Jay Leland Benedict
|Jay Leland Benedict|
April 14, 1882|
|Died||September 16, 1953 (aged 71)|
|Buried||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1904–1946|
12th Infantry Regiment (United States) |
Superintendent, United States Military Academy
Distinguished Service Medal|
Legion of Merit
Benedict received an appointment to West Point as a member of the class of 1904. He was commissioned as a field artillery officer and served on several staffs, graduating from the Army War College in 1926. After serving as executive officer for the 16th Infantry Regiment (United States) at Fort Jay, New York, he commanded the 12th Infantry Regiment (United States) at Fort Howard, Maryland in 1936. He served on the War Department General Staff during World War II. Positions held included: Army Major General And Superintendent (from 1938-40), 2nd Lieutenant in the Secret Service Agent (1908), Legion Of Merit Award For As Procurement And Discharge Section In G- (between 1942 and 1946).
Benedict was born in Hastings, Nebraska, In 1907 he married Genevieve Ardell Goldstein and in 1924 to Loretta Katherine Maher. He died in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 71 and was buried in Section 2 Site 4961-A,arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
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William Durward Connor
| Superintendents of the United States Military Academy
Robert L. Eichelberger