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Major General
Innis Palmer Swift
Innis P. Swift
Basic Information
Born February 7, 1882
Fort Laramie, Goshen County, Wyoming
Died November 3, 1953 (aged 71)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Cause/death
Buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
Spouse Lucile G. Swift
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years/Service 1904 - 1946
Rank 20px Major General

Innis Palmer Swift (February 7, 1882 – November 3, 1953)

























Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Position HQ Begin Date End Date
50px 1st Cavalry Regiment Officer August 9, 1904 November 15, 1904
50px 12th Cavalry Regiment Officer November 16, 1904 July 28, 1911
Instructor, Alabama National Guard August 17, 1907 September 6, 1907
Aide-de-camp to General John B. Kerr May 13, 1908 May 20, 1909
50px 2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer July 29, 1911 January 17, 1912
50px 2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer December 16, 1912 September 21, 1919
Instructor, The Cavalry School Fort Riley, Kansas September 10, 1919 August 1, 1920
Instructor, The Cavalry School Fort Riley, Kansas September 1, 1921 June 15, 1922
Instructor, General Service Schools June 25, 1923 June 3, 1929
Instructor, Texas National Guard San Antonio, Texas July 6, 1931 October 1, 1936
50px 8th Cavalry Regiment Executive Officer Ft. Bliss, Texas October 3, 1936 December 31, 1936
50px 8th Cavalry Regiment Commanding Officer Ft. Bliss, Texas January 1, 1937 October 13, 1939
50px 2nd Cavalry Brigade Commanding Officer October 13, 1939 April 17, 1941
1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division Commanding General April 19, 1941 August 19, 1944
I US Corps I US Corps Commanding General August 20, 1944 November 14, 1945

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York 8/1/1900 6/15/1904
Mounted Service School - Fort Riley, Kansas 10/15/1907 7/22/1908
Mounted Service School - Fort Riley, Kansas 1908 1909 Second Year Course
Cavalry School - Fort Riley, Kansas 9/1/1921 6/15/1922 Field Officer Course
Command and General Staff School - Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 8/5/1922 6/25/1923
Army War College - Washington Barracks,
Washington, D.C.
8/15/1929 8/20/1930
Army Industrial College - Ft. Humphreys, Washington, D.C. 8/21/1930 7/4/1931

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet, USMA August 1, 1900 18
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant June 15, 1904 24
O-2 1st Lieutenant July 29, 1911 29
O-3 Captain July 1, 1916 34
O-4 Major July 1, 1920 38
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel October 17, 1928 46
O-6 Colonel August 1, 1935 53
O-8 Major General Retired List February 28, 1946 64

National Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4 Major August 5, 1917 35 accepted: August 19, 1917
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel September 6, 1918 36 accepted: September 7, 1918
- - Honorable Discharge - September 25, 1919 37

Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7 Brigadier General - October 1, 1940 58 accepted: October 4, 1940
O-8 Major General - April 4, 1941 59 accepted: April 19, 1941

Awards & DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Legion of Merit Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal American Defense Service Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal
Army Distinguished
Service Medal (1944, 1946)
Silver Star Legion of Merit Philippine Campaign
Medal
Mexican Service
Medal
World War I
Victory Medal
American Defense
Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific
Campaign Medal
World War II
Victory Medal
Army of Occupation
Medal w/ Japan clasp

Battles/WarsEdit

  • Morro Rebellion
  • Mexican Expedition
    • Punitive Expedition
  • World War I
  • World War II
    • Dutch New Guinea
    • Battle of Luzon
    • Occupation of Japan

FamilyEdit

  • Wife : Lucile G. Swift (1883-1961)
  • Daughter : Pamela Swift Vaughan (1920-2007)
    • Son-in-Law : LC George W. Vaughan (1917-1981)
  • Father : MG Eben Swift
  • Mother : Susan Bonaparte Palmer Swift (1857-1930)
  • Brother : Col. Eben Swift, Jr. (1881-1950)
    • Sister-in-Law : Marion French Swift (1892-1964)
  • Sister : Clara Humphrey (1891-1942)

Paternal Family

Maternal Family

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