The U.S. Army Signal School command team joins the 2023 Distinguished Members of the Regiment for a group photo following an induction ceremony held June 24.
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Col. Paul Howard, 42nd Chief of Signal, speaks during the Distinguished Members of the Regiment ceremony.
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 Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Linwood Barrett delivers closing remarks for the Distinguished Members of the Regiment induction ceremony held June 24.
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Maj. Joshua Varney, U.S. Army Signal School, serves as narrator for the 2023 Distinguished Members of the Regiment induction ceremony.
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The U.S. Army Signal School hosted its annual Distinguished Members of the Regiment (DMR) induction ceremony at the Columbia County Exhibition Center in Grovetown, Georgia, on June 24. Ten new members were recognized and inducted into the esteemed group, joining the elite ranks of other previously inducted individuals.

The DMR program was established by the Signal Corps upon regimental activation in 1986 as a way to recognize “personnel who have made a special contribution and distinguished themselves in service to the Regiment.”

Col. Paul Howard, 42nd Chief of Signal, said he was honored to host the ceremony and be in the presence of so many distinguished Signaleers.

“There’s no way that I could possibly talk about probably 400 years’ worth of service that sit in these front three rows,” said Howard, referring to this year’s DMR inductees.

There are no limits on the number of Distinguished Members, and their tenure is permanent. Inductees must be current or former members of the Signal Corps Regiment. They may be active, U.S. Army Reserve, Army National Guard or Signal Regiment Department of the Army civilians (active or retired status).

The designation as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment is largely ceremonial and serves to perpetuate the history and traditions of the Regiment, thereby enhancing unit
morale and esprit. The positions are designed to promote and enhance the history and traditions of the Regiment and foster cohesion among members of the Regiment.

2023 Distinguished Members of the Regiment:

·        Retired Lt. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford

·        Retired Maj. Gen. John W. Baker

·        Retired Maj. Gen. George O. Squire (posthumous inductee)

·        Retired Col. Archie B. Taylor

·        Retired Col. Eric S. Albert

·        Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Tammy Surratt

·        Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Earl B. Allen

·        Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Stephfon Watson

·        Retired Sgt. Maj. Lenard D. Manion

·        Mr. Kim A. Colton

Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Linwood Barrett closed the ceremony saying that two words came to mind when he thinks of the Signal Corps: distinguished and legacy.

“It’s great to see these legendary Signaleers who have done so much for the Signal Corps right in this room today,” Barrett said. “You are the definition of distinguished … My hat goes off to you.”