The 2007 General Creighton W. Abrams Medal for exceptional service to the United States Army was awarded to Lieutenant General Robert Arter, United States Army, Retired, for his outstanding service to America’s Army.
A graduate of Ohio University, General Arter received his commission as a Second Lieutenant of infantry through the Reserve Officers Training Corps program. His long and distinguished career culminated with his final assignment as commanding general, Sixth U.S. Army. In retirement he continues to be a tireless advocate for the Army as an institution and for all of those involved.
Known throughout the Army and civilian communities as an innovative, creative and incisive visionary, General Arter’s service on various councils and committees in the Kansas City area, as well as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Kansas has proven his tireless efforts to ensure that our Army’s needs are not forgotten during these turbulent times.
General Arter also serves as chairman of the Command and General Staff College Foundation, recently established to support programs that focus on the increasingly complex issues confronting the transforming Army in an unpredictable global environment.