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 20px United States
branch 20px United States Army
Years of Service 1909-1948
Rank 35px General

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

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
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
45px Adjutant Generals Department Staff Officer Washington, D.C. July 1, 1935 January 16, 1939
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 June 15, 1905
2nd Lieutenant Insignia
2nd Lieutenant June 11, 1909
O-2 1st Lieutenant July 1, 1916
O-3 Captain May 15, 1916
O-4 Major July 1, 1920
Major July 14, 1924
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel August 1, 1934
Lieutenant Colonel July 29, 1937
Lieutenant Colonel July 30, 1937
O-6 Colonel August 1, 1938
O-7 Brigadier General September 1, 1943
O-8 Major General October 4, 1944
Retired (After 40 years service) December 31, 1948
O-9 Lieutenant General Retired List January 1, 1949
O-10 General Retired List July 19, 1954

Awards and DecorationsEdit


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)