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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born
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Died
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Cause of death
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
2nd Lieutenant Insignia Second Lieutenant (pre-December 1917 had no insignia)
8px First Lieutenant
22px Major (02 July 1920)
21px Captain (04 November 1922)
Executive Officer — 20th Infantry Brigade
(assigned to the Panama Canal Division)
Panama Canal Division Camp Gaillard, Canal Zone 00 Jan 1922
22px Major (26 August 1924)
Executive Officer — 20th Infantry Brigade
(assigned to the Panama Canal Division)
Panama Canal Division Camp Gaillard, Canal Zone 00 Sep 1924
Football Coach — 3rd Corps Area Football Team Camp Meade, Maryland 00 Oct 1924 00 Dec 1924
Recruiting Officer Fort Logan, Colorado 00 Dec 1924 00 Aug 1925
Student Officer — Command and General Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 Aug 1925 00 Jun 1926
Assistant Post Executive & Battalion Commander — 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry Fort Benning, Georgia 00 Jun 1926 00 Jan 1927
Member — American Battle Monuments Commission Washington, D.C. 00 January 1927 00 August 1927
Student Officer — Army War College Washington Barracks, Washington, D.C. 00 August 1927 00 Jun 1928
Member — American Battle Monuments Commission Paris, France 00 June 1928 00 September 1929
Assistant Executive to Assistant Secretary of War Frederick H. Payne
(United States Department of War)
Washington, D.C. 08 Nov 1929 20 Feb 1933
Special Assistant to Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur
(Office of the Chief of Staff; War Department General Staff)
Washington, D.C. 00 February 1933 01 October 1935
Assistant Military Advisor — Headquarters, Philippine Department Philippine Department Manila, Philippines 01 October 1935
22px Lieutenant Colonel (01 July 1936)
Assistant Military Advisor — Headquarters, Philippine Department Philippine Department Manila, Philippines 01 January 1938
Assistant to the Military Advisor to the Commonwealth Government of the Philippines Manila, Philippines 01 January 1938 00 December 1939
Headquarters, 9th Corps Area Presidio of San Francisco, California 00 January 1940 00 February 1940
Executive Officer — 15th Infantry
(assigned to the Philippine Division)
12th Infantry Division Fort Lewis, Washington 00 February 1940 00 November 1940
Chief of Staff — Headquarters, 3rd Division 3rd Infantry Division 35px Fort Lewis, Washington 00 November 1940 00 February 1941
27px Colonel (06 March 1941)
Chief of Staff — Headquarters, IX Army Corps IX US Corps 35px Fort Lewis, Washington 00 March 1941 00 June 1941
Chief of Staff — Headquarters, Third Army Third Army (United States) San Antonio, Texas 00 June 1941
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (03 October 1941)
Chief of Staff — Headquarters, Third Army Third Army (United States) 35px San Antonio, Texas 00 December 1941
Office of the Chief of Staff
(War Department General Staff)
Washington, D.C. 00 December 1941 16 February 1942
Assistant Chief of Staff, War Plans Division
(War Department General Staff)
Washington, D.C. 16 February 1942 08 March 1942
Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division
(War Department General Staff)
Washington, D.C. 09 March 1942
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General (27 March 1942)
Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations Division
(Office of the Chief of Staff; War Department General Staff)
35px Washington, D.C. 23 June 1942
Commanding GeneralEuropean Theater of Operations, United States Army London, England, United Kingdom 24 June 1942
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (07 July 1942)
Commanding General — European Theater of Operations, United States Army London, England, United Kingdom 00 August 1942
Commander-in-Chief, Allied ForceAllied Force Headquarters
◌ Commanding General — European Theater of Operations, United States Army
Allied Forces HQ Insignia Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar
London, England, United Kingdom
Algiers, Algeria
00 August 1942 04 February 1943
◌ Commander-in-Chief, Allied Force — Allied Force Headquarters
Commanding GeneralNorth African Theater of Operations, United States Army
Algiers, Algeria 04 February 1943
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (11 February 1943)
◌ Commander-in-Chief, Allied Force — Allied Force Headquarters
◌ Commanding General — North African Theater of Operations, United States Army
Allied Forces HQ Insignia Algiers, Algeria 10 December 1943
◌ Commander-in-Chief, Allied Force — Allied Force Headquarters
◌ Commander-in-Chief — Mediterranean Theater of Operations (Allied)
◌ Commanding General — North African Theater of Operations, United States Army
Algiers, Algeria 10 December 1943 08 January 1944
Commanding GeneralEuropean Theater of Operations, United States Army Algiers, Algeria 16 January 1944 14 February 1944
Supreme CommanderSupreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
◌ Commanding General — European Theater of Operations, United States Army
SHAEF patch London, England, United Kingdom 14 February 1944
U.S. Army General Flag (General of the Army, plain) General of the Army (20 December 1944)
◌ Supreme Commander — Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force
◌ Commanding General — European Theater of Operations, United States Army
SHAEF patch London, England, United Kingdom
Versailles, France
08 May 1945
◌ Commanding General — European Theater of Operations, United States Army
Military Governor of Occupied Germany
Frankfurt, Germany 08 May 1945 01 July 1945
Commanding GeneralUnited States Forces, European Theater
◌ Military Governor of Occupied Germany
US Army Europe Frankfurt, Germany 01 July 1945 26 November 1945
16th Chief of Staff
(Office of the Chief of Staff; War Department General Staff)
35px The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia 19 November 1945 16 August 1946
16th Chief of Staff, United States Army
(Office of the Chief of Staff; Headquarters, Department of the Army)
The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia 16 August 1946 07 February 1948
13th President — Columbia University in the City of New York New York City, New York 07 February 1948 00 December 1950
Supreme Allied Commander EuropeSupreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Paris, France 02 April 1951 30 May 1952
Civilian
13th President — Columbia University in the City of New York New York City, New York 30 May 1952 20 January 1953
34th President of the United States of America White House, Washington, D.C. 20 January 1953 20 January 1961
U.S. Army General Flag (General of the Army, plain) General of the Army
Office of the Chief of Staff
(Headquarters, Department of the Army)
The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia 30 March 1961 28 March 1969

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (4 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal four oak leaf clusters
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal (Foreign Service Star) American Defense Service Medal "Foreign Service" clasp
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (9 stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal nine service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal "Germany" clasp
Foreign Personal Decorations
[[File: [[File:
Foreign Unit Awards
Non-United States Service Awards
Foreign Service Awards
Identification Badges
Army Staff Identification Badge
SHAEF patch Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Seven Overseas Service Bar
  • Freedom of the city of London

Battles/Wars ParticipationEdit

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

  • non-combat service

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

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

  • non-combat service

Vietnam War (01 Jan 1961; 07 Aug 1964 - 28 Mar 1969)

  • non-combat service

Foreign and Overseas ServiceEdit

Quotes / ReflectionsEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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