Major General
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Basic Information
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Alma mater
Military Information
Allegiance 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Rank 20px Major General

Early Life and EducationEdit

junior OfficerEdit

World War IEdit

Between the WarsEdit

World War IIEdit

Post-World War IIEdit

Life in RetirementEdit

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Rank Location Begin Date End Date
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Chinese Language Student,
University of California
(Colonel) Berkeley, California Aug, 1919 Jun, 1920
Chinese Language Student Major Peking, China 19 Sept, 1920 9 Jul, 1923
Student Officer,
Advanced Officer's Course,
The Infantry School
Major Fort Benning, Georgia Sept, 1923 Jun, 1924
Assistant Executive,
Fort Benning
Major Fort Benning, Georgia Jun, 1924 1 Jun, 1925
Student Officer,
Command and General Staff College
Major Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 22 Aug, 1925 Jun, 1926
[[File: 15th Infantry Regiment EO Major Tientsin, China 27 Sept, 1926 20 Feb, 1928
Chief of Staff,
US Army Forces,
General Staff Corps
Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 1 Jul, 1928 17 Mar, 1929
The Infantry School
Lieutenant Colonel Fort Benning, Georgia 10 Jul, 1929 May, 1930
Chief of Tactical Section,
The Infantry School
Lieutenant Colonel Fort Benning, Georgia May, 1930 28 May, 1933
Military Attaché,
China and Siam
Colonel Peking, China 7 Jul, 1935 12 May, 1939
[[File: 3rd Infantry Brigade CG Brigadier General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 23 Sept, 1939 7 Oct, 1939
2nd Infantry Division (US) Infantry Commander,
2nd Infantry Division
Brigadier General Fort Sam Houston, Texas 23 Sept, 1939 Jul, 1940
7th Infantry Division 7th Infantry Division CG Brigadier General
(Major General)
Fort Ord, California 1 Jul, 1940 26 Jul, 1941
III US Corps III US Corps CG (Major General) Monterrey, California 26 Jul, 1941 21 Dec, 1941
CBI Theater patch Commander,
China-Burma-India Theater
(Lieutenant General)
Chongqing, China 2 Feb, 1942 28 Oct, 1944
Republic of China
(Lieutenant General)
Chongqing, China 2 Feb, 1942 28 Oct, 1944
[[File: Fifth Chinese Army Pacific Theater 19 Mar, 1942
[[File: Sixth Chinese Army Pacific Theater 19 Mar, 1942
[[File: Army Ground Forces CG Washington, DC 22 Jan, 1945 22 Jun, 1945
Tenth Army (United States) Tenth US Army CG (General) Pacific Theater 23 Jun, 1945 15 Oct, 1945
Military Governor, Ryukyus Islands (General) Pacific Theater 31 Jul, 1945 21 Sept, 1945
Western Defense Command Western Defense Command CG (General) San Francisco, California Dec, 1945 6 Mar, 1946
50px Sixth US Army CG (General) San Francisco, California 12 Oct, 1946

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
No Insignia Cadet
2nd Lieutenant (USA before 1917)
2nd Lieutenant Regular Army [[File:
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army [[File:
Captain (USA)
Captain Regular Army [[File:
Major (USA)
Major Regular Army [[File:
Lieutenant Colonel (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel Regular Army [[File:
Colonel (USA)
Colonel Regular Army [[File:
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General
Major General (USA)
Major General
O-9 Lieutenant General
O-10 General

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Distinguished Service Cross Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit
Air Medal Soldier's Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
World War I Victory Medal (2 Star) Army of Occupation of Germany China Service Medal
American Defense Service Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal


World War I World War II


  • Devers called Stilwell "an outstanding example of the soldier-diplomat."



  • Wife : Winifred Alison (1889 - 1972)
  • Son : Joseph W. Stilwell, Jr. (BG, USA; 3.6.1912 - 7.25.1966)
  • Son : Benjamin W. Stilwell
  • Daughter : Winifred Cox
  • Daughter : Nancy Easterbrook
  • Daughter : Alison Stilwell


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