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Major General Clemmons was born in Wilmington, North Carolina. As a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University he was commissioned through ROTC as a field artillery second lieutenant in 1968. He earned a Masters Degree in Education from South Carolina State College. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the Army War College.
His career path includes a variety of command and staff positions. He served as Forward Observer and Liaison Officer, 7th Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, Republic of Vietnam. In Colorado Springs, Colorado he was a Battery Commander, Headquarters and Service Battery, and Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 80th Field Artillery, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and Battery Commander, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). Upon his assignment to Germany he was the Assistant Operations Officer and Battery Commander, Bravo Battery, 3d Battalion, 21st Field Artillery, and the Assistant Operations Officer, 1st Battalion 80th Field Artillery (Lance). He was an Assistant Professor of Military Science, South Carolina State College. Upon transfer to Korea he was the 2nd Infantry Division Assistant Fire Support Coordinator and Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery. He served as an Operations Research Analyst at the US Army Logistics Center, Fort Lee, Virginia. He also served as the Operations Officer and later the Executive Officer, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Ft Bragg, North Carolina. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, 82d Airborne Division, Ft Bragg. He was the Senior Observer/Controller, United States Army Joint Readiness Training Center, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas and later served as the Commander, 1st Battlefield Coordination Detachment, XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg. He commanded the 25th Division Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He was the Director, Fire Support and Combined Arms Operations Department, United States Army Field Artillery School, Ft Sill, Oklahoma. He was the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Allied Land Forces Central Europe from August 1995 to October 1996. He was the Assistant Division Commander, 1st Infantry Division, Germany from October 1996 to November 1997.
General Clemmons' decorations and awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Master Parachutist Badge.
Major General Clemmons and his wife Sylvia have two daughters Regina and Adrienne.