Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762
LTG Rutherford graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1962 with a degree in Journalism.
Received a commission as an Infantry Officer
During Vietnam from 1969-1972, LTG Rutherford served as the Assistant S-3 for the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and as a District Senior Advisor in the Bien Hoa Province. In 1986 he was the Assistant Division Commander for the 1st Infantry Division, and in 1989, he took command of the 2d Armored Division during Operation Desert Storm. In April 1991, he assumed command of the 3d Armored Division. January 1992, he assumed command of V Corps and retired from the Army in that position in 1995.
Awards and Decorations Include: Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster.