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General
Wade Hampton Haislip
Wade H. Haislip
ca. 1941 - BG - A C/S, Personnel
U.S. Army General Flag (General)
Four Star General Officer Flag

InformationEdit

Basic Information
Born 09 July 1889
Place of birth Woodstock, Shenandoah County,
Virginia
Died 23 December 1971 (aged 82)
Place of death Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
Washington, D.C.
Cause of death stroke
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Alice Jennings Shepherd
(14 Jul 1932 - 23 Dec 1971; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy (B.S.)
Nickname Eve; Ham; Slip
Personal Information
Nationality European American
Gender Male
Hair Color
Eye Color
Height
Religion
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years/service

Service # Officer - 3374

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Organization or Command Title / Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career (02 Mar 1908 - 31 Jul 1951)
United States Military Academy - - Cadet West Point, New York 02 Mar 1908 12 Jun 1912
 ? Company:
19th Infantry
Unknown US Army Infantry Insignia 2nd Lieutenant Fort Meade, South Dakota
Galveston, Texas
15 Sept 1912 23 Apr 1914
5th Brigade Unknown US Army Infantry Insignia 2nd Lieutenant Veracruz, Mexico 24 Apr 1914 15 Sep 1914
Machine Gun Company:
5th Brigade
Battalion Quartermaster / Commissary US Army Infantry Insignia 2nd Lieutenant Veracruz, Mexico
Fort Sam Houston, Texas
15 Sep 1914 02 Jul 1916
19th Infantry Unknown US Army Infantry Insignia 2nd Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant
Captain
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 28 Oct 1915 16 Sep 1917
Training Section, Air Service attached US Army Infantry Insignia Captain
Major
France 18 Oct 1917 16 Aug 1918
US V Corps V Corps attached to G-3 Section US Army Infantry Insignia Major France 18 Aug 1918 20 Sep 1918
US V Corps V Corps Secretary of the General Staff US Army Infantry Insignia Major France 20 Sep 1918 05 Jan 1919
3rd Infantry Division 3rd Division:
American Forces in Germany
Division Machine Gun Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Germany 09 Jan 1919 15 Mar 1919
3rd Infantry Division 3rd Division:
American Forces in Germany
Division Welfare Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Germany 29 May 1919 15 Aug 1919
3rd Infantry Division 3rd Division:
American Forces in Germany
Division Machine Gun Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Germany 29 May 1919 15 Aug 1919
8th Infantry:
American Forces in Germany
Operations Officer / Company & Battalion Commander US Army Infantry Insignia Lieutenant Colonel
Captain
Major
Germany 00 Aug 1919 01 Dec 1920
Headquarters,
American Forces in Germany
Assistant to Assistant Chief of Staff US Army Infantry Insignia Captain
Major
Germany 00 Dec 1920 20 Jul 1921
Department of Natural and Experimental Philosophy:
United States Military Academy
Instructor of Philosophy U.S. Military Academy Major West Point, New York 25 Aug 1921 01 Jan 1923
- Camp Commander interim US Army Infantry Insignia Major Camp McClellan, Alabama 27 Feb 1923 17 Apr 1923
- Assistant Executive Officer / G-1 / G-2 US Army Infantry Insignia Major Camp McClellan, Alabama 17 Apr 1923 11 Sep 1923
Advanced Course,
Infantry School
Student Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Fort Benning, Georgia 00 Sep 1923 03 Jun 1924
- Camp Adjutant US Army Infantry Insignia Major Camp McClellan, Alabama 00 Jun 1924 16 Aug 1924
Command and General Staff School Student Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 Aug 1924 19 Jun 1925
Écoles supérieures de guerre Student Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Paris, France 00 Jun 1925 10 Sep 1927
[[File: 2nd Infantry Brigade:
1st Division
Executive Officer / Brigade Adjutant US Army Infantry Insignia Major Madison Barracks, New York 03 Oct 1927 20 Feb 1928
Office, Assistant Secretary of War:
United States Department of War
Assistant Executive Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Washington, D.C. 00 Feb 1928 08 Sep 1931
Army War College Student Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Major Washington, D.C. 00 Sep 1931 24 Jun 1932
Command and General Staff School Instructor US Army Infantry Insignia Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 00 Jun 1932 31 Jul 1936
29th Infantry Battalion Commander / Regimental Executive Officer US Army Infantry Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Fort Benning, Georgia 01 Aug 1936 31 May 1938
Office of the Chief of Infantry:
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of War
unknown US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 01 Jun 1938 01 Sep 1938
Budget and Legislative Planning Branch:
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of War
Member, Budget & Legislative Planning Branch US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant Colonel Washington, D.C. 00 Jan 1939 00 Mar 1940
Budget and Legislative Planning Branch:
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of War
Chief, Budget & Legislative Planning Branch US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
Brigadier General
Washington, D.C. 23 Apr 1940 00 Jan 1941
Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel Division:
United States Department of War
9th Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, Personnel Division US Army General Staff Insignia Brigadier General Washington, D.C. 19 Feb 1941 19 Jan 1942
[[File: 4th Motorized Division Assistant Division Commander - Brigadier General Camp Gordon, Georgia 20 Jan 1941 00 Mar 1942
[[File: 85th Infantry Division Commanding General - Major General Camp Shelby, Mississippi 09 Mar 1942 00 Feb 1943
[[File: XV Corps 1st Commanding General - Major General
Lieutenant General
Camp Beauregard, Louisiana
Germany
23 Feb 1943 01 Jun 1945
[[File: Seventh Army /
Western Military District
4th Commanding General - Lieutenant General Germany 02 Jun 1945 00 Jul 1945
[[File: Sixth Army Group Commanding General interim - Lieutenant General Germany 18 Jul 1945 23 Jul 1945
Secretary of War's Personnel Board:
United States Department of War
Board President - Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 23 Aug 1945 00 Apr 1946
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of the Army
Senior Member, Chief of Staff Advisory Group US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 15 May 1846 01 Jun 1948
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of the Army
Special Assistant to Chief of Staff US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 01 Jun 1948 15 Nov 1948
United States Department of the Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Administration US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General Washington, D.C. 15 Nov 1948 23 Aug 1949
Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army:
Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army:
United States Department of the Army
2nd Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army US Army General Staff Insignia Lieutenant General
General
Washington, D.C. 23 Aug 1949 31 Jul 1951
Civilian Career (31 Jul 1951 - 23 Dec 1971)
Army Emergency Relief President General Ret. Washington, D.C. 01 Aug 1950 21 Nov 1963
Soldier's Home Governor General Ret. Washington, D.C. 1951 1966

