Larry R. Ellis

Larry R. Ellis

Infobox Military Person
name=Larry R. Ellis
born= birth year and age|1946
died=


caption=General Larry R. Ellis
nickname=
placeofbirth=
placeofdeath=
placeofburial=
allegiance= United States of America
branch= United States Army
serviceyears=1969-2004
rank= General
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commands=U.S. Army Forces Command 1st Armored Division
battles=Vietnam War
awards= Legion of Merit (3) Bronze Star Air Medal
relations=
laterwork=President and CEO, DHB Industries, Inc.
General Larry Rudell Ellis (1946- ) was Commander, United States Army Forces Command from November 19, 2001 until 2004, following his assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, Department of the Army.

During his career, Ellis had assignments in the United States, Vietnam, Germany, the Republic of Korea, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. His command assignments include 1st Armored Division, Germany; Multinational Division (North), Bosnia and Herzegovina; Assistant Division Commander, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Brigade Commander, 3rd Infantry Division, Germany; Battalion Commander, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Company Commander, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; and 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

His staff assignments included Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Assistant Chief of Staff, C3/J3/G3, United Nations Command/ Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea/Eighth United States Army, Korea; Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Policy, Headquarters, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii; Deputy Director, Military Personnel Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Force Structure Analyst and Chief, Manpower and Force Structure Division, Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate, Office of Chief of Staff, Headquarters, Department of the Army; Staff Officer, Headquarter, U.S. Army Europe, Germany; Staff and Faculty, U.S. Military Academy, West Point; Battalion Staff Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; and Battalion Operations Officer, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

General Ellis' awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Bronze Star , the Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with three stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three stars, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry/Palm, the Korean Cheonsu Medal, the German Armed Forces Honor Cross (Gold), the NATO Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Office of Secretary of Defense Staff Identification Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army General Staff Identification Badge.

Ellis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Morgan State University in 1969, and a Master of Science degree in Physical education from Indiana University in 1975. [http://www.shape.nato.int/sfor/coms-sfor/ellis.htm NATO bio] ]

Since retirement form the Army, Ellis became President and CEO of DHB Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of body armor, and has served on the boards of SRA International, the Armed Forces Benefit Association and UNITECH, [ [http://www.sra.com/about/index.asp?id=965 SRA International bio] ] and is an Associate of Burdeshaw Associates, Ltd., a defense consulting firm. [ [http://www.burdeshaw.com/associates/added.asp Burdeshaw Associates] ] He has also received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Indiana University. [ [http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/994.html Five to receive IU's highest alumni award] ] He is married to the former Jean Williams of Baltimore, Maryland, and has two adult daughters, one of whom is also an army officer.

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* [http://www.military.com/NewContent/0,13190,Galloway_091003,00.html Booting of Black General Smacks of Favoritism]
* [http://www.dhbt.com/management.asp DHB Industries bio]
* [http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=1098307 Forbes.com profile]


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