The following acclaimed Generals graduated from John Carroll University.
General Carter F. Ham
Commander, United States Africa Command
General Carter F. Ham is the Commander of United States Africa Command. He served as an enlisted Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division before attending John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He was commissioned in the Infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1976.
His military service has included assignments in Kentucky, Ohio, California, Georgia, Italy, and Germany to name a few. He has also served in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Macedonia, and Iraq.
He has held a variety of positions to include Recruiting Area Commander; Battalion Executive Officer at the National Training Center; Advisor to the Saudi Arabian National Guard Brigade; Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry; Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division; Commander, 29th Infantry Regiment; commander, Multi-National Brigade, Mosul, Iraq; Commander, 1st Infantry Division; Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC.
His previous assignment was Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army.
His military education includes the Armor Officers Advanced Course, Naval College of Command and Staff, graduating with distinction, and the U. S. Air Force’s Air War College.
General Ham’s awards and decorations include Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall
Commanding General 108th Training Command (IET)
Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall is Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET). Prior to this, Stall was the 98th Training Division (IET) commanding general. He also served as the Assistant Division Commander, 80th Training Command (The Army Schools System) and was previously the Commander of 358th Civil Affairs Brigade that supported the First Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 and the follow-on mission with the 4th Infantry Division, located in Tikrit, Iraq.
A ROTC Scholarship recipient and subsequent Distinguished Military Graduate, Stall received his Regular Army Commission from ROTC at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. His first assignment was as a Tank Platoon Leader for the 1st Bn., 13th Armor in Illesheim, Germany. The three-year tour included positions as Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader and the Battalion Logisitics Officer in the Federal Republic of Germany. He subsequently served in the 4th Battalion (Airborne) 68th Armor, part of the 82nd Airborne Division, prior to departing active duty.
Stall entered the Army Reserve in December 1983 as part of Company B, 2nd Bn., (Airborne), 11th Special Forces Group in Youngstown, Ohio. He served in multiple command and staff positions both in Special Forces and later in Psychological Operations, as part of 2nd Psychological Operations Group in Cleveland, Ohio.
Stall assumed command of the 15th Psychological Operations Battalion in July 1997. In 1999, the unit was activated and was the first Psychological Operations Battalion on the ground in Kosovo following the air war. Brig. Gen. Stall was the KFOR PSYOPS Chief for Operation Joint Guardian and was the Special Staff Officer for all NATO Psychological Operations for General Doctor Klaus Reinhardt, the Commander for NATO Ground Forces in Kosovo. Upon return, he became the Deputy Commanding Officer for 2nd Psychological Operations Group. Brig. Gen. Stall left Psychological Operations and assumed duties in the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, in College Park, Maryland. After Command of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, he most recently served as Chief, Joint Interoperability Division J7 at the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.
Stall’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Novice Parachutist Wings, and German Parachutist Wings – Bronze.
Stall is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His undergraduate degree is in marketing from John Carroll University and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.
In his civilian occupation Stall serves as the Chief of Operations (COO), Regional Hospitals. Previously he has served as president of Medina General Hospital where he oversaw staff and operations for the medical center. Stall has held various jobs with the Cleveland Clinic Regional Health System for almost 30 years.
Lieutenant General John T. Myers
Lieutenant General John T. Myers was born in Canton, Ohio on April 6, 1935. Upon completion of the Reserve Officers Training Corps curriculum and the educational course of study at John Carroll University in 1957, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He received his Masters of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1965. His military education includes completion of the Signal School, Marine Corps Communications School, Infantry School, Command and General Staff College, and the Naval War College.
From June to October 1957, General Myers was a student at the Signal School and the Infantry School. Upon completion of this training, he became a platoon leader in the 16th Signal Batalion at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and later became the commander of Company B, 93rd Signal Battalion. He served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, Fort Huachuca, from September 1958 to January 1960.
Following this tour, he went to Paris, France, and served as Assistant Executive Officer of the Communications-Electronics Division of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe. After attending the Signal Advanced Course and graduate school, General Myers was assigned to Vietnam in January 1966 where he commanded the 593rd Signal Company, 69th Signal Battalion. Upon his return to the United States, he became Assistant Professor of Military Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completion of Command and General Staff College in June 1969, he was again assigned to Vietnam as Assistant Division Signal Officer for the 25th Infantry Division.
Returning to the United States in September 1970, general Myers served in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, Headquarters, Department of the Army, the Pentagon. He then became an Analysis Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff. Later he became a manpower analyst in the Plans, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate, Office of the Chief of Staff.
Transferred to Germany in 1974, General Myers was assigned as Special Assistant to the Community Commander in Wurzburg. He was later transferred to the 123rd Signal Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, where he served as Division Signal Officer and Battalion Commander.
General Myers returned to the United States and attended the Naval War College from July 1976 to July 1977. In July 1977, he was assigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, as Director of Training, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon. General Myers was assigned as Commander, 1st Signal Training Brigade, Fort Gordon, Georgia, in July 1978. He was selected for promotion to Brigadier General on September 25, 1979, and was reassigned as Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Communications Command, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. On August 1, 1983, he assumed command of the 7th Signal Command and Fort Ritchie, Maryland. He was subsequently selected for promotion to Major General, was frocked on August 5, 1985, and was permanently promoted on June 1, 1986. Selected for promotion to Lieutenant General, General Myers was frocked on May 26, 1987, and on May 28, 1967, and became Director, Defense Communications Agency, Washington, D.C.
He was married to the former Colleta A. Geiss. They have five children: John, Gregory, Ellen, Jennifer, and Michael.
LTC Peter R. Bernardo
Lieutenant Colonel Peter R. Bernardo received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from John Carroll University in 1967 and was commissioned as a Regular Army Officer in the Transportation Corps. He attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course where he was an honor graduate. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School, the Transportation Officer Orientation and Career Courses, and the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia.
He returned to JCU to complete his Master’s degree in Physics in 1971. LTC Bernardo’s initial assignment was as a Mechanized Infantry Platoon Leader at Fort Hood, Texas, and again with the 1/5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam. Other assignments included Commander, HQ Company, Aviation Test Board; Commander, 150th Transportation Company; S3, 28th Transportation Battalion, 37th Trans Group in Germany; Naval Force Planner and Chief of the Logisitics Plans Branch for Commander in Chief of the Atlantic (CINCLANT/SACLANT) at Norfolk, Virginia. He was the Professor of Military Science at John Carroll University from 1984 to 1988.
After retiring from the Army in 1988, he became the Director of Alumni Relations at JCU. He currently serves as Senior Director of Philanthropic Relations at JCU. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star with V device and oakleaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, three Purple Hearts, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Combat Infantry Badge. LTC Bernardo was married in 1971 to the former Joanne C. Tricomi of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and they have three sons, Peter, Michael and Matthew.