Daniel Isom Sultan
|Daniel Isom Sultan|
Daniel I. Sultan
December 9, 1885|
|Died||January 14, 1947
|Place of Burial||West Point Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1907–1947|
|Commands held||38th Infantry Division
Inspector General of the U.S. Army
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit
He was born in Oxford, Mississippi and later attended the University of Mississippi, before transferring to West Point. While at the university, he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated from West Point in 1907 and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers.
Prior to World War I, he served in the Philippine Islands and was in charge of the construction of fortifications on Corregidor. In 1918 he was assigned to the War Department General Staff in France. From 1929 to 1931, he commanded the provisional engineer battalion charged with surveying routes for a canal in Nicaragua. From 1934 to 1938, he presided as a Commissioner of the District of Columbia.
On July 8, 1939 he was promoted to Brigadier General. He commanded the 38th Infantry Division at the beginning of World War II and the VIII Corps. In 1943 he was assigned to the China Burma India Theater (CBI) as Deputy Commander under General Joseph Stilwell and on September 2, 1944 promoted to Lieutenant General. He became the Commander of the Burma-India Theater under the command of South East Asia Command (SEAC) of the South-East Asian Theatre on October 24, 1944. The CBI had been split in two with General Albert Wedemeyer becoming the Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek and commander in China. On July 14, 1945 Sultan became Inspector General of the Army. In 1947 he died while still on active duty.
The United States Navy transport ship USNS General Daniel I. Sultan (T-AP-120) is named in his honor.
- Residence directory of the Sigma Chi ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2007-03-23. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
- Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 by Barbara Tuchman (1971)
- Time runs out in CBI, (United States Army in World War II: China-Burma-India theater) by Charles F Romanus and Riley Sunderland (1959)
Virgil L. Peterson
|Inspector General of the U. S. Army
July 14, 1945-January 14, 1947
Ira T. Wyche