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officer , Army General

Robert Charles Kingston was American military officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Department Defense Distinguished Service medal, Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, others.


Kingston, Robert Charles was born on July 16, 1928 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John James and Mary (Shehan) Kingston.


Bachelor, University Omaha, 1965. Master of Arts, George Washington University, 1969. Postgraduate, Armed Forces Staff College, 1966.

Postgraduate, National War College, 1969. Postgraduate, Advanced Management Program, University Pittsburgh, 1972.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1949;advanced through grades to general, United States Army, 1981;commander 1st and 3d brigades, 1st Cavalry division, United States Army, Vietnam, 1969-1970;deputy secretary of general staff Office of Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1970-1972;commander Joint Casualty Resolution Center, United States Army, Thailand, 1973;assistant division commander 1st Infantry division, United States Army, Fort Riley, Kansas, 1974-1975;commanding general John F. Kennedy Center for Military Assistance, United States Armycommandant United States Army Institute for Military Assistance, United States Army, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1975;chief of staff United Nations Command United States Forces in Korea, United States Army, 1977-1979;commander 2d Infantry Division, United States Army, Korea, 1979-1981;commander Rapid Deployment Joint Task Force and United States Central Command, United States Army, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 1981-1985;retired, 1985;now consultant international corporations.


  • In 1970 he was assigned as the Deputy Secretary of the General Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army. In June 1972 General Kingston returned to Vietnam where he was promoted to Brigadier General in December and served as Deputy Commanding General, Second Regional Assistance Command and as Deputy Senior Advisor, II Corps and Military Region 2. Leaving Fort Bragg, General Kingston assumed command of the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in Dongducheon, Korea and served as Commanding General from June 1979 - June 1981.


Member Company Military Historians, Association United States Army, Special Forces Association (honorary), Uniformed Services Benefit Association (Board of Governors), Airlift Association (director), American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Married Josephine Rae, August 14, 1956 (deceased 1992). Stepchildren: George R. Cody, Leslie C. Reiman.

John James Kingston

Mary (Shehan) Kingston

Josephine Rae

George R. Cody Kingston

Leslie C. Reiman Kingston