Distinguished Member of the Corps



Colonel Samuel L. Eure


Colonel Samuel L. Eure was born in Gates County, North Carolina. He received a BS in chemistry from Virginia State College and entered the U.S. Army through the ROTC program. He would later receive a MS in physics from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School.


Colonel Eure would serve in a variety of positions including: Platoon Leader, 4th CM Co, Germany; Assistant CBR Officer, 24th ID, Germany; Commander of Chemical Smoke Generator Company and Operations Officer, 2nd Chemical Battalion, Fort McClellan. He also served in a variety of staff positions including Faculty Advisor, Armed Forces Staff College, Logistic Staff Officer in Vietnam and was then Commander of Holston Army Ammunition Plant, where he was cited by the Tennessee House of Representatives for his outstanding performance.


Colonel Eure is best known for his work as the Project Manager for Smoke/Obscurants. He controlled a multi-faceted mission that included the development, acquisition and life-cycle management of smoke/obscurant material for the Army as well as for the other Armed Services. He is a member of the Association of the U.S. Army, the American Defense Preparedness Association and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.