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Charles M. Saltzman
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Brigadier General Charles M. Saltzman in May 1918
Born (1871-10-18)October 18, 1871
Panora, Iowa, US
Died November 25, 1942(1942-11-25) (aged 71)
Washington, D.C., US
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch  United States Army
SigFlags.gif Signal Corps
Years of service 1896–1928
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Moro Rebellion
World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
2 x Citation Star
Relations Charles E. Saltzman (son)

Charles McKinley Saltzman (18 October 1871 – 25 November 1942) was an American Major General. He participated in several military campaigns and held the office of Chief Signal Officer.

Military career

Charles M. Saltzman was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Cavalry from the United States Military Academy in 1896. He was assigned to the Cavalry and served with the 1st Cavalry in Cuba, where he earned two Silverstars for gallantry during the Battle of Las Guasimas and Santiago in 1898.

Saltzman became signal officer in General Leonard Woods staff and participated in the US campaign during the Moro Rebellion in the Philippine–American War. 1912 in London he was a delegate of the United States for the International Radiotelegraph Convention.

With the entry of the United States in World War I in 1918, Saltzman was transferred to the Division of Military Aeronautics. After the retirement of Chief Signal Officer George Owen Squier in 1924, Saltzmann was appointed as successor and held the post of Chief Signal Officer until his own retirement in 1928.

Civilian career

US President Herbert Hoover nominated Charles M. Saltzman for the Federal Radio Commission, where he acted as chairman from 1930 to 1932.

Death and legacy

He died on 25 November 1942 in Washington, D.C. Saltzman was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Mary Eskridge Saltzman.

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