FANDOM


Commanding General, FORSCOM
Basic Information
Headquarters, Department of the Army
Reports to Vice Chief of Staff
HQ Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Appointer Secretary of the Army
Billet General (USA) General
Constituting
instrument
10 U.S. Code § 3074
Formation 09 March 1932*
(01 July 1973; Officially)
First holder GEN Walter T. Kerwin, Jr.
Deputy Deputy Commanding General
Website [1]
Insignia
US Army Forces Command Flag
Distinguishing Flag (since 19??)
US Army Forces Command DUI
Distinctive Unit Insignia (since 1973)
Army Ground Forces
ACU Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (since 1932)

Commanding General - GHQ, U.S. ArmyEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st General Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur (GEN1) 09 March 1932 01 October 1935 03 years;
06 months;
22 days
Reassignment 1903 (USMA)
2nd General Malin Craig Malin Craig (GEN1) 02 October 1935 31 August 1939 03 years;
10 months;
29 days
Retirement 1898 (USMA)
3rd General George C. Marshall George C. Marshall (GEN3) 01 September 1939 09 July 1940 02 years;
06 months;
08 days
Reassignment 1901 (VMI)
4th Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair Lesley J. McNair (LTG) 09 July 1940 09 Mar 1942 see below Command
Re-designated
1904 (USMA)
  • Re-designated Army Ground Forces by Executive Order, 28 February 1942 (effective 09 March 1942)

Commanding General - HQ, Army Ground ForcesEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st Lt. Gen. Lesley J. McNair Lesley J. McNair (LTG) 09 March 1942 24 July 1944 04 years;
15 days
Death in Office 1904 (USMA)
2nd Lt. Gen. Ben Lear Ben Lear (LTG) (1) 25 July 1944 20 January 1945 05 months;
26 days
Reassignment 1901 (direct)
3rd General Joseph W. Stilwell Joseph W. Stilwell (GEN) 22 January 1945 22 June 1945 151 days Reassignment 1904 (USMA)
4th General Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers (GEN1) 01 July 1945 09 March 1948 see below Command
Re-designated
1909 (USMA)

Chief - HQ, Army Field ForcesEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st General Jacob L. Devers Jacob L. Devers (GEN1) 09 March 1948 30 September 1949 04 years;
02 months;
29 days
Retirement 1909 (USMA)
2nd General Mark W. Clark 01 October 1949 05 May 1952 02 years;
07 months;
04 days
Reassignment 1917 (USMA)
3rd General John R. Hodge John R. Hodge (GEN) 08 May 1952 30 June 1953 01 year;
01 month;
22 days
Retirement 1917 (direct)
4th General John E. Dahlquist 24 August 1953 01 February 1955 see below Command
Re-designated
1917 (direct)

Commanding General - HQ, U.S. Continental Army CommandEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st General John E. Dahlquist 01 February 1955 28 February 1956 02 years;
06 months;
04 days
Retirement 1917 (direct)
2nd General Willard G. Wyman Willard G. Wyman 01 March 1956 31 July 1958 02 years;
04 months;
30 days
Reassignment 1919 (USMA)
3rd General Bruce C. Clarke Bruce C. Clarke (GEN - CONARC) 01 August 1958 30 September 1960 02 years;
01 month;
29 days
Reassignment 1925 (USMA)
4th General Herbert B. Powell Herbert B. Powell (GEN - CONARC) 01 October 1960 31 January 1963 2 years;
3 months;
30 days
Retirement 1927 (ROTC)
5th General John K. Waters John K. Waters (GEN - CONARC) 01 February 1963 28 February 1964 01 year;
27 days
Reassignment 1931 (USMA)
6th General Hugh P. Harris Hugh P. Harris (GEN2) 01 March 1964 28 February 1965 11 months;
27 days
Retirement 1931 (USMA)
7th General Paul L. Freeman, Jr. 01 March 1965 30 June 1967 02 years;
03 months;
29 days
Retirement 1929 (USMA)
8th General James K. Woolnough James K. Woolnough (GEN - CONARC) 01 July 1967 31 October 1970 03 years;
03 months;
30 days
Retirement 1932 (USMA)
9th General Ralph E. Haines, Jr. Ralph E. Haines, Jr. (GEN - CONARC) 01 November 1970 31 January 1973 02 years;
02 months;
30 days
Retirement 1935 (USMA)
10th General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. 01 February 1973 01 July 1973 see below Command
Re-designated
1939 (USMA)

