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General of the Army
Omar Nelson Bradley
Omar N. Bradley
U.S. Army General Flag (General of the Army)
Five Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born February 12, 1893
place/birth Randolph County, Missouri
Died April 8, 1981 (age 88)
Place/death New York City, New York
Cause/death Cardiac dysrhythmia
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Mary Quayle
Esther Dora
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname Brad; The G.I.'s General
Nationality European American
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service #

Career SummaryEdit

Command or Organization Insignia Branch Location Begin Date End Date
Civilian
Student — Moberly High School Moberly, Missouri
Cadet (01 Aug 1911)
Cadet — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 01 August 1911 12 June 1915
Second Lieutenant (12 Jun 1915)
14th Infantry 12 June 1915
1st Lieutenant Insignia First Lieutenant (01 Jul 1916)
14th Infantry
Captain insignia Captain (15 May 1917)
14th Infantry
Major insignia Major (17 Jun 1918)
14th Infantry Unknown
Instructor — Mathematics Department — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 13 September 1920 30 June 1924
Student Officer — Infantry School, Advanced Course Fort Benning, Georgia 15 September 1924 21 May 1925
19th Infantry
(assigned: Hawaiian Department)
[[File: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 08 September 1925 30 September 1925
27th Infantry
(assigned: Hawaiian Department)
Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 01 October 1925 09 June 1927
Chief of National Guard and Reserve Affairs — Hawaiian Department Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 27 June 1927 24 May 1928
Student Officer — Command and General Staff School Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 21 August 1928 02 July 1929
Instructor of Tactics — Infantry School Fort Benning, Georgia 01 August 1929 13 July 1933
Student Officer — Army War College Washington Barracks, Washington D.C. 18 August 1933 26 June 1934
Instructor — Tactics Department — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 30 June 1934
Lieutenant Colonel insignia Lieutenant Colonel (26 Jun 1936)
Instructor — Tactics Department — United States Military Academy West Point, New York 25 May 1938
Chief of Operations Section, Personnel Division
(War Department General Staff; United States department of War)
US Army General Staff Insignia Washington, D.C. 01 June 1938 30 June 1940
Assistant Secretary of the General Staff
(War Department General Staff; United States department of War)
Washington, D.C. 01 July 1940 23 February 1941
U.S. Army General Flag (Brigadier General, plain) Brigadier General (24 Feb 1941)
Commandant of the Infantry School Fort Benning, Georgia 05 March 1941 17 February 1942
Commanding General82nd Division [[File: Camp Claiborne, Louisiana 19 February 1942
U.S. Army General Flag (Major General, plain) Major General (15 Jun 1942)
Commanding General — 82nd Division [[File: Camp Claiborne, Louisiana 25 June 1943
Commanding General28th Infantry Division [[File: Camp Livingston, Louisiana
Camp Gordon, Florida
26 June 1942 16 February 1943
Deputy Commanding General — II Corps
(assigned: Seventh Army)
[[File: Tunisia 06 March 1943 16 April 1943
Commanding General — II Corps
(assigned: Seventh Army)
Tunisia 16 April 1943
U.S. Army General Flag (Lieutenant General, plain) Lieutenant General (02 Jun 1943)
Commanding General — II Corps
(assigned: Seventh Army)
[[File: Tunisia;
Sicily, Italy
07 September 1943
Commanding GeneralFirst Army
(assigned: Army Ground Forces)
[[File: Bristol, England;
France
01 January 1944 31 July 1944
Commanding GeneralTwelfth Army Group
(assigned: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force)
[[File: London, England, United Kingdom 01 August 1944
U.S. Army General Flag (General, plain) General (12 Mar 1945)
Commanding General — Twelfth Army Group
(assigned: Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force)
[[File: London, England, United Kingdom 12 July 1945
Administrator of Veteran AffairsVeterans Administration [[File: Washington, D.C. 15 August 1945 20 November 1947
17th Chief of Staff of the United States Army
(Office of the Chief of Staff, Army; Army Staff; United States Department of the Army)
US Army General Staff Insignia Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 07 February 1948 15 August 1949
◌ 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Chiefs of Staff; United States Department of Defense)
◌ 1st Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 19 August 1949
U.S. Army General Flag (General of the Army, Plain) General of the Army (15 Sep 1950)
◌ 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
(Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Joint Chiefs of Staff; United States Department of Defense)
United States Representative to the NATO Military Committee
◌ Member of the American Delegation to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 02 June 1953
Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 15 August 1953
attached to the Office of the Chief of Staff, Army Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia 15 August 1953 08 April 1981

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal (3 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal w/ three oak leaf clusters
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit (1 Oakleaf) Legion of Merit w/ one oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Bronze Star Medal
Non-Military Decorations
Presidential Medal of Freedom Presidential Medal of Freedom
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Border Service Medal Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal 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 (8SS & 1AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ Arrowhead; eight service stars
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal w/ "Germany" clasp
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal w/ one service star
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of the Liberator General San Martin, Grand Officer Argentine Order of the Liberator
Order of the Crown, Grand Cross (Belgium) (Palm) Belgian Order of the Crown (Grand Cross; Palm)
Cross of War 1940-1945 (palm) Belgian Cross of War (Palm)
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) Brazilian Order of Military Merit (Grand Officer)
Order of the Bath British Order of the Bath (Knight Grand Cross)
Order of the White Lion (III Class) Czech Order of the White Lion (Commander)
War Cross 1939-1945 (Czech) Czech War Cross 1939-1945 ()
Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer) Dutch Order of Orange-Nassau (Grand Officer)
Legion of Honour, Grand Cross French Legion of Honour (Grand Cross)
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War (Palm)
Order of George I (Grand Cross) Greek Order of George I (Grand Cross)
Order of the Phoenix Greek Order of the Phoenix (Grand Cross)
Military Order of Italy (Grand Cross) Italian Military Order of Savoy (Grand Cross)
Order of the Oak Crown (Grand Cross) Luxembourg Order of the Oak Crown (Grand Cross)
Cross of War (Luxembourg) Luxembourg War Cross
Moroccan Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Cross) (Present version) Moroccan Order of Ouissam Alaouite (Grand Cross)
Order of Polonia Restituta, Commander Polish Order of Rebirth of Poland (Commander)
Order of Suvorov Soviet Order of Suvorov (I Class)
Order of Kutuzov Soviet Order of Suvorov (I Class)
State Decorations
Lone Star Medal of Valor Lone Star Medal of Valor
Combat/Special Skill Badges
Combat Infantry Badge
Combat Infantryman Badge (Honorary)
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
[[File: Twelfth United States Army Group
shoulder sleeve insignia worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Four Overseas Service Bars

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

  • Wife':
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  • Father:
  • Mother:

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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