List of commanders of 2nd Infantry Division (United States)

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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the US 2nd Infantry Division.

This is a list of commanders of the US 2nd Infantry Division of the United States Army.

Division Commanders[edit]

Name From To Comments
BGen Charles A. Doyen 26 October 1917 November 1917 World War I (United States Marine Corps)
MG Omar Bundy 8 November 1917 July 1918 World War I
MG James G. Harbord 15 July 1918 August 1918 World War I (BG Wendell C. Neville, USMC, was ad interim from 17–22 July 1919[1])
MajGen John A. Lejeune August 1918 December 1919 World War I (United States Marine Corps) (28 July 1918) (ad interim 26 July)
COL Harry A. Eaton December 1919 March 1920
MG James G. Harbord March 1920 July 1921
MG John L. Hines July 1921 March 1922
BG Edward Mann Lewis March 1922 May 1923 Spanish American War, World War I led 3rd Brigade 2nd Div. Battle of Chateau-Thierry, later the 30th Infantry Division Battle of St. Quentin Canal
BG Dennis E. Nolan May 1923 September 1923
MG Ernest Hinds September 1923 May 1925
MG Paul B. Malone May 1925 September 1926
MG William D. Connor September 1926 January 1928
BG Thomas G. Donaldson January 1928 May 1928
BG Albert J. Bonley May 1928 December 1933
MG Halstead Dorey December 1933 October 1934
BG Charles Howland October 1934 April 1935
MG Frank C. Bolles April 1935 October 1935
BG Alexander T. Overshine October 1935 April 1936
MG Charles E. Kilbourne April 1936 June 1936
MG Herbert J. Brees June 1936 October 1936
MG James K. Parsons October 1936 May 1938
MG Frank W. Rowell May 1938 March 1939
MG William K. Krueger March 1939 October 1940
MG James L. Collins October 1940 March 1941
BG Edmund L. Daley March 1941 April 1941
BG John Greely April 1941 November 1941
MG John C. H. Lee 6 November 1941 8 May 1942 World War II
MG Walter M. Robertson 9 May 1942 June 1945 World War II
BG William K. Harrison June 1945 September 1945 World War II
MG Edward M. Almond September 1945 May/June 1946 World War II
MG Paul W. Kendall May/June 1946 24 May (July?) 1948 World War II
MG Harry J. Collins 30 June 1948 April 1950 World War II
MG Laurence B. Keiser April 1950 December 1950
MG Robert B. McClure December 1950 January 1951
MG Clark L. Ruffner January 1951 August 1951
BG Thomas F. Deshazo August 1951 September 1951
MG Robert N. Young September 1951 May 1952
MG James C. Fry May 1952 May 1953
MG William L. Barriger May 1953 March 1954
MG John F. R. Seitz March 1954 August 1954
MG Robert L. Howze Jr. August 1954 September 1954
MG Thomas S. Timberman September 1954 August 1955
MG Paul L. Freeman, Jr. August 1955 August 1956
MG James F. Collins August 1956 February 1957
BG John F. Ruggles February 1957 February 1957
MG Gilman C. Mudgett February 1957 June 1958
BG Miller O. Perry June 1958 July 1958
MG Robert H. Wienecke July 1958 February 1960
BG Miller O. Perry February 1960 February 1960
BG William L. Hardick February 1960 March 1960
MG Frederick W. Gibb March 1960 June 1961
BG William L. Hardick June 1961 July 1961
BG Charles H. White July 1961 August 1961
BG Royal Reynolds August 1961 August 1961
MG Charles H. Chase August 1961 September 1962
MG Charles Billengslea September 1962 September 1964
MG John H. Chiles September 1964 July 1965
MG Hugh M. Exton July 1965 August 1965
BG Robert R. Williams August 1965 August 1965
MG John H. Chiles August 1965 July 1966
MG George B. Pickett Jr. July 1966 May 1967
MG Frank C. Izenour May 1967 June 1968
MG Leland G. Cagwin June 1968 September 1969
MG Salve H. Matheson September 1969 October 1970
MG G. H. Woodward October 1970 October 1971
MG Jeffery C. Smith October 1971 May 1973
MG Henry E. Emerson May 1973 May 1975
MG J. R. Thurman May 1975 June 1976
MG Morris J. Brady June 1976 January 1978
MG David E. Grange, Jr. January 1978 June 1979
MG Robert C. Kingston June 1979 June 1981
MG James H. Johnson June 1981 November 1982
BG Lee D. Brown November 1982 December 1982
BG Harison H. Williams December 1982 December 1982
MG James H. Johnson December 1982 July 1983
MG Henry Doctor July 1983 August 1985
MG Gary E. Luck August 1985 December 1986
MG Jack B. Farris December 1986 June 1988
MG Jack D. Woodall June 1988 November 1989
MG Caryl G. Marsh November 1989 June 1991
MG James T. Scott June 1991 May 1993
MG John N. Abrams May 1993 March 1995
MG Tommy R. Franks March 1995 May 1997
MG Michael B. Sherfield May 1997 September 1998
MG Robert F. Dees September 1998 September 2000
MG Russel L. Honoré September 2000 July 2002
MG John R. Wood July 2002 September 2004
MG George A. Higgins September 2004 May 2006
MG James A. Coggin May 2006 November 2007
MG John W. Morgan III November 2007 October 2009
MG Michael S. Tucker October 2009 September 2011
MG Edward C. Cardon September 2011 June 2013
MG Thomas S. Vandal June 2013 present

