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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1909

Vol. V

(Born Colo.)

James Gareschéº Ord​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born at Fort Lewis, CO.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1905 to June 11, 1909, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 30th Infantry)

Served: At the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

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

(Born Oct. 18, 1886.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 30th Infantry, June 11, 1909.

At Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 11, 1909, to July, 1912; (four months in 1911 on Mexican border of California); at Fort Davis and Fort Gibbon, Alaska, to July, 1914; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Nov. 20, 1914; at Plattsburg, N. Y., to May, 1916; at Eagle Pass, Texas, to

(First Lieut., 37th Infantry, July 1, 1916)

July 9, 1916; at San Antonio, Texas, to January, 1917; at Culver Military Academy, Professor of Military Science and Tactics, to

(Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

June 1, 1917; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, to Sept. 15, 1917; Aide-de‑Camp to Major General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.H. Liggett, 41st Division, from Sept. 12, 1917; at Camp Greene, N. C., Sept. 19, 1917; en route to Europe to Oct. 5, 1917; observing French and British Battle Fronts in Flanders to Nov. 5, 1917; at General Hdqrs., A. E. F., to Dec. 20, 1917; at La Courtine, France, with 41st Division, to Jan. 19, 1918; at Neufchâteau, France, Provost Marshall, 1st Army Corps, to

(Major of Infantry, National Army, May 8, 1918)

July 1, 1918; Assistant G‑3, 1st Army Corps in Champagne-Marne Defensive, July 15‑18, 1918; in Aisne-Marne Offensive; St. Mihiel Offensive and Meuse-Argonne Offensive;

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, Oct. 16, 1918)

Aide-de‑Camp to Lieut. General H. Liggett from Oct. 16, 1918; at Tonnerre, France, Assistant G‑3, 1st Army Corps, January to February, 1919; at Coblenz, Germany, Acting G‑3 and Assistant G‑3, 3rd Army, to April 29, 1919;

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

Military History: —

Major, Temporary, of Infantry, May 8, 1918.

At Coblenz, Germany, Acting G‑3, and Assistant G‑3, 3rd Army, to Sept., 1919; returned to United States; Aide-de‑Camp to Lieutenant-General Hunter Liggett, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Mar. 20, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

Mar. 21, 1920; at San Francisco, Calif., Assistant G‑4, 9th Corps Area, Mar. 21, 1920, to July, 1921; at Fort Benning, Ga., student officer, Field Officers' Course, Infantry School, July, 1921, to June, 1922, when he was graduated; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., Executive officer, 6th Brigade, to Aug., 1923; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, 1923, to 1924, when he was graduated as an Honor Graduate, and placed on the General Staff Corps Eligible List; Instructor, Command and General Staff School, June, 1924, to June, 1928; at Washington, D. C., student officer, Army War College, 1928, to July, 1929; at Presidio of San Francisco, Calif., with 30th Infantry, to Sept. 12, 1930; at Washington, D. C., member War Plans Division, General Staff Corps, Sept. 12, 1930, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: — At Washington, D. C., Member, G‑4 Sec., W. P. D., W. D. G. S.,  p219 Oct. 1, 1930 to

(Lt.‑Col. Inf., Mar. 1, 1934)

Sept. 12, 1934; at Ft. Washington, Md., with and comdg. 12th Inf., Sept. 17, 1934 to Sept. 1, 1936; (comdg. Post, Sept. 17, 1934 to Feb. 17, 1935); at Ft. Benning, Ga., Director, Inf. Bd., Sept. 16, 1936 to May 24, 1938; en route to station May 28 to

(Col. Inf., July 1, 1938)

July 15, 1938; at Ft. William McKinley, P. I., comdg. 57th Inf., to May 31, 1940; en route to U. S., to June 20, 1940; at Harrisburg, Pa., Instr., Pa. N. G., June 30, 1940, to

(Brig.‑Gen., Oct. 1, 1940)

Oct. 25, 1940; at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Asst. Div. Comdr. of 1st Div., to ––––

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

Military History: —

(Col Inf 1 Jul 38)

(Brig Gen AUS 1 Oct 40)

Ft Hamilton NY, Asst Div Comdr 1 Div, 18 Oct 40–10 Jan 41; Ft Devens Mass, Asst Div Comdr Hq 1 Div, 3 Feb 41–2 Jan 42;

(Maj Gen AUS 14 Feb 42)

Cp Livingston La, CG 28 Inf Div, 17 Feb–20 Jun 42; Washington DC, Member Army Gp, 6 Aug 42–2 Aug 43; Chrm JBUSDC​b — and Army Delegate to Inter-American Def Bd, 5 Nov 43–18 Oct 45.


(Col Ret 28 Feb 46, own request, after more than 40 years' service)

(Maj Gen 16 Aug 48)

Abdon Calderon, First Cl (Ecuador); Order of Military Merit, Grand Officer, and War Medal (Brazil)

Civil History: — 3325 Rowland Pl NW Washington 8 DC

Died, Apr. 15, 1960, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 73.​c

Portrait and obituary at West Point Association of Graduates.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain E. O. C. Ord, U. S. A.; grandson of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. O. C. Ord, U. S. A., class of 1839; great-grandson of Captain James Ord, U. S. A.º

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Ord's birthplace is from the WPAOG memorial article.

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b Joint Brazil-United States Defense Commission.

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c Gen. Ord 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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