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InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born March 22, 1907
place/birth Brooklyn, New York City,
New York
Died February 23, 1990 (aged 82)
Place/death Baltimore, Maryland
Cause/death
Buried at West Point Cemetery
Spouse Jean Emert Duncan
(m. 1947 - 1990; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname The Jumping General; Slim Jim;
Jumpin' Jim
Nationality European American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 17676

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
Coast Artillery Corps Unknown Private Panama 00.00.1924 00.00.1925
United States Military Academy - - Cadet West Point, New York 07.01.1925 06.13.1929
Air Corps Flying School Student 2nd Lieutenant 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
25th Infantry Unknown 2nd Lieutenant Camp Harry J. Jones, Arizona 00.00.0000 09.01.1932
Infantry School Student Officer
(Company Officers' Course)
2nd Lieutenant Fort Benning, Georgia 09.02.1932 05.22.1933
4th Infantry Division 29th Infantry,
4th Infantry Division
Unknown 2nd Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
Fort Sill, Oklahoma 05.22.1933 09.16.1936
12th Infantry Division 57th Infantry,
Philippine Division
Unknown 1st Lieutenant Fort William McKinley, Philippines 10.30.1936 11.01.1938
3rd Infantry Division 7th Infantry
5th Infantry Brigade,
3rd Infantry Division
Unknown Captain Vancouver Barracks, Washington/
Camp Ord, California
11.22.1938 00.00.1940
United States Military Academy Tactics Instructor Captain West Point, New York 00.00.1940 08.00.1941
Parachute School Student Captain
Major
Fort Benning, Georgia 08.00.1941 12.00.1941
Command and General Staff School Student Officer
Major Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00.00.194? 00.00.1942
Provisional Parachute Group Personnel & Training Officer Colonel Fort Benning, Georgia 00.00.1942 07.00.1942
82nd Airborne Division 505th Parachute Combat Team,
82nd Airborne Division
Commanding Officer Colonel Europe (various) 00.00.1942 11.00.1943
SHAEF patch Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Airborne Advisor Colonel Europe (various) 00.00.1943 02.01.1944
82nd Airborne Division 505th Infantry Regiment,
82nd Airborne Division
Commanding Officer Colonel Europe (various) 00.00.1944 00.00.1944
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division Assistant Commanding General Brigadier General Europe (various) 06.06.1944 08.16.1944
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General Major General Europe (various) 08.16.1944 00.00.0000
Allied Control Council American Representative Major General Berlin, Germany 07.00.1945 10.00.1945
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division Commanding General Major General Fort Bragg, North Carolina 10.00.1945 03.28.1948
Fifth Army (United States) Fifth Army Chief of Staff Major General Chicago, Illinois 00.00.0000 04.00.1949
Weapons Systems Evaluation Group,
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Army Member Major General Washington, D. C. 00.00.1949 00.00.1952
Allied Joint Force Command Naples Allied Forces Southern Europe Chief of Staff Major General Naples, Italy 00.00.1952 12.00.1952
VII US Corps VII Corps Commanding General Major General Kelley Barracks, Germany 12.00.1952 03.00.1954
National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice,
Department of the Army
Board Chairman Major General Washington, D. C. 03.00.1954 00.00.0000
Department of the Army Assistant Chief of Staff,
G-3, Operations
Major General Washington, D. C. 04.01.1954 03.24.1955
Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff
for Plans and Research
Lieutenant General Washington, D. C. 03.25.1955 10.09.1955
Department of the Army Chief of Research
and Development
Lieutenant General Washington, D. C. 10.10.1955 03.31.1958
Civilian Career
Arthur D. Little Inc. Vice President Lieutenant General (Ret.) Cambridge, Massachusetts 00.00.1958 00.00.1960
Arthur D. Little Inc. President Lieutenant General (Ret.) Cambridge, Massachusetts 00.00.1960 00.00.1964
United States Department of State 48th Ambassador to France Lieutenant General (Ret.) France 00.00.1961 00.00.1962
Arthur D. Little Inc. Chairman of the Board Lieutenant General (Ret.) Cambridge, Massachusetts 00.00.1964 00.00.1977

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
United States Army
- Private - 07 Apr, 1924 17 07 Apr, 1924
- Private First Class -
- Sergeant -
No Insignia Cadet - 01 Jul, 1925 18 01 Jul, 1925
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry)
2nd Lieutenant 13 Jun, 1929 22 13 Jun, 1929
O-1 [[File: 2nd Lieutenant 12 Sept, 1929 22 13 Jun, 1929 12 Sept, 1929
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry)
2nd Lieutenant 09 Dec, 1929 22 13 Jun, 1929 09 Dec, 1929
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant 01 Nov, 1934 27 01 Nov, 1934
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain 13 Jun, 1939 32 13 Jun, 1939
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major 13 Jun, 1946 39 13 Jun, 1946
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel 10 Jun, 1948 41 10 Jun, 1948
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 02 May, 1953 46
O-9 Lieutenant General
(Temporary)
25 Mar, 1955 48 25 Mar, 1955
Retired (by law) 31 Mar, 1958
Army of the United States
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major 10 Oct, 1941 34 18 Oct, 1941
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel 01 Feb, 1942 34 01 Feb, 1942
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel 25 Sept, 1942 35 25 Sept, 1942
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 22 Sept, 1943 36 22 Sept, 1943
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 20 Oct, 1944 37 02 Aug, 1943 20 Oct, 1944
O-9 Lieutenant General 25 Mar, 1955 48 25 Mar, 1955

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Distinguished Service Cross (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Cross
(oak leaf cluster)
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Medal
(oak leaf cluster)
Silver Star (1 Oakleaf) Silver Star Medal
(oak leaf cluster)
Bronze Star (Valor & 1 OLC) Bronze Star Medal
("V" device; oak leaf cluster)
Army Commendation Medal Commendation Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Unit Awards
Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (6SS & 1AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(Arrowhead; one silver service star; one bronze service star)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
("Germany" clasp)
National Defense Service Medal National Defense Service Medal
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge
Master Parachutist Badge (4 Jumps)
Master Parachutist Badge
(4 Combat Jump Stars)
Identification Badges
Army Staff Identification Badge
82nd Airborne Division 82nd Airborne Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service Patch
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 5 Overseas Service Bars
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of the Crown, Commander (Belgium) (Palm) Belgian Order of the Crown (Commander; Palm)
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Belgian Cross of War (Palm)
Distinguished Service Order (UK) British Distinguished Service Order (Companion)
Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer) Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer; Swords)
Legion of Honour (Commander) French Legion of Honour (Commander)
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War (Palm)
Order of the Crown of Italy Italian Order of the Crown (Grand Officer)
MOROCCAN Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Officer) (Present version) Moroccan Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Officer)
Order of Alexander Nevsky (USSR) Soviet Order of Alexander Nevsky
Foreign Unit Awards
Cross of War 1940-1945 Belgian Fourragère (2 citations) Belgian Cross of War Fourragère
Military William Order Orange Lanyard Dutch Military William Order's Orange Lanyard
Cross of War 1939-1945 Fourragère (2 citations) French Cross of War Fourragère

Battles/WarsEdit

World War II

Korean War

  • No overseas service

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Wife':
  • Son/Daughter:
  • Father:
  • Mother:

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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