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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1916

Vol. VI

(Born Texas)

Robert R. Neyland, Jr.

(Ap'd Texas)


(Robert Reese Neyland, Born Feb. 17, 1892.)

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1912, to June 13, 1916, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers.

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1916.

Served: At Brownsville, Texas, with 1st Engineers, Sept. 16, 1916, to April 4, 1917; at Washington Bks., D. C., with 1st Engineers, April 4 to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

Aug. 7, 1917; sailed for France with 1st Engineers, Aug. 7, 1917; at Gondrecourt, France, instructor at Engineer School, 1st Corps, Oct. 12 to Nov. 24, 1917; at Langres, France, Instructor, 1st Army Engineer School, Nov. 24, 1917, to

(Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, July 30, 1918)

Aug. 20, 1918; en route to U. S., Sept. 4‑18, 1918; at El Paso, Texas, commanding 8th Engineers, mounted, Oct. 4, 1918, to ––––

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

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917.

At Langres, France, Instructor 1st Army Engineer School, Nov. 24, 1917, to Feb. 1, 1918; at Blendecques, France, student officer, Royal Engineers' School, British Army, to Feb. 28; at Langres, student officer, Army School of the Line, to June 1 and Instructor, Army Engineer School, June 1 to

Major, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, July 30, 1918.

Aug. 20, 1918; en route to U. S. Sept. 4 to 18, 1918; at El Paso, Tex., commanding 8th Engineers, Mounted, Oct. 4, 1918, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Sept. 9, 1919.

June 13, 1920; at Boston, Mass., student officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 20, 1920, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, Apr. 12, 1921.

June 10, 1921, when he was graduated as B. S. in C. E.; at West Point, N. Y., Aide to Commanding General, and Assistant Adjutant to June 15, 1922; Assistant Adjutant, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Nov. 54, 1922.

 p1134  July 3, 1925; at Knoxville, Tenn., Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics, University of Tennessee, to

Major, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 14, 1926.

Aug. 1, 1928; Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Aug. 1, 1928, to June 13, 1930, at Chattanooga, Tenn., Assistant to the District Engineer, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., C. E., Sept. 14, 1926)

At Chattanooga, Tenn., Asst. and Dist. Engr., Chattanooga Dist., June 16, 1930 to July 23, 1933; at Nashville, Tenn., Dist. Engr., Nashville Dist., to June 30, 1934; Asst. Dist. Engr., Nashville Dist., to Dec. 31, 1934; on leave and en route to station to Feb. 25, 1935; at Corozal, C. Z., comdg. 1st Bn., 11th Engrs., to Jan. 29, 1936; en route to U. S. and on leave to Feb. 29, 1936.

Maj. Ret., Feb. 29, 1936. At his own request, after 24 years' service.

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

Military History: —

Maj Ret 29 Feb 36

Civil History: — Knoxville Tenn, Head Coach and Athletic Dir, U of Tenn, 36‑41

Military History: — AD, 26 May 41–25 Jul 46.


Norfolk Va, US Dist Engr, 41‑


(Lt Col AUS 1 Feb 42)

(Col AUS 4 Jul 42)

10 Oct 42; Dallas Tex, US Div Engr, Southwestern Div,


‑Jun 44; CBI, Kunming China, CO Adv Sect SOS,


‑Oct 44; —

(Brig Gen AUS 11 Nov 44)

India-Burma, Calcutta, CG Base Sect SOS,


‑Jul 46; Relieved AD 25 Jul 46.

(Brig Gen Ret 16 Aug 48)

Order of Cloud and Banner (China); Order of the British Empire

Civil History: — Knoxville Tenn, Head Coach and Athletic Dir, U of Tenn, 46—

Died, Mar. 28, 1962, at New Orleans, La.: Aged 70.​a

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Neyland 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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