U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Major General James R. Klugh
Major General James R. Klugh, a native of Greenwood, South Carolina, graduated from South Carolina State University in 1953 with a degree in chemistry and a commission in the U.S. Army.
After several years with infantry units, Major General Klugh began an association with the Chemical Corps in 1960. His assignments included Division Chemical Officer with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, command of Dugway Proving Ground and Commanding General of the Chemical Research and Development Center.
In 1990, the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army personally requested Major General Klugh to manage Chemical Logistics for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm; his outstanding work materially contributed to deterring Iraqi use of chemical munitions.
Major General Klugh’s superb service has been recognized by numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, 3rd Award, and the Distinguished Service Medal.