Caleb J. Archer was born in Lindsey, Oklahoma, on December 22, 1933. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1957, where he was a distinguished lieutenant in the Military Police Corps. He also holds a master’s degree in Political Science and Administration from Washington State University.
General Archer’s assignments include duties as Launcher Platoon Leader and Battalion Executive Officer with the 3rd Missile Battalion of the 43rd Artillery (Nike Hercules) in Clementon, New Jersey; Operations Officer and Executive Officer with the Physical Security, Missile Site Security Division, with the U.S. Army Military Police School at Fort, Gordon Georgia; Company Commander of the 212th Military Police Company (Sentry Dog); Chief of Physical Security Division with the U.S. Army Vietnam; author, instructor and Military Police Corps special representative with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Provost Marshal with the 3rd Infantry Division in Wurzburg, Germany; Commander of the 793rd Military Police Battalion in Nurnberg, Germany; Chief of the Professional Conduct Branch, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel at Department of the Army; provost Marshal of the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Commander of the Training Brigade at McClellan, Alabama; and Commander of the Western Region Recruiting Command at Fort Baker, California.
His military education includes the Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. General Archer has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, General Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.