BG Stanislaus I. Hoey

Army ROTC Alumni Hall of Fame Member

Brigadier General Stanislaus J. Hoey, born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, May 7, 1933, was assigned Chief of Staff, Second US Army, Fort Gillem on January 16, 1984.

Commissioned in artillery in 1954 at Southern Mississippi University, his first troop assignment took him to Germany in early 1955 where he served with the 3d Armored Field Artillery, 2d Armored Division, as a Reconnaissance and Survey Officer and Battery Executive Officer.

In August 1958, he was assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, first as a student, then to the 1st Guided Missile Group as a Battery Executive Officer. Nine months later, he began a three-year assignment in the St. Louis Defense Area as a Platoon Leader and then Battery Commander in the 1st Battalion, 62d Artillery. After completing the Air Defense Artillery Officer Advanced Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Bliss, Texas, he spent 24 weeks studying French at the Defense Language School.

BG Hoey went to Vietnam in mid-1963 as a Military Advisor with the 23d Infantry Division at Quang Duc. The following year he was selected to be Professor of Military Science at Clemson University. During 1967-68, he attended the Command and General Staff College, then went to Germany for three years where he served in consecutive assignments as Executive Officer for the 10th Artillery Group; Commander of the 6th Battalion, 562d Artillery" 32d Army Air Defense Command; and finally as Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, 32d Army Air Defense Command.

His next assignment was on the Department of the Army Staff as System Staff Officer for Chaparral/Vulcan and FAAR Systems, and later Executive Officer, Air Defense Directorate, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development.

After a year at the National War College, General Hoey was assigned to Korea as 53, 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from August 1974 to October 1975. He then returned to Washington, DC, as a member of the Strategic Defense Branch, Strategic Operations Division, J3, Organization Joint Chiefs of Staff.

In July 1977, General Hoey was named Commander of the 69th Air Defense Artillery Group in Germany. and then became Chief of Staff of the 32d Army Air Defense Command. In June 1980, he was promoted to Brigadier General and then served as Deputy Commanding General of the 32d Army Air Defense Command until April 1982. .

Before taking his present job, he served in the Training and Doctrine Command as Assistant Commandant, US Army Air Defense Artillery School, Fort Bliss, Texas.

BG Hoey wears the Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army of Occupation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, National Defense Medal, Armed Service Ribbon and five awards of the Overseas Ribbon.

BG Hoey and his wife, Mary Margaret, are the parents of four children, Cynthia Valine, Lori, James, and William.