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Lieutenant General
Hugh Aloysius Drum
Hugh A. Drum (LTG) (1)

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born September 19, 1879
place/birth Fort Brady, Chippewa County,
Michigan
Died October 3, 1951 (aged 72)
Place/death New York City, New York
Cause/death Unknown
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Mary Reaume
(m. 1903 - 1951; his death)
Alma mater None
Nickname Unknown
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service 9 Sept, 1898 - 30 Sept, 1943
United States Army
1 Oct, 1943 - 15 Oct, 1943
United States Army (Active duty)
Service # Officer - 89

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: [[|]]
[[]]
Student,
School of the Line (Honor Graduate)
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1910 1911
Student,
General Service & Staff College
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1911 1912
Director,
School of the Line
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1912 19??
Director,
General Service & Staff College
CPT Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1912 19??
[[File: First United States Army Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia BG European Theater 10 Aug, 1918 21 Dec, 1918
[[File: First United States Army Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia BG European Theater 5 Jan, 1919 16 Apr, 1919
[[File: Services of Supply Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia BG European Theater 27 May, 1919 18 Jun, 1919
Director of Training,
School of the Line
BG Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1919 1923
Student,
General Staff School
COL 1921 1922
2nd Assistant Chief of Staff G-3,
War Department General Staff
US Army General Staff Insignia BG Washington, D.C. 4 Dec, 1923 8 Apr, 1926
1st Infantry Brigade Commanding
General
BG Fort Wadsworth, New York 20 May, 1926 20 Oct, 1927
[[File: 1st Infantry Division Commanding
General
BG Fort Hamilton, New York 21 May, 1926 1 May, 1927
Second Corps Area Commanding
General
BG Fort Jay, New York 20 Nov, 1926 8 Jan, 1927
[[File: 1st Infantry Division Commanding
General
BG Fort Hamilton, New York 6 Sept, 1927 29 Jan, 1930
Inspector General MG Washington, D.C. 29 Jan, 1930 30 Nov, 1931
[[File: 5th Infantry Division Commanding
General
MG Columbus, Ohio 3 Dec, 1931 22 Feb, 1933
Fifth Corps Area Commanding
General
MG Fort Hayes, Ohio 3 Dec, 1931 22 Feb, 1933
[[File: V United States Corps Commanding
General
MG Indianapolis, Indiana 8 Nov, 1932 22 Feb, 1933
9th Deputy Chief of Staff,
War Department General Staff
US Army General Staff Insignia MG Washington, D.C. 23 Feb, 1933 1 Feb, 1935
[[File: Hawaiian Department Commanding
General
MG Fort Shafter, Hawaii 18 Mar, 1935 30 Jul, 1937
Sixth Corps Area Commanding
General
MG Chicago, Illinois 15 Sept, 1937 31 Oct, 1938
[[File: Second United States Army Commanding
General
MG Chicago, Illinois 15 Sept, 1937 31 Oct, 1938
Second Corps Area Commanding
General
MG
LTG
Fort Jay, New York 5 Nov, 1938 Dec, 1940
[[File: First United States Army Commanding
General
MG
LTG
Fort Jay, New York 5 Nov, 1938 30 Sept, 1943
Eastern Defense Command Commanding
General
LTG Fort Jay, New York Dec, 1941 7 Oct, 1943
Chairman,
Inter-American Defense Board
LTG Washington, D.C. 1 Oct, 1943 15 Oct, 1943
Civilian Career
New York Guard New York Guard Commanding
General
LTG New York City, New York 19 Oct, 1943 11 Sept, 1948
President,
Empire State, Inc.
- New York City, New York 1 Dec, 1944 3 Oct, 1951

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
Regular Army
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
9 Sept, 1898 18 21 Sept, 1898
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 Jan, 1900 20
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
23 Mar, 1906 26
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 May, 1917 37
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
1 Jul, 1920 40
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General
(Recess appointment)
21 Sept, 1920 41 22 Sept, 1920
Recess apmt. expired 4 Mar, 1921
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
9 May, 1921 41
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 6 Dec, 1922 43 6 Dec, 1922
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 29 Jan, 1930 50
Relieved MG 30 Nov, 1931
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 1 Dec, 1931 52 1 Dec, 1931
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General
(Temporary)
5 Aug, 1939 59
Relieved LTG 7 Oct, 1943
Retired 30 Sept, 1943
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General
(Temporary)
30 Sept, 1943 64
Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
National Army
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
5 Aug, 1917 37
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
30 Jul, 1918 38 6 Aug, 1918
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 1 Oct, 1918 39 14 Oct, 1918
Honorable Discharge 31 Jul, 1919
Army of the United States
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 5 Aug, 1939 59 28 Sept, 1939

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star
Service/Campaign Medals
Spanish War Service Medal Spanish War Service Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
Mexican Service Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (4 stars) World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Overseas Service Chevron (4)

Foreign Awards and DecorationsEdit

Orders of Merit
Ribbon Name Class Country V IV (OF) III (CM) II (GO) I (GC)
Order of the Crown, Commander (Belgium) Order of the Crown Commander Belgium 0.0.00
Legion of Honour (Commander) Legion of Honour Commander France 4.0.19 0.0.00
Order of the Crown of Italy, Commander Order of the Crown Commander Italy 0.0.00
Order of St. Olav, Commander with Star Order of St. Olav Commander Norway 0.0.00
Decorations
Ribbon Name Country
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (2 Palms) Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 France 2 Palms

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I

World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

Drum

Inspector General

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Drum as a Brigadier General, AEF

ReferencesEdit

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