Major General
Kenyon Ashe Joyce
Kenyon A. Joyce1
United States of America


Basic Information
Born November 3, 1879
place/birth Brooklyn, New York City,
New York
Died January 11, 1960 (aged 80)
Place/death Letterman Army Hospital,
San Francisco, California
Cause/death leukemia
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Helen E. Jones (1886 - 1951)
(m. - 1951; her death)
Nationality Caucasian - American
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 33px United States Army
Years/service 3 Mar, 1900 - 30 Nov, 1943
United States Army
1 Dec, 1943 - 30 Jun, 1944
United States Army (Active Duty)
Service # Officer - 1524

In-depth Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
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Student Officer,
Infantry-Cavalry School
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1904 1905
Chief of Staff,
87th Infantry Division
35px European Theater 28 Oct, 1917 27 Nov, 1917
Chief of Staff,
31st Infantry Division
35px European Theater 22 Sept, 1918 28 Oct, 1918
83rd Infantry Division Chief of Staff,
83rd Infantry Division
35px European Theater 29 Oct, 1918 31 Jan, 1919
Chief of Staff,
American Embarkation Center
35px Le Mans, France
2nd Depot Division,
Replacement Depot
Le Mans, France
Chief, Classification & Data Section,
Personnel Branch, G-3 (Operations)
35px Washington, D.C. 25 Aug, 1920 2 Sept, 1924
Military Attaché, London Lonson, United Kingdom 1924 1927
Student Officer,
Army War College
Washington Barracks 1929 1930
General Staff Corps 35px Washington, D.C. 26 Sept, 1931 1 Jun, 1933
3rd Cavalry Regiment CG Fort Myer, Virginia 8 Jun, 1933 15 Jun, 1936
General Staff Corps 35px [[]] 15 Jun, 1936 12 Aug, 1936
1st Cavalry Brigade CG Fort Clark, Texas 28 Jan, 1937 21 Dec, 1938
1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division CG Fort Bliss, Texas 21 Nov, 1938 Oct, 1940
IX US Corps IX United States Corps CG Fort Lewis, Washington 24 Oct, 1940 10 Apr, 1942
9th Service Command 9th Corps Area CG Fort Douglas, Utah 11 Apr, 1942 22 Jul, 1942
9th Service Command 9th Service Command CG Fort Douglas, Utah 22 Jul, 1942 11 Oct, 1943
Acting Deputy President,
Allied Control Commission for Italy
Italy 11 Nov, 1943 16 Jan, 1944

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Service/Campaign Medals
Spanish Campaign Medal Spanish Campaign Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Philippine Campaign Medal
Mexican Service Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (2 Star) World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal E-A-ME Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Overseas Service Chevron (1)

Foreign Awards and DecorationsEdit

Orders of Merit
Ribbon Name Class Country V IV (OF) III (CM) II (GO) I (GC)
Legion of Honour (Officer) Legion of Honour Officer France 4.30.19
Ribbon Name Country
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 (Palm) Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 France


World War I World War II



  • Joyce was wounded by a grenade during the first World War and thereafter had no use in his right hand.
  • Author of Patrols, Scouting, Messages (1916)



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