Maj. Gen. David Enyeart of the Oregon Army National Guard has retired after more than 30 years of military service. In his most recent duty station, Enyeart served as the chief of staff of U.S. Forces Korea, where he was responsible for directing, planning, coordinating and integrating actions of the joint staff while directly supporting national objectives to maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula.
General Enyeart’s retirement ceremony was held in his honor Sunday, at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem.
General Enyeart began his career in the U.S. Army in 1978. He received his commission as a second lieutenant through Officer Candidate School in June 1985, and joined the Oregon Army National Guard as a mortar platoon leader. Over more than three decades, Enyeart served on three overseas deployments, two in Afghanistan and one in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
General Enyeart is also top brass in his hometown of Toledo where he’s been serving as its Police Chief for a number of years. We think it’s safe to assume that part of his decision to retire reveals that he would much rather deal with the friendly folks on the Toledo City Council than with the North Koreans.