Army Aviation

June 1991 Briefings

1604 lb 25 kiddGeneral Gordon Sullivan, Army Chief of Staff designee, has selected CSM Richard Kidd, 47, as the next Sergeant Major of the Army.  CSM Kidd, currently assigned to I Corps, will replace SMA Julius “Bill” Gates, who is retiring June 30, 1991, after a career of more than thirty years.

CSM Kidd is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy, Special Forces Operations and Intelligence Course and Airborne School.  He is a veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam, 1966-67 and 1970-71.  Among his decorations are the Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachute Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (with Palm). . .

Source: Page 69, Army Aviation, June 30, 1991 issue.