Major General
Leon B. Kromer
Leon B. Kromer1
Basic Information
Born June 25, 1876
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Died September 6, 1966
Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland
Buried at United States Military Academy
Post Cemetery
Spouse Jane Stotsenburg
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/Service 1899-1938; 1941
Rank Major General Insignia Major General

Leon Benjamin Kromer (June 25, 1876 – September 6, 1966)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
10th Cavalry Regiment Officer February 15, 1899 February 1, 1901
U.S. Military Academy
United States Military Academy Instructor of Tactics West Point, New York October 1, 1901 January 17, 1902
U.S. Military Academy
United States Military Academy Instructor of Tactics West Point, New York September 5, 1903 July 1, 1905
11th Cavalry Regiment Officer Des Moines, Iowa February 2, 1901 August 1, 1905
10th Cavalry Regiment Officer August 2, 1905 December 2, 1912
Quartermaster Corps Officer Various Posts November 24, 1909 December 2, 1912
11th Cavalry Regiment Officer December 16, 1912 March 23, 1915
Quartermaster Corps Officer Various Posts March 23, 1915 March 30, 1915
11th Cavalry Regiment Officer March 31, 1915 July 24, 1917
Quartermaster Corps Various Posts July 25, 1917 August 19, 1917
82nd Infantry Division Chief of Staff Overseas September 6, 1918 September 15, 1918
I US Corps Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3) Overseas September 16, 1918 September 30, 1918
First US Army Assistant Chief of Staff (G-1) Overseas October 14, 1918 April 15, 1919
A.E.F. HQ, S.O.S. Officer Overseas May 31, 1919 August 14, 1919
Graves Registration Services, A.E.F. Chief Overseas August 15, 1919 December, 1919
Office, Adjutant General Officer Washington, D.C. August 2, 1919 January 14, 1920
Southern Department Chief of Staff for Operations February 3, 1920 June 30, 1920
US Army General Staff Insignia General Staff Corps Staff Officer (G-3) Washington, D.C. August 25, 1920 July 1, 1924
11th Cavalry Regiment Commanding Officer Monterey, California September 9, 1925 August 2, 1928
Army War College Instructor Washington D.C August 22, 1928 September 1, 1931
Army War College Assistant Commandant Washington, D.C. September 2, 1931 June 30, 1933
1st US Army Deputy Chief of Staff Governors Island, New York August 31, 1933 March 28, 1934
US Army Cavalry Insignia Officer, Chief of Cavalry 5th Chief of Cavalry Washington, D.C. March 22, 1934 March 25, 1938

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date
United States Military Academy B.S. West Point, New York June 15, 1895 February 15, 1899
Army War College - Washington Barracks, Washington D.C. 1924 1925

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 15, 1895
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
February 15, 1899
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
February 2, 1901
Captain insignia
US Army Cavalry Insignia
August 2, 1905
Major insignia
US Army Cavalry Insignia
May 15, 1917
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 1, 1920
Colonel insignia
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 2, 1921
Major General Insignia
Chief of Cavalry
US Army Cavalry Insignia
March 22, 1924
Retired, at his own request June 30, 1938
Major General Insignia
Major General Retired List June 30, 1938

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Legion of Honour Legion of Honour Officer France
Distinguished Service Order (UK) Distinguished Service Order United Kingdom


World War I World War II





Leon B. Kromer2

Major General

Leon B. Kromer3


Leon B. Kromer (Lt.)

1st Lieutenant


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