General Gordon Sullivan is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Norwich University in
1959 with a degree in History and later received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of
New Hampshire. He and his wife Gay have three children.
General Sullivan has served the U.S. Army in a variety of staff and command
positions, including four years in joint and allied assignments. He has commanded at
the platoon through division level. General Sullivan's service career culminated
with his appointment as Chief of Staff of the United States Army, 1991-95.
General Sullivan was elected to the Norwich University Board of Trustees in 1995.
In 1997 he was awarded the first-ever Norwich Leadership Medal, which
recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership and personify the high ideals and
beliefs of the University, whether embodying the concept of "citizen-soldier" or the "citizen-leader."
"The Sullivan File" online exhibit is based upon a library exhibit created by Julie Bressor,
the Special Collections Librarian at Norwich University's Kreitzberg Library. Online exhibit design and HTML markup by Atif Hasan, NU '97.
Unless otherwise specified, each quotation is credited to General Gordon R. Sullivan. Picture credits
will be added to this page soon.