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Commanding General, VII Corps
Office Currently Deactivated
Basic Information
Headquarters, Department of the Army
Part of (none)
HQ (none)
Appointer The President
(with Senate advice and consent)
Billet 30px Lieutenant General
Formation 19 August 1918
First holder MG William M. Wright
Deputy Deputy Commanding General
Website (none)
Insignia
VII Corps Positional Flag
Positional Flag (1960)
VII Corps (DUI)
Distinctive Unit Insignia (1969)
VII US Corps (Alternative)
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (1960)

VII Army Corps (Regular Army) 1918-19Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
Commanding General, VII Army Corps VII US Corps (Alt) (19 Nov 1918)
1st Major General William M. Wright William M. Wright (MG) 19 Aug 1918 06 Sep 1918 18 days Reassigned 1885 (USMA)
- Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Johnston 06 Sep 1918 13 Sep 1918 07 days - -
2nd Major General Omar Bundy Omar Bundy (MG) 13 Sep 1918 25 Oct 1918 01 month;
12 days
Reassigned 1883 (USMA)
- Lieutenant Colonel Adna R. Chaffee, Jr. 25 Oct 1918 27 Oct 1918 02 days - -
- Colonel Herbert J. Brees 27 Oct 1918 21 Nov 1918 25 days - -
3rd Major General William G. Haan William G. Haan (MG) 21 Nov 1918 23 Apr 1919 05 months;
02 days
Reassigned 1889 (USMA)
- Major General Charles H. Martin Charles H. Martin (MG) 23 Apr 1919 08 May 1919 15 days - -
4th Major General Henry T. Allen Henry T. Allen (MG) 08 May 1919 11 May 1919 03 days Reassigned 1882 (USMA)

VII Corps (Organized Reserves) 1921-27Edit

VII Corps (Regular Army) 1940-42Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
Commanding General, VII Army Corps VII US Corps (Alt) (19 Nov 1918)
5th Major General Frederic H. Smith 31 Dec 1940 31 Jul 1941 07 months Reassignment 1903 (USMA)
6th Major General Robert C. Richardson, Jr. 01 Aug 1941 01 Jan 1942 see below

VII Army Corps (Regular Army) 1942Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
Commanding General, VII Army Corps VII US Corps (Alt) (19 Nov 1918)
6th Major General Robert C. Richardson, Jr. 01 Jan 1942 19 Aug 1942 see below

VII Corps (Regular Army) 1942-46Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
Commanding General, VII Army Corps VII US Corps (Alt) (19 Nov 1918) VII US Corps (28 Apr 1944)
6th Major General Robert C. Richardson, Jr. 19 Aug 1942 31 May 1943 01 year;
09 months;
30 days
1904 (USMA)
7th Major General Roscoe B. Woodruff 31 May 1943 14 Feb 1944 08 months;
14 days
8th Lieutenant General J. Lawton Collins J. Lawton Collins (LTG - VII Corps) 14 Feb 1944 28 Aug 1945 01 year;
06 months;
14 days
9th Lieutenant General Alvan C. Gillem, Jr. Alvan C. Gillem, Jr. (LTG) 29 Aug 1945 01 Mar 1946 06 months;
01 day

VII Corps (Regular Army) 1951-92Edit

No. Rank Name Photo Term of Office Reason Regular Service
Began Ended Days of
Service
Commanding General, VII Army Corps VII US Corps (28 Apr 1944) VII US Corps (Alternative) (01 Oct 1960)
10th Lieutenant General Withers A. Burress Withers A. Burress (MG - VII Corps) 22 Jun 1951 00 Nov 1952 Reassignment 1916 (VMI)
11th Lieutenant General James M. Gavin James M. Gavin (MG - VII Corps) 00 Dec 1952 00 Mar 1954 Reassignment 1929 (USMA)
12th Lieutenant General Henry I. Hodes 00 Mar 1954 00 Feb 1955 Reassignment 1920 (USMA)
13th Lieutenant General George H. Decker 00 Feb 1955 00 May 1956 Reassignment 1924 (ROTC)
- Major General Halley G. Maddox 00 Jun 1956 00 Jul 1956 - -
14th Lieutenant General John F. Uncles John F. Uncles (LTG) 00 Aug 1956 31 Aug 1958 Retirement 1922 (USMA)
15th Lieutenant General Gordon B. Roger 00 Sep 1958 00 Oct 1959 Reassignment 1924 (USMA)
16th Lieutenant General Guy S. Meloy, Jr. 00 Oct 1959 00 Jan 1961 Reassignment 1927 (USMA)
17th Lieutenant General John C. Oakes 00 Jan 1961 00 Apr 1962 Reassignment 1928 (USMA)
18th Lieutenant General Charles H. Bonesteel III 00 Apr 1962 00 Aug 1963 Reassignment 1931 (USMA)
19th Lieutenant General Louis W. Truman Louis W. Truman (LTG) (1) 00 Sep 1963 00 Jul 1965 Reassignment 1932 (USMA)
20th Lieutenant General Frank T. Mildren 00 Jul 1965 00 May 1968 Reassignment 1939 (USMA)
21st Lieutenant General Donald V. Bennett 00 Jun 1968 00 Sep 1969 Reassignment 1940 (USMA)
22nd Lieutenant General George G. O'Connor 00 Oct 1969 00 Feb 1971 Reassignment 1938 (USMA)
23rd Lieutenant General Filmore K. Mearns 00 Feb 1971 00 Mar 1973 Retirement 1938 (USMA)
24th Lieutenant General George S. Blanchard 00 Mar 1973 00 Jun 1975 Reassignment 1944 (USMA)
25th Lieutenant General Frederick J. Kroesen, Jr. 00 Jul 1975 00 Oct 1976 Reassignment 1944 (ROTC)
26th Lieutenant General David E. Ott 00 Oct 1976 00 Oct 1978 Retirement 1944 (USMA)
27th Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr. 00 Oct 1978 00 Jun 1981 Reassignment 1945 (OCS)
28th Lieutenant General William J. Livsey 00 Jun 1981 00 Jul 1983 Reassignment 1952 (ROTC)
29th Lieutenant General John R. Galvin 00 Jul 1983 00 Feb 1985 Reassignment 1954 (USMA)
30th Lieutenant General Andrew P. Chambers Andrew P. Chambers (LTG) 00 Feb 1985 00 Jul 1987 Reassignment 1954 (ROTC)
31st Lieutenant General Ronald L. Watts Ronald L. Watts (LTG) 00 Jul 1987 00 Aug 1989 Reassignment 1956 (ROTC)
32nd Lieutenant General Frederick M. Franks, Jr. 00 Aug 1989 00 Jun 1991 Reassignment 1959 (USMA)
33rd Lieutenant General Michael F. Spigelmire 00 Aug 1991 15 Apr 1992 Formation
De-activated
1960 (ROTC)

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