Dates of RankEdit

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Appointment Age Date of Rank Accepted
United States Army
No Insignia Cadet 02 Mar 1908 18
O-1
2nd Lieutenant (US Infantry alternative)
2nd Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
12 Jun 1912 22
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant
US Army Infantry Insignia
01 Jul 1916 26
O-3
Captain (US Infantry)
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
15 May 1917 27
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
01 Jul 1920 30
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
01 Aug 1935 46
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
01 Feb 1942 52
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 03 Jun 1944 54
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 01 Jul 1947 57 02 Apr 1942
Retired 31 Jul 1951 62
National Army
O-4
Major (US Infantry)
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
07 Jun 1918 28
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel (US Infantry)
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
06 May 1919 29
Honorable Discharge 10 Mar 1920 30
Army of the United States
O-6
Colonel (US Infantry)
Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
16 Nov 1940 50 19 Nov 1940
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General 29 Jan 1942 52 14 Feb 1941
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General 09 Mar 1942 52
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General 15 Apr 1945 55 12 Apr 1945 26 Apr 1945
O-10
General (USA)
General 01 Oct 1949 60

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (3 Oakleaf) Distinguished Service Medal w/ three oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (1 Oakleaf) Bronze Star Medal w/ one oak leaf cluster
Service/Campaign Medals
Mexican Service Medal Mexican Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal (3 Stars) World War I Victory Medal w/ three campaign clasps
Army of Occupation of Germany Army of Occupation of Germany Medal
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (6SS & 1AH) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ arrowhead; six 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 National Defense Service Medal
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) Order of Military Merit, Commander (Federative Republic of Brazil)
Order of Merit, Grand Cross (Chile) Order of Military Merit, I Class (Republic of Chile)
Legion of Honour (Grand Officer) National Order of the Legion of Honor, Grand Officer (French Republic)
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm Cross of War w/ Palm (French Republic)
LUXEMBOURG Order of Merit (Grand Officer) Order of Merit, Grand Officer (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
Identification Badges
Army General Staff Identification Badge
Army Staff Identification Badge
Seventh Army (United States) Seventh United States Army
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia -
Former Wartime Service patch
(worn from 1945 - 1951)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Three Overseas Service Bars
Overseas Service Bar (WWI) Five Overseas Service Chevrons

Battles/WarsEdit

Mexican Expedition (15 Mar 1916 - 08 Jan 1917)

World War I (06 Apr 1917 - 11 Nov 1918)

World War II (08 Dec 1941 - 02 Sept 1945)

Korean War (07 Jul 1950 - 27 Jul 1953)

QuotesEdit

NotesEdit

FamilyEdit

Name Relation Lifespan Notes
Immediate Family
Extended Family

GalleryEdit

Wade H. Haislip (Cadet - USMA)

CDT - ca. 1912

Wade H. Haislip (Major)

MAJ - ca. 1923/24

Wade H. Haislip (MG) (1)

MG - XV Corps - ca. 1943/45

Wade H. Haislip (MG) (3)

MG - XV Corps - ca. 1943/45

Wade H. Haislip (MG) (2)

MG

ReferencesEdit

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