Commanding General - HQ, U.S. Army Forces CommandEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
1st General Walter T. Kerwin, Jr. 01 July 1973 1974 Reassignment 1939 (USMA)
2nd General Bernard W. Rogers Bernard W. Rogers (GEN - FORSCOM) 1974 1976 Reassignment 1943 (USMA)
3rd General Frederick J. Kroesen, Jr. Frederick J. Kroesen, Jr. (GEN - FORSCOM) 01 October 1976 1978 Reassignment 1943 (ROTC)
4th General Robert M. Shoemaker Robert M. Shoemaker (GEN - FORSCOM) 1978 28 February 1982 Retirement 1946 (USMA)
5th General Richard E. Cavazos Richard E. Cavazos (GEN - FORSCOM) 01 March 1982 17 June 1984 Retirement 1951 (ROTC)
6th General Robert W. Sennewald 18 June 1984 30 June 1986 Retirement 1951 (ROTC)
7th General Joseph T. Palastra, Jr. Joseph T. Palastra, Jr. (GEN - FORSCOM) 00 June 1986 1987 Command
Re-designated
1954 (USMA)

Commander-in-Chief - HQ, U.S. Forces Command (specified command)Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
7th General Joseph T. Palastra, Jr. Joseph T. Palastra, Jr. (GEN - FORSCOM) 1987 1989 Retirement 1954 (USMA)
8th General Colin L. Powell Colin L. Powell (GEN - FORSCOM) 04 April 1989 01 August 1989 Retirement 1958 (ROTC)
9th General Edwin H. Burba, Jr. Edwin H. Burba, Jr. (GEN - FORSCOM) 00 August 1989 00 April 1993 Retirement 1959 (USMA)
10th General Dennis J. Reimer 00 April 1993 00 June 1995 Reassignment 1962 (USMA)
11th General John H. Tilelli, Jr. 00 June 1995 30 June 1996 Reassignment 1963 (ROTC)
12th General David A. Bramlett David A. Bramlett (GEN - FORSCOM) 01 July 1996 31 August 1998 Retirement 1964 (USMA)
13th General Thomas A. Schwartz Thomas A. Schwartz (GEN - FORSCOM) 31 August 1998 23 November 1999 Reassignment 1967 (USMA)
14th General John W. Hendrix John W. Hendrix (GEN - FORSCOM) 23 November 1999 00 November 2001 Retirement 1965 (ROTC)
15th General Larry R. Ellis Larry R. Ellis (GEN) 12 November 2001 24 October 2002 Command
Re-designated
1969 (ROTC)

Commanding General - HQ, U.S. Army Forces CommandEdit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
15th General Larry R. Ellis Larry R. Ellis (GEN) 24 October 2002 06 May 2004 02 years;
05 months;
24 days
Retirement 1969 (ROTC)
16th General Dan K. McNeill Dan K. McNeill (GEN - FORSCOM) 07 May 2004 08 January 2007 02 years;
08 months;
01 day
Reassignment 1968 (ROTC)
17th General Charles C. Campbell Charles C. Campbell (GEN - FORSCOM) 09 January 2007 03 June 2010 03 years;
04 months;
25 days
Retirement 1970 (ROTC)
18th General James D. Thurman James D. Thurman (GEN - FORSCOM) 03 June 2010 07 July 2011 01 year;
01 month;
04 days
Reassignment 1975 (ROTC)
- Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg Howard B. Bromberg (LTG) 08 July 2011 11 September 2011 02 months;
03 days
- -
19th General David M. Rodriguez David M. Rodriguez (GEN - FORSCOM) 12 September 2011 15 March 2013 01 year;
06 months;
03 dayS
Reassignment 1976 (USMA)
20th General Daniel B. Allyn Daniel B. Allyn (GEN - FORSCOM) 10 May 2013 15 August 2014 01 year;
03 months;
05 days
Reassignment 1981 (USMA)
21st General Mark A. Milley Mark A. Milley (GEN - FORSCOM) 15 August 2014 - - - 1980 (ROTC)

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