Major General
George A. Lynch
George A. Lynch1
Basic Information
Born March 12, 1880
Blairstown, Benton County, Iowa
Died August 10, 1962 (aged 82)
Winter Park, Orange County, Florida (?)
Cause/death Natural Death
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Alma Mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years of Service 1903-1941
Rank 20px Major General

George Arthur Lynch (March 12, 1880 - August 10, 1962)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
17th Infantry Regiment Officer June 11, 1903 June 12, 1909
United States Military Academy Instructor of Modern Languages West Point, New York August 22, 1905 August 13, 1909
29th Infantry Regiment Officer June 12, 1909 December 16, 1912
8th Infantry Regiment Officer December 21, 1916
45px General Staff Corps Staff Officer Washington, D.C. June 4, 1917 August 19, 1917
45px General Staff Corps Staff Officer Washington, D.C. August 25, 1920 September , 1923
45px Inspector General Department Officer May 15, 1925 May 14, 1929
45px General Staff Corps Staff Officer Washington, D.C. June 1, 1933 April 25, 1935
Commander, US Army Forces in China Commanding Officer Tientsen, China July 7, 1935 May 14, 1937
50px Office, Chief of Infantry 5th Chief of Infantry Washington, D.C. May 24, 1937 April 30, 1941

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
Army War College - Washington Barracks,
Washington, D.C.
1929 1930

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet June 13, 1899
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant June 11, 1903
O-2 1st Lieutenant June 12, 1909
O-3 Captain July 1, 1916
O-4 Major July 1, 1920
O-4 Major May 15, 1925
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel December 11, 1926
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel May 15, 1929
O-6 Colonel October 1, 1934
O-8 Chief of Infantry May 34, 1937
Retired, After 40 Years Service April 30, 1941

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal World War I Victory Medal Yangtze Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service medal (1920)
Philippine Campaign
World War I Victory
Medal w/ 2 Service stars
Yangtze Service Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue


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