Eastern Defense Command
Eastern Defense Command
Basic Information
Created December 24, 1941
Country US Flag United States
Allegiance US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Branch Regular Army
Type Command formation
Garrison/HQ Fort Jay NY


United States Regular Army

  • Activated: December 24, 1941
  • Inactivated : March 15, 1946

Shoulder Sleeve InsigniaEdit

Description :The Eastern Defense Command insignia was approved in November 1943. It is described as a shield 3 inches high, 2 1/4 inches wide, divided horizontally red and blue by a yellow partition line invected, with two yellow tridents in saltire all within a yellow border. 

Symbolism : The colors red, blue and yellow represent the three arms composing the Eastern Defense Command - Artillery, Infantry and Cavalry. The tridents and the invected partition line which suggests waves are representative of the coastal defense functions of the organization.

Commanding General (s)Edit

Name Garrison/HQ Begin Date End Date
1. Hugh A. Drum [[File: Fort Jay, New York Dec, 1941 7 Oct, 1943
2. George Grunert [[File: Fort Jay, New York 8 Oct, 1943 31 Jul, 1945
* Kenneth P. Lord acting [[File: Fort Jay, New York 1 Aug, 1945 Sep 1945
3. Jonathan M. Wainwright IV [[File: Fort Jay, New York Sep 1945 1 Feb, 1946
* Kenneth P. Lord, acting [[File: Fort Jay, New York 1 Feb, 1946 15 Mar, 1946


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