U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Major General John C. Doesburg
Major General John C. Doesburg had a long and illustrious military career. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Oklahoma Second Lieutenant Doesburg entered the Army in 1970 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) college program. He later received his Master of Military Arts and Science degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and graduated from the Army War College.
His last active duty assignment was as Commanding General, United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Prior to this he was Commanding General, United State Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command.
In 2010, Major General (Retired) Doesburg became the Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. He now serves as a member of the Strategic Advisory Group for the Global Security Directorate. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster and Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
In 2007, Major General (Retired) Doesburg was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Corps.