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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born Pa.)

Stanley D. Embick

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Second Lieut. of Artillery, 2d Artillery, Feb. 15, 1899)

Served: With regiment at Havana, Cuba, March to Oct., 1899; garrison duty at Fort McPherson, Ga., to Jan. 31, 1900; at Fort Monroe, Va., to May 31, 1900; at Fort Frémont, S. C., to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Fremont, S. C., to Sept., 1901.

(First Lieut., Artillery Corps, May 8, 1901)

— With field Artillery, Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Sept., 1901 to July, 1902; at Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., Aug., 1902 to Aug., 1903; Assistant Instructor, Artillery School, Sept., 1903 to July, 1905.

 p622  (Captain, Artillery Corps, Jan. 23, 1905)

— Assistant to Chief of Artillery, Aug. 1, 1905 to Dec. 15, 1905; at Fort Monroe, Va., Dec. 16, 1905 to Feb. 14, 1906; Assistant to Chief of Artillery, Feb. 15, 1906 to –––––.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Stanley Dunbar Embick, Born Jan. 22, 1877.)

Military History. —

Captain, Artillery Corps, Jan. 23, 1905.

At Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Artillery, Feb. 15, 1906, to March 24, 1911; Member General Staff to March 15, 1912; Member Board of Ordnance and Fortifications, 1911 to 1912; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., April 25, 1912, to Dec. 1, 1914; at Washington, D. C., Assistant to Chief of Coast Artillery, Dec. 3, 1914, to

(Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916)

June 25, 1917; Recorder, War Department Board of Review, 1915 to 1917; Member General Staff, June 26 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

(Colonel, Temporary, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917)

Sept. 13, 1917; at Versailles, France, Member American Section, Supreme War Council, Jan. 12, 1918, to Dec. 9, 1919; attached to American Commission to Negotiate Peace, Dec. 10, 1918, to Dec. 9, 1919; at  p874 Washington, D. C., Member of General Staff, (emergency), and in office of Chief of Staff, Jan. 8, 1920, to ––––

Officer of the Legion of Honor; awarded C. M. G. and

Distinguished Service Medal

"For especially meritorious and distinguished service. As a member of the American Section of the Supreme War Council, by his high professional qualifications, his breadth of vision, and his sound military judgment, he has rendered invaluable aid in solving the many complex problems that have come before the Supreme War Council."

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Distinguished Service Medal

Colonel, Signal Corps, Aug. 5, 1917.

 p487  At Washington, D. C., Member of General Staff, (emergency) and in office of Chief of Staff, Jan. 8, 1920, to

Returned to Grade of Major, June 30, 1920.

Aug. 15, 1920; at Army War College, student officer, to June 1, 1921, when he was graduated; Instructor and Director, Army War College, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Sept. 24, 1921.

Aug. 15, 1923; on leave and en route to Philippine Islands, to Oct. 17, 1923; at Fort Mills, P. I., commanding 59th Regiment and Post, to Feb. 26, 1926; at Washington, D. C., member and executive War Plans Division, War Department, General Staff, Apr. 6, 1926, to ––––

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Sept. 1, 1930.

Officer of the Legion of Honor; awarded Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: — At Washington, D. C., member and executive W. P. Div., W. D. G. S., Apr. 6, 1926, to June 30, 1930;

(Brig.‑Gen., Sept. 1, 1930)

at Ft. Monroe, Va., Comdt., C. A. School and comdg. 3d C. A. Dist., Sept. 1, 1930, to Apr. 25, 1932; at Manila, P. I., comdg. Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays, June 17, 1932, to Jan. 31, 1935; at Washington, D. C., Asst. C. of S., W. P. Div., W. D., Mar. 12, 1935, to

(Maj.‑Gen. May 1, 1936)

May 28, 1936; Deputy C. of S., W. D., May 29, 1936, to Sept. 30, 1938; at Atlanta, Ga., comdg. 4th C. A. and 3rd Army, Oct. 1, 1938, to

(Lieut.‑Gen. Aug. 5, 1939)

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: — Atlanta, Ga., comdg 4 CA and Third Army, 1 Oct 38

(Lt Gen 5 Aug 39)

‑30 Sep 40; Sr WD member Jt Def Bd Canada‑US, 25 Aug 40

(Maj Gen Ret 31 Jan 41, opn law,
changed 15 Feb 46 to Lt Gen Ret dsbl)

(AD, 1 Feb 41)

(Lt Gen AUS 13 Jan 42)

–Nov 42; Sr WD member Jt Def Bd Mexico‑US, Jan–Nov 42; Chrm, Inter-American Def Bd, Mar 42–Mar 46; Sr WD member Jt Strategic Survey Comm JCS, Nov 42


–Nov 46; Member US Delegation at international conferences, Dumbarton Oaks, 44, Mexico City and San Francisco, 45;

(Lt Gen Ret 27 Jun 46)

Two British, one French, and five Latin-American decorations

Civil History: — 2118 Wyo Ave NW Washington 8 DC

Died, Oct. 23, 1957, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 80.​a

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Embick died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date of his death is from his AOG obituary.

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b See also the equally good page at the Arlington Cemetery site, with complementary information.

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