Robert L. Eichelberger
Robert L. Eichelberger
Born March 9, 1886
  • Urbana, Ohio
Died September 26, 1961 (75)
  • Asheville, North Carolina
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of Service 1909-1948
Rank General insignia General

Robert Lawrence Eichelberger (March 9, 1886 - September 26, 1961)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
U.S. Military Academy
Unites States Military Academy Cadet West Point, New York June 15, 1905 June 11, 1909
Command and General Staff School Student Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 1925 1926
Army War College Student Washington Barracks,
Washington D.C
1929 1930
US Army General Staff Insignia Adjutant Generals Department Staff Officer Washington, D.C. July 1, 1935 January 16, 1939
U.S. Military Academy
United States Military Academy 38th Superintendent West Point, New York November, 1940 March, 1942
40px 77th Infantry Division Commanding General March, 1942 June, 1942
I US Corps US I Corps Commanding General June 22, 1942 September, 1944
50px Eight US Army Commanding General September 7, 1944 1948

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

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, 1905
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
June 11, 1909
1st Lieutenant Insignia
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1916
Captain insignia
US Army Infantry Insignia
May 15, 1916
Major insignia
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 1, 1920
Adjutant General's Corps
July 14, 1924
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
Adjutant General's Corps
August 1, 1934
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
July 29, 1937
Lieutenant Colonel
Adjutant General's Corps
July 30, 1937
Colonel insignia
US Army Infantry Insignia
August 1, 1938
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General September 1, 1943
Major General Insignia
Major General October 4, 1944
Retired (After 40 years service) December 31, 1948
Lieutenant General insignia
Lieutenant General Retired List January 1, 1949
General insignia
General Retired List July 19, 1954

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Army General Staff Identification Badge

Distinguished Service Cross
Army Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal (Valor device) Air Medal Mexican Service Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal National Defense Service Medal Order of the Rising Sun (Japan)

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