Psychological Operations Regimental Crest

U.S. Army Psychological Operations Regiment

The United States Army’s Psychological Operations Regiment can trace its lineage to World War II, when Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower established the Information and Censorship Section of the Allied Forces Headquarters, Europe. In that section, Brig. Gen. Robert A. McClure consolidated several functions for which most Army officers had little preparation: public relations, censorship and psychological warfare.

Psychological operations were used extensively by all sides during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. PSYOP supported Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and Operation Just Cause in Panama. During Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, PSYOP supported coalition forces and helped destroy Iraqi forces in southern Iraq and Kuwait. Since Desert Storm, PSYOP Soldiers have supported operations worldwide, ranging from humanitarian assistance and peacekeeping during Operation Provide Promise in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to counterdrug operations in South America and Asia, to demining operations around the globe.

Since the 9/11 attacks, the PSYOP Regiment has been heavily engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Horn of Africa, the Philippines and other areas around the globe. On Oct. 16, 2006, PSYOP became an official branch within the Army. The members of the PSYOP branch continue to support special-operations forces, geographic combatant commanders and other U.S. government agencies, meeting the needs of our nation in operations throughout the world.

Honorary Regimental Leadership

Honorary Colonel

Honorary Sergeant Major

Honorary Colonel of the Psychological Operations Regiment

Honorary Sergeant Major of the Psychological Operations Regiment

Christopher St. John

Brent Mendenhall

Colonel Command Sergeant Major
   
 

Distinguished Members

Inducted in 1998

Col. Alfred Paddock Command Sgt. Maj. Rudy Whittaker    

Alfred H. Paddock Jr.

Rudy Whittaker

 

 
Colonel Command Sergeant Major    
 

Inducted in 2010

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven L. Carney Col. Jack Guy, Jr.    

Steven L. Carney

Jack Guy, Jr.

 

 
Command Sergeant Major Colonel    
 

Inducted in 2011

Col. Curtis Boyd Col. Christopher E. St. John    

Curtis Boyd

Christopher E. St. John

 

 

Colonel Colonel    
       

Inducted in 2012

Col. Glenn Ayers Col. Scott Fedorchak Col. Jeffrey Jones Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Stein

Glenn Ayers

Scott Fedorchak

Jeffrey B. Jones

Michael W. Stein

Colonel Colonel Colonel Command Sergeant Major
       

Inducted in 2013

LTC. Milam MG McClure COL Timmes

Thomas A. Milam

Robert A. McClure

Thomas A. Timmes

Lieutenant Colonel Major General Colonel
       

Inducted in 2014

COL Blankenhorn COL Leyda LTC Buehring MAJ Fitzpatrick

Heber Blankenhorn

Christopher Leyda

Charles H. Buehring

Timothy F. Fitzpatrick

Colonel Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Major
       

Honorary Members of the Regiment

Mari Borstelmann

David Champagne

Douglas Elwell

Norman Gardner

Edward Tyner

Thomas Hedges

Debra Weltz

Nills Sorenson


MG Robert A. McClure Award


MG Robert A. McClure Award

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The Regimenal Honors, Awards and Affiliation Program is intended to recognize those who have contributed to the welfare of the Civil Affairs, Special Forces and Psychological Operations regiments, active or reserve component, as Department of the Army civilians, or in a private capacity. The program futher serves as a link between members of the regiments currently serving and those who have separated from service, but continue to advance the interests of their respective regiments. These recognized individuals serve as role models, advocates and public examples to all members of the regiments. Through their sterling example, they enhance unit morale, cohesion and esprit, and promote the war-fighting ethos, unwavering sense of pride and selfless service of today's Soldiers.

Nominations

Nominees may be active, retired or former officers, warrant officers or enlisted Soldiers who have graduated from the Civil Affairs, Psychological Operations or Special Forces qualification courses (or been awarded the Special Forces tab) and have served in their respective regiment. Nominees must have made significant contributions to the success of their regiment on the battlefield and/or to the training and qualification of new members of the regiment. For more information, click here.