Claude Milton Kicklighter Edit Profile
AB, Mercer University, 1955. Master of Arts, George Washington University. Graduate National and International Security Program, Harvard University, 1981.
Graduate Senior Managers in Government Program, Harvard University, 1982.
Commissioned officer United States Army, 1955, advanced through grades to lieutenant general. Staff Department Army, 1968-1970. With 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam, 1970-1971.
Commander 1st Battalion 21st Field Artillery, Fort Carson, Colorado, 1972-1973. Staff Office Joint Chief of Staff, 1974-1975, Office Defense Rep-Iran, Teheran, 1975-1976. Commander 24th Infantry Division Artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 1977-1978.
Assistant division Commander, 1978-1979. Assistant chief staff logistics Allied Forces Central Europe, The Netherlands, 1979-1981. Commanding general Security Assistance Center, Alexandria, Virginia, 1981-1983.
Chief of staff United States Army Materiel Development & Readiness Command, 1983-1984. Commanding general 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1984-1986. Assistant deputy chief of staff of logistics United States Army, Washington, 1986-1987, director of army staff, 1987-1989.
Commanding general United States Army Western Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, 1989-1990. Commander United States Army Pacific, 1989—1991. Deputy under secretary of army international affairs, United States Army United States Department Defense, Washington, 1995—1999.
Assistant secretary for policy & planning United States Department Veterans Affairs, 2001—2003. Assistant secretary for policy, planning & preparedness United States Department Veterans Affairs, 2003—2005, chief of staff, 2005. Special advisory for stabilization & security operations in Iraq & Afghanistan United States Department State, 2004.
Inspector general United States Department Defense, 2007—2008. Director principal investigator, The Critical Infrastructure Protection Program George Mason University School Law, Arlington, Virginia, since 2008. Board directors Habitat for Humanity, International, 1996—2001, chairman, 1998—2001.
The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.
Married Elizabeth Exley, April 24, 1954. Children: Elizabeth Jane, Claude M., Richard Van.