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Leon E. Salomon

Leon E. Salomon

Leon E. Salomon as Lieutenant General

(1936-04-27) April 27, 1936 (age 80)
Chicago, Illinois

United States of America

United States Army

Years of service


Commands held
U.S. Army Materiel Command
Combined Arms Support Command
21st Support Command

Vietnam War

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Air Medal (3)
Expert Infantryman Badge

Other work
Board of Directors, GRC International
Vice President, Rubbermaid

General Leon E. Salomon was born in Chicago, Illinois on 27 April 1936. On completion of Infantry Officer Candidate School he was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1959. General Salomon has Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from the University of Florida and a Master of Science degree in management logistics from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Advanced Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
Following three years as an Infantry Officer, General Salomon transferred to the Chemical Corps in 1962. Following assignments as a Chemical School instructor and responsibility for an inventory control point in Orleans, France, he became involved in his first assignment with leveraging technology as Chief of the Automated Logistics Tests for the Division Logistics Systems at Fort Hood, Texas. After graduation from the Command and General Staff College (1969), a tour in Vietnam (1969–70), and graduate studies in logistics management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, he was again put to work developing automation systems to support logistics.
In 1974 he transferred to the Ordnance Corps and became Commander of the 19th Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Support Command, in Geisen, Germany. He later became Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics for the 3rd Armored Division, in Frankfurt.
Following graduation from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1978, he was assigned to the Office of the Army Chief of Staff as the Chief of the Commercial Industrial Type Activity Team.
In 1980 he became the Director of Combat Services Support Systems. He became involved in the drafting of the new proponency regulation that resulted in the recreation of the branch chief concept for Combat Service Support Branches. The end result was the reestablishment of the position of Chief of Ordnance and the rebirth