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Retired Aug. 1, 1971

Major General Anthony T. Shtogren is deputy director, J-6 (communications-electronics), Organization of the Joint Chief of Staff, Washington, D.C.

General Shtogren was born in 1917, in Boston, Mass. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College in 1939 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and received his master of science degree in chemistry summa cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., in 1940.

He began his military career in the fall of 1940 as an aviation cadet and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1941. During 1940-1941 he did graduate work in meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

From 1942 to 1945 he served as a weather officer at Turner Field, Ga., and with the 2d Air Division in the European Theater of Operations. Returning to the United States in May 1945, he attended advanced meteorological school at Chanute Field, Ill., and was then assigned to Langley Field, Va., where he served as director of Personnel and Administration, Headquarters Air Weather Service, from January to September 1946.

He entered the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in September 1946 and was awarded a master of business administration degree in July 1948.

His next assignment was with Headquarters Air Weather Service, Washington, D.C., where he served as assistant chief of staff and later deputy chief of staff, Personnel. He remained with Headquarters Air Weather Service until August 1951 when he became commander of the 2d Weather Group at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

From September 1954 until August 1957 he was assigned to Tokyo, Japan, as deputy commander and later commander of the 1st Weather Wing. Under his command, the wing was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for its service, particularly in locating and tracking typhoons to gather vital data. During this assignment, General Shtogren was awarded his second Legion of Merit for establishing unique systems of pilot weather reporting and en route meteorological watch that materially improved flying safety within the command. He also assisted the commanders of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force, the Republic of Korea Air Force and the Chinese Nationalist Air Force in the development of a weather service.

He returned to the United States in September 1957 and was assigned as commander of the 3rd Weather Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. He also served as staff weather officer to the commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command. The wing was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for its support of SAC.

In July 1963 General Shtogren assumed command of the Eastern Communications Region, Air Force Communications Service, at Westover Air Force Base, Mass. In June 1965 he was named commander of the Pacific Communications Area at Wheeler Air Force Base, Hawaii, and from August 1966 to May 1968 he also served as deputy chief of staff, communications-electronics, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. He became deputy director J-6 (communications-electronics), Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in July 1968.

His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Ribbon, Distinguished Unit Citation Emblem, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with oak leaf cluster and the Croix de Guerre with palm (France).

(Current as of April 15, 1969)


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