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Robert B. Rosenkranz ’61 Inducted Into the U.S. Army Force Management Hall of Fame

Maj. Gen. Robert M. (Bo) Dyess, Jr. '82 joins Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Robert B. Rosenkranz '61 following the induction of Rosenkranz into the U.S. Army Force Management Hall of Fame May 29 at the Pentagon. Rosenkranz played a major role as a U.S. Army Force Manager during a period of world-changing events and Army transition. The Hall of Fame recognizes military and civilian personnel who made significant and lasting contributions in areas such as doctrine, manning and equipping. Maj. Gen. Dyess is the Director of Force Development, G-8 and is responsible for equipping the U.S. Army and oversees the activity of all U.S. Army Force Managers.

Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Rosenkranz retired in 1995 following a distinguished 34-year career and is the 14th inductee to receive the honor. From 1989-1992, while serving as Director of Force Programs in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Rosenkranz planned, designed and organized end-strength reductions during the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the fall of the Berlin Wall, Operation Desert Storm (Kuwait/Iraq) and Operation Just Cause (Panama).

From 1992-1995, as Commander of the Operational Test and Evaluation Command he led the assessment of weapons systems and the design of organizational requirements and capabilities. During this assignment, he was responsible for bringing digitalization to the battlefield with Force 21. Rosenkranz graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1961 and holds a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. 

He continues to apply his experience and skills as a leader in the defense industry.

(Photo credit: Marla J. Hurtado)













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