Major General John K. Singlaub, U.S. Army (Ret.), enjoyed a long and distinguished military career, dating back to World War II. After being recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France as a covert operative to prepare the French Resistance fighters for the D-Day invasion. Following the war, General Singlaub headed CIA operations in Manchuria during the Chinese Communist revolution, served as supreme commander of all U.S. troops in South Korea, and performed intelligence missions in Vietnam.
For his dedication and bravery, General Singlaub was awarded many military honors, including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Air Medal, the Bronze Star and the Silver Star, with all of those except the last accompanied by at least one Oak Leaf Cluster. In 1991, General Singlaub published his autobiography, Hazardous Duty: An American Soldier in the Twentieth Century, which recounts his exploits during more than four decades of unconventional warfare, espionage, covert missions and front-line action. Best-selling novelist Tom Clancy praised the book as “the odyssey of an American patriot.” General Singlaub joined the CSAH Board of Directors in 2008.