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Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)Edit

Army Distinguished Service Medal (full)
For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. At Army General Staff College Colonel Chaffee displayed military attainments of a high order, contributing efficiently to the training of a large number of officers. He performed tasks of great difficulty with marked distinction as G-3 of the 81st Division and later of the 7th Corps. Later, as Chief of the Third Section, General Staff, 3d Corps, he acted with sound judgment and wide comprehension of existing conditions in the discharge of the grave responsibilities connected with his office during the closing days of the Meuse-Argonne offensive, handling perplexing problems with keen energy and wise discernment.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 62 (May 10, 1919)
  • Action date: World War I
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Colonel
  • Unit: Chief, Third Section, III US Corps
  • Issued:
  • Presented by:


for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility.
  • General orders: War Department, General Orders No. 37 (June 1, 1948)
  • Action date: July 10, 1940 - August 22, 1941
  • Service: Army
  • Rank: Major General
  • Unit: Chief, Armored Forces
  • Issued: August 1, 1941
  • Presented by:

Campaign/Service MedalsEdit

Army of Cuban Pacification Medal (full) World War I Victory Medal (full) American Defense Service Medal (full)
Name Device
1st Row
Army of Cuban Pacification Medal n/a
World War I Victory Medal (#17) 5 Clasps:
(Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Defensive Sector)
American Defense Service Medal n/a

Badges, Awards, and HonorsEdit

Military Society MedalsEdit

Ribbon Name
MOLLUS Medal Ribbon Membership Medal (#14803) Order of the Loyal Legion

AchievementsEdit

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