YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Eighth United States Army Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Michael A. Kuehr retired from the U.S. Army at a ceremony here Sept. 10.
Maj. Gen. Michael A. Kuehr, 8th U.S. Army deputy commander,
addresses the crowd gathered for his retirement ceremony on
Yongsan Army Garrison Sept. 10. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim
Jun-sub, 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs.
“General Kuehr, I’m glad to have served with you these past 18 months here in the 8th Army,” said Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., 8th U.S. Army commander. “You’ve been an outstanding deputy and I’ve been able to lean on you for so many important things.”
Kuehr was commissioned a second lieutenant in Air Defense Artillery after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Florida in 1970. Kuehr is also a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College.
Prior to assuming his current position as 8th Army deputy commanding general, Kuehr served in a variety of important command and staff positions on active duty and in the Army Reserve.
In the past 33 years, Kuehr has served in command and staff positions in civil affairs units, logistics units, training units and operational headquarters units. He’s gone from Belguim to Bosnia, from Afghanistan to sub-Saharan African, and now from Texas to Korea.
In civilian life, Kuehr is an attorney in private practice in San Antonio, Texas, where he resides with his wife, Dr. Wanda Kuehr, a psychologist for the U.S. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
“Any successes I have had are a direct result of the support I received from my family, from those leaders and Soldiers in the past who helped me develop, and also from those who allowed me not just to succeed, but to fail, as well,” said Kuehr.
“However, my greatest thanks and respect go to my wife Wanda. For her, over 42 years of love, support and belief in me for whatever I have accomplished or tried to accomplish over the years that was right and good. For that, I will forever be grateful. Thank you.”