Corns, Johnnie H., LTG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1991-1993, 00GC, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
Previously Held MOS
2162-Operations & Training Staff Officer (G3, S3)
00GD-Commanding General (Deputy)
Service Years
1958 - 1993
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Cold War Certificate


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Lieutenant General

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Infantry Shoulder Cord Army Staff Identification US Army Retired (Pre-2007) US Pacific Command

US Army Retired Special Forces Group

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Airborne Jungle Expert Badge Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

Vietnamese Fourragere

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Lieutenant General Johnnie H. Corns commanded the US Army, Pacific, from July 1991 until September 1993, his last major duty assignment. Commissioned as a second lieutenant in November 1958, he went on to serve in the Infantry and Special Forces in Vietnam. The source of his commission was ROTC.

Corns graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Government. He earned a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Shippensburg State College. His military education includes the Armed Forces Staff College and the US Army War College.

His first major command was Brigade Commander for 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea from 1978-1979. Upon promotion to Major General, Corns commanded the 6th Infantry Division (Light) as well as Fort Richardson, Alaska from 1986-1988. From there he served as Commanding General, US Army Japan and Commanding General, IX Corps, APO San Francisco until 1989.

Additional major duty assignments for Corns included serving as the Chief of the Plans and Operations Division for the Chief of Legislative Liaison, US Army, as well as Deputy Chief, Legislative Liaison, for the Secretary of the US Army. He served as Assistant Division Commander for the 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Training for the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. General Corns was the Inspector General for the US Army in Washington, DC from 1989-1991.

Among General Corns' decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge. He retired on 30 November 1993.  

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, (Select in Colleges) (ROTC), A/1
 Unit Assignments
2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division2nd Infantry DivisionDepartment of the Army (DA)172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate)
6th Infantry DivisionIX CorpsUS Army Pacific (USARPAC)
  1967-1968, 2162, 2nd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division
  1978-1979, 00GD, 2nd Infantry Division
  1983-1984, Office of the Secretary of the Army/Officer of the Chief, Legislative Liaison (OCLL)
  1985-1985, 00GC, 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate)/HHC
  1986-1988, 00GC, 6th Infantry Division
  1988-1989, 00GC, IX Corps
  1988-1991, Office of the Secretary of the Army/US Army Inspector General Agency (USAIGA)
  1991-1993, 00GC, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Colleges Attended 
Marshall UniversityShippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  1955-1958, Marshall University
  1960-1962, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
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