army Headquarters, Washington, D.C. His duties in this assignment focused on negotiations relating to the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) arms control talks between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. In the course of supporting these negotiations on behalf o the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Chairman, JCS, General Christman briefed former President Bush and traveled to Europe to brief allied heads of state and the NATO Secretary General. He has also been called upon to testify before Congress on CFE initiatives as well as on other topics relating to our NATO commitments and Army force structure.

Among his military decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards) and the Air Medal (three awards).



RESUME OF SERVICE
CAREER OF
DANIEL WILLIAM CHRISTMAN, Lieutenant General


DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 5 May 1943, Youngstown, Ohio

YEARS OF ACTIVE COMMISSIONED SERVICE:Over 30

PRESENT ASSIGNMENT: Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy since 24 June 1996.

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:
The Engineer School, Advanced Course
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
National War College

EDUCATION DEGREES:
U.S. Military Academy - BS Degree - No Major
Princeton University - MS Degree - Civil Engineering
Princeton University - MPA Degree - Public Affairs
George Washington University - JD Degree - General Law

FOREIGN LANGUAGES(S):
Spanish


MAJOR DUTY ASSIGNMENTS

FROMTOASSIGNMENT
June 65Nov 65Student, Ranger Course, U.S. Army
Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.
Nov 65Dec 66Platoon Leader, Later Commander,
Company A, 2d Engineer Battalion,
2d Infantry Division, U.S. Army, Korea
Jan 67Jun 67Assistant Professor of Military Science,
U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps,
Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Jun 67Jun 69Student, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Jun 69Feb 70Commander, Company B, 326th Engineer battalion,
101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), U.S.
Army, Vietnam
Jul 70Jun 73Instructor, later Assistant Professor, Department of
Social Sciences, U.S. military Academy,
West Point, N.Y.
Aug 73Jun 74Student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff
College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
Jun 74Dec 75Program Analyst, National Security Council Staff,
Executive Office of the President, The White
House, Washington, D.C.
Dec 75May 78Staff Officer, Nuclear Division, Office of the Deputy
Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S.
Army, Washington, D.C.
Jun 78Mar 80Assistant Division Engineer, later Special Assistant
to the Chief of Staff, 10th Combat Engineer
Battalion, 3d Infantry Division, U.S. Army
Europe, Germany
Mar 80Jun 82Commander, 54th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer
Brigade, U.S. Army Europe, Germany
Jun 82Jun 83Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair,
Washington, D.C.
Jun 83Jan 84Assistant Director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, Washington, D.C.
Jan 84Jan 86District Engineer/Commander, Engineer District Savannah,
Savannah, Ga.
Jan 86Jan 87Executive Assistant to the Assistant to the Chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Joint Staff,
Washington, D.C.
Jan 87Sep 88Army Member, Chairmanís Staff Group,
Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Washington, D.C.
Sep 88Jun 90Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy,
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for
Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Jun 90Jun 91Director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy, office of
the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations
and Plans, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C.
Jun 91Aug 93Commanding General, U.S. Army Engineer Center
and Fort Leonard Wood/Commandant,
U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Aug 93Sep 93Special Assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
Sep 93Oct 94U.S. Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization Military Committee, Belgium
Oct 94Jun 96Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Washington, D.C.

PROMOTIONSDATES OF
APPOINTMENT
2LT9 Jun 65
1LT1 Sep 66
CPT1 Nov 67
MAJ14 May 75
LTC8 Aug 79
COL1 Oct 83
BG1 Aug 89
MG1 Jul 92
LTG1 Oct 93

U.S DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Defense Distinguished Service Medal
(with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal
with 1 Bronze Service Star
Army Distinguished Service Medal
(with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars
Legion of Merit (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)Army Service Ribbon
Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)Army Overseas Ribbon with Bronze Arabic Numeral "2"
Meritorious Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)Vietnam Technical Service Medal (First Class)
Air Medals with Bronze Arabic Numeral "3"Inter-American Defense Board Medal
Army Commendation Medal
(with 1 Oak Leaf cluster)
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

Assignment Dates Grade
Program Analyst, National Security Council Staff, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. Jun 74-Dec 75 Major
Executive Assistant to the Assistant to the Chairman, Later Army Member, Chairmanís Staff Group, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C. Jan 86-Oct 88 Colonel
U.S. Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee, Brussels, Belgium Sep 93-Oct 94 Lieutenant General
Assistant to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Washington, D.C. Oct 94-Jun 96 Lieutenant General