Robert D. Pickle (’59)

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COL Pickle graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in June 1959 and was commissioned as an Infantry second lieutenant. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and entered the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

COL Pickle left active duty in 1963. He remained on the Individual Mobilization Augmentation (IMA) rolls, later serving as Assistant Judge Advocate General for Civil Law at the Pentagon from 1985 through 1989.

COL Pickle was Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Legal Officer for the Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Brown Group, Inc. member companies in St. Louis, Missouri from 1963 until his retirement in 2002.

COL Pickle served in many significant roles in multiple civic organizations, but is highlighted by his service as the Illinois-Missouri Regional and State Coordinator for the United States Military Academy Admissions Field Force and his selection as a charter member of the Army West Point Twelfth Man Club for Army Football.

COL Pickle and his wife, Rosemary, reside in St. Louis, Missouri.