Southern Defense Command
Southern Defense Command
Basic Information
Created March 17, 1941
Active 3.17.1941 - 1.1.1945
Country 20px United States
Allegiance 20px United States Army
Branch Regular Army
Type Command formation
Garrison/HQ Fort Sam Houston, Texas
Motto -

The Southern Defense Command (SDC) was established on 17 March 1941 as the command formation of the U.S. Army responsible for coordinating the defense of the Gulf of Mexico coastal region of the United States.

Commanding GeneralEdit

Rank Name Garrison/HQ Begin Date End Date
LG Herbert J. Brees Fort Sam Houston, Texas March 17, 1941 May 15, 1941
LG Walter Krueger Fort Sam Houston, Texas May 16, 1941 February 2, 1943
LG Courtney H. Hodges Fort Sam Houston, Texas February 17, 1943 December, 1943
MG Henry C. Pratt Fort Sam Houston, Texas January 25, 1944 December 13, 1944


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