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Introduction Foyer
Changing Gallery and Theater
Hawaiian Warfare
Camp McKinley
Defending an Island
Shell Magazine Replica
Manning the Defenses
Army Aviation Takes Off
Battery Randolph
The Winds of War
December 7 1941
Hawaii on Defense
Hawaii on Offense
Hawaii's Japanese Americans
Korea - A Limited War
The Vietnam War
General Eric K Shinseki
Gallery of Heroes

General Eric K. Shinseki Exhibit

ERIC KEN SHINSEKI was born in Lihue on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, on 28 November 1942; graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant of Artillery, 1965; married Patricia "Patty" Yoshinobu, 26 June 1965; served as forward observer with Battery B, 2d Battalion, 9th Artillery, in Vietnam, and was wounded in action, 1965-1966; served as assistant secretary and then secretary to General Staff, U.S. Army, Hawaii, Schofield Barracks, 1967-1968; transferred to Armor and attended armor officer advanced course at the Armor School, Fort Knox, 1968-1969; commanded Troop A, 3d Squadron, 5th Cavalry, in Vietnam, and was wounded in action, 1970; served as personnel staff officer in Headquarters, United States Army, Pacific, 1971-1974; received a master of arts in English from Duke University, 1976; taught English at the United States Military Academy, 1976-1978; graduated from thc Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, 1979; served as regimental adjutant and then squadron executive officer with 3d Armored Cavalry, Fort Bliss, 1979-1981; served in Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, 1981-1982; commanded 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 3d Infantry Division, United States Army, Europe, 1982-1984; was the division's assistant chief of staff, G-3 (Operations), 1984-1985; graduated from the National War College, 1986; served as chief, Institutional Training Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, 1986-1987; served in Europe as commander of 2d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division, 1987-1989, assistant chief of staff, G-3, VII Corps, 1989-1990, deputy chief of staff (support), Allied Land Forces Southern Europe, 1990-1992, and assistant division commander, 3d Infantry Division, 1992-1993; served as director of training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, 1993-1994; commanded 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, 1994-1995; appointed as assistant deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, U.S. Army, 1995; became deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, 1996; served simultaneously as commanding general, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army, commanding general, NATO Land Forces, Central Europe, and commander of the NATO-led Stabilization Force, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1997-1998; was vice chief of staff of the United States Army, 1998-1999; was chief of staff of the United States Army, 22 June 1999-1 1 June 2003; initiated the Army Transformation campaign to address both the emerging strategic challenges of the early twenty-first century and the need for cultural and technological change in the Army; following the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks, led the Army during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM; integrated the pursuit of the Global War on Terrorism with Army Transformation, enabling the Army to continue to transform while at war; retired from active service, August 2003.

A short biography, entitled My Name is Shinseki and I am a Soldier and written by noted author Richard Halloran, is illustrated with many photos from the General's own collection. The booklet is on sale exclusively in the Museum Store.

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Original text for the exhibit pages was provided by Barbara Mills.

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