LTG Shoffner

2011

Distinguished Alumni

LTG(R) Dutch Shoffner

Class of 1958

  

While attending Cameron State Agricultural College, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Wilson A. “Dutch” Shoffner was a member of Cameron’s Army ROTC program, belonged to Phi Theta Kappa, and was a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He also served as a Student Senate Officer and as president of the Student Government Association.

Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1967, Shoffner served in the U.S. Army for 32 years. Among his highest assignments was that of Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations in Washington, D.C.  He became a Lieutenant General in 1991 and retired two years later as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Command at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

He was recognized with numerous decorations and badges throughout his career, including the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal, which is awarded for exceptional performance in a duty of great responsibility, and the Bronze Star, which is awarded for meritorious service.

Following his retirement from the military, he was appointed Vice President for Product Development at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Retired from that position in 2003, he now resides in Colleyville, Texas, where he volunteers his time and services to organizations in that community.

Lt. Gen. Shoffner received Cameron’s President’s Distinguished Service Award in 1987. He continues to return to the Cameron campus to speak to ROTC cadets about the principles of leadership.