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Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
Basic Information
Born October 27, 1882
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
Died March 2, 1954 (aged 71)
Rome, Italy
Cause/death
Buried at United States Military Academy
Post Cemetery
Spouse
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 1904-1946
Rank General insignia General

Robert Charlwood Richardson, Jr. (October 27, 1882 - March 2, 1954)

Early Life and EducationEdit

junior OfficerEdit

World War IEdit

Between the WarsEdit

World War IIEdit

Post-World War IIEdit

Life in RetirementEdit

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
14th Cavalry Regiment Officer June 15, 1904 March 2, 1913
23rd Infantry Regiment Officer March 3, 1913 January 12, 1917
U.S. Military Academy United States Military Academy Instructor of Modern Language West Point, New York November 1, 1906 August 13, 1911
2nd Cavalry Regiment Officer January 13, 1917 August 4, 1917
77th Field Artillery Regiment Officer August 5, 1917 December 10, 1917
2nd Australian Division Officer December 14, 1917 December 28, 1917
3rd French Division Officer December 31, 1917 January 9, 1918
General Staff, Operations Division, A.E.F. Staff Officer January 25, 1918 March, 1918
2nd Colonial French Corps Officer April 17, 1918 May 18, 1918
Advanced General HQ, A.E.F. Staff Officer Gremevillers, Frances May 18, 1918 June 19, 1918
First US Army Staff Officer September 26, 1918 October 26, 1918
Advanced General HQ, A.E.F. Trier, Germany December 2, 1918 January 28, 1919
War Damages Board, Peace Commission Member Paris, France January 31, 1919 February 14, 1919
General HQ, A.E.F. Staff Officer (G-3) Chaumont, France February 28, 1919 May 22, 1919
10th French Army Staff Officer May 24, 1919 June 1, 1919
General Staff, Morale Division Staff Officer Washington, D.C. July 22, 1919 March, 1920
Office, Chief of Cavalry Officer Washington, D.C. August 9, 1920 January 28, 1921
US Army General Staff Insignia Hawaiian Department Assistant to Chief of Staff, Operations Hawaii December 24, 1920 May 16, 1923
1st Cavalry Regiment Officer 1928 1928
U.S. Military Academy United States Military Academy Executive Officer West Point, New York 1928 1929
U.S. Military Academy United States Military Academy 36th Commandant of Cadets West Point, New York 26 Mar, 1929 13 Jun, 1933
US Army General Staff Insignia General Staff Corps G-2 Officer Washington, D.C. 1 Jul, 1934 7 Dec, 1935
5th Cavalry Regiment Commanding Officer 20 Dec, 1935 1 Jun, 1838
2nd Cavalry Brigade Commanding Officer 6 Sept, 1938 2 Feb, 1939
- Cavalry School Commandant Ft. Riley, Kansas February 11, 1939 October 31, 1940
1st Cavalry Division 1st Cavalry Division Commanding General El Paso, Texas November 1, 1940 April, 1941
Director, Bureau of Public Relation April, 1941 July 25, 1941
VII US Corps VII US Corps Commanding General various posts August 1, 1941 May 31, 1943
Hawaiian Department Commanding General June 1, 1943 June, 1945
Military Governor of Hawaii June 1, 1943 1944
Commander, U.S. Army Forces, Central Pacific July, 1943 June, 1944
Commander, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific Ocean Area June, 1944 June, 1945
Commanders, U.S. Army Forces, Middle Pacific June, 1945 October 31, 1946

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
No Insignia Cadet
U.S. Military Academy
June 19, 1900 17
O-1 No Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
June 15, 1904 21
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Cavalry Insignia
March 11, 1911 28
O-2
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
March 3, 1913 30 dated: March 11, 1911
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1916 33
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Cavalry Insignia
January 13, 1917 34 dated: July 1, 1916
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 1, 1920 37
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
March 20, 1928 45
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
July 30, 1935 52
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General June 1, 1938 55
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General Temporary June 1, 1943 60
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General October 1, 1944 61
Retired, Disability in Line of Duty October 31, 1946 64
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General Retired List October 31, 1946 64
O-10
General insignia
General posthumous July 19, 1954 -

National Army (American Expeditionary Forces)

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Cavalry Insignia
August 5, 1917 34
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
August 26, 1918 35 accepted:
O-6
Colonel insignia
Colonel
US Army Cavalry Insignia
November 2, 1918 36 accepted: September 10, 1918
Honorable Discharge March 15, 1920 37

Army of the United States

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General October 1, 1940 57 accepted: October 2, 1940
O-9
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General June 1, 1943 60

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star Legion of Merit Purple Heart
Air Medal Philippine Campaign Medal World War I Victory Medal (4 stars) Army of Occupation of Germany
American Defense Service Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Name Issue
Army Distinguished Service Medal 1919, 1946
Navy Distinguished Service Medal 1946
Silver Star ca. 1906
Legion of Merit 1943, 1946
Purple Heart
Air Medal 1946
Name Device
Philippine Campaign Medal Silver Star Citation*
World War I Victory Medal 4 battle stars
Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal

Foreign Decorations

Ribbon Name Class Country Issue
Legion of Honour (Officer) Legion of Honour Officer France
Order of Leopold (Officer) Order of Leopold Officer Belgium
Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus (Officer) Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus Officer Ialy
Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Croix de Guerre - France Palm
Medal of La Solidaridad Medal of La Solidaridad II Class Panama

Badges and other Awards

Army Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge

Battles/WarsEdit

World War I

  • Battle of St. Mihiel
  • Meuse-Argonne Offensive

World War II

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

GalleryEdit

Robert Richardson cadet

1904 Cadet portrait

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General Richardson's Portrait

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