John W. Leonard
Born January 25, 1890
  • Ohio
Died October 26, 1974
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Eileen O'Brien Leonard
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years of Service 1915-1952
Rank 30px Lieutenant General

John William Leonard (January 25, 1890 - October 26, 1974)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
9th US Armored Division 9th Armored Division Commanding General Fort Riley, Kansas / Various October, 1942 1945
20th US Armored Division 20th Armored Division Commanding General 1945 1945
2nd US Armored Division 2nd Armored Division Commanding General March 25, 1946 October, 1946
US Armored School Commandant Fort Knox, Kentucky Jul, 1946 Jun, 1948
Military Attaché London, United Kingdom 1948 1951
US V Corps US V Corps Commanding General September 1, 1950 June 15, 1951
XVIII US Airborne Corps XVIII Airborne Corps Commanding General Fort Bragg, North Carolina May 31, 1951 1952

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet June 14, 1911 21
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant June 12, 1915 25
O-2 1st Lieutenant July 1, 1916 26
O-3 Captain May 15, 1917 27
O-4 Major July 2, 1920 30
O-3 Reverted to Captain November 4, 1922 32
O-4 Major November 20, 1924 34
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel October 1, 1936 46
O-6 Colonel February 1, 1944 54
O-7 Brigadier General January 15, 1947 56
O-8 Major General January 24, 1948 58 dated from: August 14, 1944
O-9 Lieutenant General February 10, 1951 61
Retired (Operation of Law) January 31, 1952 62

Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-7 Brigadier General June 20, 1942
O-8 Major General October 27, 1942
O-9 Lieutenant General February 10, 1951

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star Legion of Merit Bronze Star
Purple Heart Army Commendation Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
Army of Occupation of Germany American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal Army of Occupation Medal


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