In the Military
St. Louis grad nominated to be three-star general
Army Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, a 1968 Saint Louis School graduate, has been nominated for his third star as lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commanding general and chief of staff of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga. Peterson is currently serving in Iraq as commanding general, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command.
Peterson, who was promoted to major general in 1998, became commander of the nearly 17,000 soldiers in the 1st Cavalry Division in 2001.
Peterson, 55, was born in Hawaii, attended St. Patrick's School, Star of the Sea Schools and Saint Louis School. At Saint Louis, he was an all-star football player and was an offensive tackle and defensive middle guard.
Four years later, he graduated from University of Santa Clara on an ROTC scholarship and was commissioned as an armor officer. Peterson earned a master's degree in business administration from Chaminade in 1980.
Peterson, who is of Hawaiian, Chinese and Japanese ancestry, married his grade-school sweetheart, Ann Moix, who graduated from Star of the Sea. They have one son, Kevin.
The Wahiawa Lions are hoping for a large turnout of marching units for its 61st annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 10. Last year, 60 marching units participated in the parade, which will start from Kaala Elementary School in Wahiawa and moves on California Avenue to Fred Wright District Park. The theme of the parade is "We Have Not Forgotten." Groups interested in marching should contact Sheri Bentley at 622-2508.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at email@example.com