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Basic Information
Born
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Died
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Buried at
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Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer -

Career SummaryEdit

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Cadet
Cadet — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 01 Jul 1940 01 Jun 1943
2nd Lieutenant Insignia Second Lieutenant (01 Jun 1943)
Student — Infantry School — Officer Basic Course Fort Benning, Georgia 00 Jun 1943 00 Oct 1943
275th Infantry
(assigned to the 70th Division)
70th Infantry Division Camp Adair, Oregon 00 Oct 1943 --
8px First Lieutenant (01 Dec 1943)
275th Infantry
(assigned to the 70th Division)
70th Infantry Division Camp Adair, Oregon -- 00 Jun 1944
Instructor — Economics, Government, and History — United States Military Academy USMA Patch (WWII era) West Point, New York 00 Jun 1944 --
21px Captain (03 Feb 1945)
Instructor — Economics, Government, and History — United States Military Academy USMA Patch (WWII era) West Point, New York -- 00 Nov 1945
attached to Office of the Superintendent — United States Military Academy USMA Patch (WWII era) West Point, New York 00 Nov 1945 00 Aug 1946
Aide-de-camp to General Mark W. Clark (High Commissioner for Austria) US Forces, Austria Vienna, Austria 00 Sep 1946 19 Jun 1947
Aide-de-camp to General Mark W. Clark (Commanding General, Sixth Army) Sixth Army alternative (United States) Presidio of San Francisco, California 19 Jun 1947 00 Aug 1947
Student — University at Oxford Oxford, England, United Kingdom 00 Sep 1947 1950
Aide-de-camp to General Mark W. Clark (Chief, Army Field Forces) Army Ground Forces Fort Monroe, Virginia 1950 1951
22px Major (00 Jul 1951)
Student — Infantry School — Advanced Course Fort Benning, Georgia 1951 1952
Commanding Officer — 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry
(assigned to 2nd Infantry Division)
2nd Infantry Division (US) Korea 1952 1953
22px Lieutenant Colone (00 Aug 1953)
Aide-de-camp to General John E. Hull (Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command) United Nations Command Tokyo, Japan 1953 1954
Student — Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1954 1955
Commanding Officer — 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry
(assigned to 2nd Infantry Division)
2nd Infantry Division (US) Fort Lewis, Washington 1955 1956
attached to Coordination Division — Office of the Chief of Staff The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1956 1958
Executive & Senior Aide to the Chief of Staff, United States Army The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1958 1959
27px Colonel (00 Sep 1959)
Student — United States Army War College Army War College Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania 1959 1960
Commanding Officer — 1st Battle Group, 19th Infantry
(attached to 24th Infantry Division)
24th Infantry Division Augsburg, Germany 1960 1961
Chief of Staff — HQ, 24th Infantry Division /
Chief of the Troop Operation Branch — Operations Division — HQ, United States Army Europe
US Army Europe 35px Augsburg, Germany 1961 1962
Military Assistant & Executive Officer — Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Joint Chiefs of Staff; Department of Defense)
The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1962 1966
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (21 Oct 1966)
Assistant Division Commander — 1st Infantry Division 1st Infantry Division alternative Vietnam 1966 1967
Commandant of CadetsUnited States Military Academy USMA Patch West Point, New York 15 Sep 1967 1969
Commanding General5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) 5th Infantry Division Fort Carson, Colorado 1969 1970
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General (00 Feb 1970)
Chief of Legislative Liaison
(Office of the Secretary of the Army)
The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 1971 1972
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (00 Nov 1972)
Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, G-1
(The Army Staff; Headquarters, Department of the Army)
35px The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 00 Nov 1972 00 Nov 1974
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (07 Nov 1974)
Commanding GeneralUnited States Army Forces Command Army Ground Forces Fort McPherson, Georgia 1974 1976
Chief of Staff, United States Army
(The Army Staff; Headquarters, Department of the Army)
35px The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 01 Oct 1976 21 Jun 1979
Supreme Allied Commander, EuropeSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe /
Commander-in-Chief — United States European Command
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Mons, Belgium 1979 1987

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross Distinguished Service Cross
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit (3SS) Legion of Meritthree oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Flying Cross (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Flying Crossone oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star (Valor & 1 OLC) Bronze Star Medalvalor device; one oak leaf cluster
Air Medal Air Medalnumeral "36"
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army Commendation Medalone oak leaf cluster
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medalclasp
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medalone oak service star
Korean Service Medal (2 SS) Korean Service Medaltwo oak service star
Vietnam Service Medal (1SS) Vietnam Service Medalone oak service star
Foreign Personal Decorations
Legion of Honour (Commander) National Order of the Legion of Honour — Commander Flag of the French Republic French Republic
KOREAN Order of Military Merit (current) Ulchi Order of Military Merit — Second Class Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
National Order of Vietnam (Knight) National Order of Vietnam — Knight Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)(Palm) Gallantry Cross with palm Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
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Foreign Unit Awards
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Flag of South Korea Republic of Korea
Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (Vietnam) (Palm) Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Civil Actions Unit Citation (Vietnam) (palm) Civil Actions Unit Citation Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Non-United States Service Awards
United Nations Korea Medal United Nations Korea Medal Flag of the United Nations2 United Nations
Foreign Service Awards
Vietnam Campaign Medal Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Flag of South Vietnam2 Republic of Vietnam
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Identification Badges
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
1st Infantry Division alternative 1st Infantry Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
Temporary Identification Badges
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bar
Miscellaneous Awards & Honors
  • Bachelors of Science, Rhodes scholarship, United States Military Academy (1943)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Rhodes scholarship, University of Oxford (1950)
  • Master of Arts, University of Oxford (19??)
  • Distinguished Service Citation, University of Kansas Alumni Association (1984)
  • H.H. Arnold Award, Air Force Association (1985)
  • Distinguished Graduate Award, USMA Association of Graduates (1995)
  • George C. Marshall Medal, United States Army Association (1999)


  • Captain of the Corps of Cadets (1943)
  • Honorary Fellow of University College, Oxford University
  • Member, Phi Delta Theta fraternity
  • member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Member, Council of Trustees, Association of the United States Army
  • Patron, Councilor of the Atlantic Council of the U.S.

Battles/Wars ParticipationEdit

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

Vietnam War (01 Jan 1961; 07 Aug 1964 - 30 Apr 1975)

Foreign and Overseas ServiceEdit

Quotes / ReflectionsEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

Bernard W. Rogers1

BG - USMA

Bernard W. Rogers (BG-USMA)

BG - USMA

Bernard W. Rogers (GEN - FORSCOM)

GEN - FORSCOM

Bernard W. Rogers (GEN)

GEN - Chief of Staff

Bernard W. Rogers (GEN - NATO)

GEN - SHAPE

ReferencesEdit

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