Lieutenant General
Daniel I. Sultan
Daniel I. Sultan
Basic Information
Born December 9, 1885
Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
Died January 14, 1947
Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Buried at United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
Spouse Florence Braden (1884 - 1957)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years/Service 1907 - 1947
(43 years, 7 months, 2 days)
Rank 30px Lieutenant General

Daniel Isom Sultan (December 9, 1885 - January 14, 1947)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
40px 3rd Battalion of Engineers Engineer Fort Leavenworth, Kansas September 14, 1907 October 1, 1908
40px 1st Battalion of Engineers Adjutant October 1, 1909 April 12, 1912
50px United States Military Academy Instructor, Department of Engineering West Point, New York August 24, 1912 July 18, 1916
40px 3rd Regiment of Engineers Engineer Fort Mills, Philippines September 5, 1916 October 18, 1917
Philippine Department Philippine Department Engineer Manila, Philippines October 19, 1917 January 14, 1918
45px General Staff Corps Officer Washington, D.C. / France January 21, 1918 January 20, 1922
District Engineer Savannah, Georgia August, 1923 August, 1925
Member, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors July, 1926 August, 1929
Commander, Nicaragua Canal Survey August, 1929 July, 1931
District Engineer Chicago, Illinois January, 1932 July, 1934
Engineer Commissioner Washington, D.C. September, 1934 September, 1938
40px 2nd Regiment of Engineers Commanding Officer October, 1938 December 1, 1938
Commanding Officer Fort Logan, Colorado June, 1939 July, 1939
40px 22nd Infantry Brigade Commanding General Schofield Barracks, Hawaii July, 1939 February, 1941
Hawaiian Division Hawaii Division Commanding General Schofield Barracks, Hawaii February, 1941 April, 1941
38th Infantry Division 38th Infantry Division Commanding General Camp Shelby, Mississippi May, 1941 April, 1942
VIII Corps (US) VIII US Corps Commanding General Camp Hood, Texas / Camp Bowie, Texas April, 1942 November, 1943
40px Deputy Commander, China-Burma-India Theater January, 1944 October 23, 1944
40px Commander, India-Burma Theater October 24, 1944 June, 1945
Commander, Northern Combat Area Command October 24, 1944 June, 1945
Inspector General, US Army July 16, 1945 January 14, 1947

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
Engineer School - Washington Barracks,
Washington D.C.
//1909 2/23/1910
Command and General Staff College - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 8//1922 7//1923
Army War College - Washington Barracks,
Washington D.C.
8//1925 7//1926 Honor Graduate
Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York 6/15/1903 6/14/1907 9th in class

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet June 15, 1903
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant June 14, 1907
O-2 1st Lieutenant February 27, 1911
O-3 Captain February 27, 1914
O-4 Major May 15, 1917
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel October 1, 1930
O-6 Colonel October 1, 1937
O-7 Brigadier General December 1, 1938
O-8 Inspector General July 9, 1945 accepted: July 16, 1945
Death while on Active Duty January 14, 1947

National Army (American Expeditionary Force)

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel August 5, 1917
O-6 Colonel July 13, 1918 accepted: July 19, 1918
Honorable Discharge March 15, 1920

Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-8 Major General April 3, 1941 accepted: April 19, 1941
O-9 Lieutenant General September 2, 1944

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Bronze Star Air Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Name Issue
Army Distinguished Service Medal 1922, 1935, 1945, 1945
Legion of Merit ca. 1945
Bronze Star ca. 1945
Air Medal 1947 (Psth)
Name Device
World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal 3 Battle Claps
World War II Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Order of the Bath Order of the Bath Companion United Kingdom
Medal of Distinction (Nicaragua) Medal of Distinction Nicaragua
Presidential Medal of Merit (Nicaragua) Presidential Medal of Merit Nicaragua
Order of the Cloud and Banner (Special Grand Cordon) Order of the Cloud and Banner Special Grand Cordon China

Badges and other Awards

Army Staff Identification Badge


World War I

  • non-combat service
  • Occupation of Germany

World War II

  • Burma Campaign
  • Battle of Northern Burma & Western Yunnan


Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson: "In peace and war, General Daniel I. Sultan typified all the admirable qualities of thesoldier. General Sultan's eventful career covered 44 busy years and took him all over the world. He will be best remembered for the steady guidance he gave to our operations in the India-Burma Theater in the closing year of the war. This included the completion of the Stilwell Road, mopping up of the Japanese in Burma and the tremendous achievement of supplying the China Theater. Before that General Sultan was an eminent figure in Asia where he had served with marked distinction as theater Chief of Staff prior to assumption of Command. With his passing the Army has lost one of its most capable officers and every soldier has lost a warm friend".

General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower: "In the death of General Sultan the Army has lost one of its most capable and brilliant officers. In nearly 44 years of active military service, General Sultan filled a wide variety of highly important assignments in Europe, Latin America and the Far East, in each case with marked distinction. His more recent achievements included command of our successful combat operations in Burma and the establishment of adequate supply and communication facilities in that difficult area. My friendship with General Sultan began at the Military Academy where he was on the staff while I was a cadet. I have always regarded him with the greatest admiration and affection".


  • Wife: Florence Braden
  • Daughter: Sheila Sultan
    • Husband: Marshall R. Gray
  • Daughter: Linda Sultan
    • Husband: Perry B. Hackett
  • Step-Daughter: Deila
    • Husband: Howard L. Cameron


Daniel I. Sultan1

Sultan as Inspector General

Daniel I. Sultan2

Sultan as a Major General AUS

Daniel I. Sultan3

Sultan as Lieutenant General AUS