Quinn H. Becker

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Quinn H. Becker
Quinn Henderson Becker.jpeg
Born (1930-06-11) June 11, 1930 (age 88)
Kirksville, Missouri, U.S.
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Lieutenant general
Commands held Surgeon General of the United States Army
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal

Quinn Henderson Becker (born June 11, 1930) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. He was Surgeon General of the United States Army from February 1985 to May 1988.[1] Becker, who attended Louisiana State University's School of Medicine, is an orthopedic surgeon.[2] Before this stint as Surgeon General, Becker was Commandant of the United States Army Academy of Health Sciences, Deputy Surgeon General of the Army, and Chief Surgeon of the U.S. European Command. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in March 1985.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Combat Medical Badge, 1st award.svg Combat Medical Badge
Army Senior Aviator.pngArmyFltSurg.gif Senior Flight Surgeon Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg Basic Parachutist Badge
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 1.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 1
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation
Vietnam Campaign Medal


  1. ^ "History". history.amedd.army.mil. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  2. ^ Supplement to Who's who in America. Marquis Who's Who. 1987.