Division Command Sergeants Major (CSMs)[edit]

Name From To Comments
SGM Hughie Stover July 1965 August 1965 (Reflagged from 1CD in Korea. Term as 2ID SGM starts at reflagging.)
SGM Robert L. Brown August 1965 May 1966
SGM Othon O. Valent May 1966 September 1967
SGM John A. Beckham September 1967 March 1968
CSM G.H. Cottrell March 1968 February 1969
CSM Robert M. Rowsey February 1969 February 1970
CSM Tobin February 1970 December 1970
CSM Jerome J. Szafranski December 1970 December 1971
CSM Wiliam O. Marshall December 1971 December 1972
CSM Warren S. Eichelberger December 1972 May 1974
CSM George H. Hamil May 1974 December 1974
CSM James P. Meade December 1974 October 1976
CSM Jose Q. Salas October 1976 September 1977
CSM Ralph Pritcher September 1977 December 1978
CSM Robert J. Berry December 1978 February 1980
CSM Rosvelt Martain February 1980 July 1980
CSM Willie Pitts Jr. July 1980 December 1980
CSM Donald L. Melvin December 1980 October 1981
CSM Simon Ramos October 1981 June 1982
CSM William J. McBride June 1982 July 1983
CSM Lee S. Rodriguez July 1983 November 1984
CSM Bobby C. Boothe November 1984 October 1986
CSM Billy R. Finney October 1986 April 1988
CSM Jimmie W. Spencer April 1988 January 1990
CSM William H. Acebes January 1990 December 1991
CSM Robert E. Hall December 1991 November 1993 **(Later became 11th SMA 21 October 1997)
CSM John J. Beck November 1993 June 1994
CSM John W. Jones June 1994 January 1996
CSM Charles Jackson January 1996 June 1997
CSM Charles Fitzpatrick June 1997 September 2000
CSM Barry Wheeler September 2000 November 2002
CSM James Lucero November 2002 August 2005
CSM James A. Benedict August 2005 October 2006
CSM Brian Stall October 2006 September 2008
CSM Peter D. Burrowes November 2008 January 2011
CSM Michael P. Eyer January 2011 February 2013
CSM Andrew J. Spano February 2013 Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to World War I division records extracted from www.history.army.mil/books/wwi/ob/2-cdr-ob.htm