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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V

(Born Neb.)

Jay Leland Benedict

(Ap'd Neb.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 19, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 14th Infantry)

Served: En route to and at Camp Connell, Samar, P. I., to Jan. 10, 1905; at Camp Hartshorn, Samar, P. I., to March 10, 1905; in General Hospital, Manila, P. I., to April 2, 1905; en route to and at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to April 23, 1906; at San Francisco, Cal., to July 2, 1906; at Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Jan. 2, 1908; en route to and at Camp Downes, Leyte, P. I., to Aug. 31, 1908; en route to West Point, N. Y., Aug. 31 to Oct. 24, 1908; Instructor, Department of Philosophy, U. S. Military Academy, Oct. 24, 1908 to –––––.

Before becoming a cadet he was a Private and Sergeant, Company K, 3d Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, July 9, 1898 to May 11, 1899.

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

(Born April 14, 1882.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry, June 15, 1904.

At U. S. Military Academy, instructor in Department of Philosophy, Oct. 24, 1908, to

(First Lieut., 14th Infantry, March 3, 1911)

Aug. 24, 1912; (Assistant to Quartermaster, July 1, 1911, to Aug. 24, 1912); at Fort Lincoln, N. D., September to December, 1912; at Fort George Wright, Wash., December, 1912, to June, 1914; at Fort William H. Seward, Alaska, June, 1914, to July, 1916;

(Captain of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

 p1088  at U. S. Military Academy, instructor in Department of Philosophy, Aug. 24, 1916, to

(Major of Field Artillery, N. A., Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 21, 1917; at Camp Dix, N. J., Adjutant 153rd Depot Brigade, Sept. 1, 1917, to Sept. 25, 1918;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Field Artillery, U. S. A., Sept. 26, 1918)

at Washington, D. C., on duty in General Staff from Sept. 26, 1918; detailed as member of General Staff, Nov. 5, 1918; and continued on this duty to ––––

(Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., May 12, 1919)


Distinguished Service Medal

"For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service in the organization and administration of the Procurement and Discharge Section of the Personnel Branch. His energy, intelligent application, and good judgment have contributed greatly to the solution of the many difficult personnel problems pertaining to the procurement and discharge of officers, and the building up of the Officers' Reserve Corps."

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

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal.

At Washington, D. C., on duty in General Staff from Sept. 26, 1918; detailed as member of General Staff, Nov. 5, 1918, and continued on this duty to

Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, May 12, 1919.

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 24, 1920; Initial General Staff Corps Eligible List; at Washington, D. C., Member of War Department General Staff, Aug. 25, 1920, to July 1, 1924; on leave of absence to Aug. 15, 1924; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 15, 1924, to June 15, 1925, when he was graduated with honor; at Camp Meade, Md., at training camp headquarters, June 15, 1925, to Aug. 1, 1925; on leave of absence Aug. 1, to Aug. 15, 1925; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, Aug. 15, 1925, to Aug. 25, 1926, when he was graduated; at Washington, D. C., Member of War Department General Staff, Aug. 26, 1926, to ––––

Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, Apr. 8, 1928.

June 30, 1930;

(Detailed in Inspector General's Department, July 1, 1930.)

on leave and en route to Honolulu; at Honolulu, T. H., Inspector General, Hawaiian Department, Sept. 9, 1930, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Lt.‑Col., Inf., Apr. 8, 1928.)

(Detailed in I. G. D., July 1, 1930.)

At Honolulu, T. H., I. G., Hawaiian Dept., Sept. 9, 1930 to Aug. 17, 1934; en route to  p155 U. S. to Sept. 14, 1934; at Ft. Jay, N. Y., 16th Inf., and Executive Off., to

(Col. Inf., July 1, 1935)

Sept. 12, 1935; at Ft. Howard, Md., comdg. 12th Inf., to Dec. 15, 1936; (D. S. Executive Off. of National Matches, Camp Perry, Ohio, June 15 to Sept. 15, 1936); at Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., C. of S., 8th C. A., Dec. 20, 1936 to

(Brig.‑Gen. Jan. 1, 1938)

Jan. 15, 1938; at West Point, N. Y., Superintendent, U. S. M. A., Feb. 4, 1938, to ––––

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

Military History: —

(Brig Gen 1 Jan 38)

West Point NY, Supt USMA, 4 Feb 38‑

(Maj Gen AUS 2 Oct 40)

17 Nov 40; Jacksonville Fla, CG 4 Army Corps, 25 Nov 40–7 Oct 41; Presidio of San Francisco Calif and Ft Douglas Utah, CG 9 CA, 3 Nov 41–2 Apr 42; Washington, D. C., Pres WD Dependency Bd, 25 Apr 42‑


31 Jan 46.

(Maj Gen Ret dsbl 30 Apr 46)

Royal Order of Saint Olav, Grade of Commander (Norway); Order of the Crown of Italy, Chevalier; National Military Order of the Star of Abdon Calderon, First Class (Ecuador); Order of Orange-Nassau, Grand Officer (Netherlands)

Civil History: — 4606 Langdrum Lane Chevy Chase 15 Md

Died, Sep. 16, 1953, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.​a

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Benedict 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 and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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