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Brigadier General David S. Watrous is director for intelligence, Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii.

General Watrous was born in 1937, in New Haven, Conn., and graduated from East Haven High School in 1954. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1958 and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1967. He completed Squadron Officer School in 1962, Armed Forces Staff College in 1972 and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1978.

Entering the Air Force in 1958, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and assigned as a communications officer at Malmstrorn Air Force Base, Mont. He transferred to Moore Air Base, Texas, as a student pilot and in January 1960 was assigned to the Airways and Air Communications Service at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., as a maintenance and supply officer. From July 1962 to June 1965 General Watrous was a project engineer with the 6970th Support Squadron at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Upon graduation from the University of New Hampshire in 1967, General Watrous was assigned as a staff development engineer with the deputy for reconnaissance and electronic warfare, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Research and Development, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. In February 1972 General Watrous transferred to Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, where he served consecutively as the F-4 Wild Weasel project officer and, later, as management group leader for the Precision-Location Strike System. He become executive to the vice commander for Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md., in January 1975.

From September 1978 to June 1981 he served as director for the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. He served as commander of the Foreign Technology Division at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from June 1981 to February 1983 and then served as chief, Office of Support to Military Operations, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade. He assumed his present duties in April 1985.

His military decorations and awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.

He was promoted to brigadier general March 1, 1984, with date of rank Oct. 1, 1983.

(Current as of October 1986)


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