John E. Hull

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John Hull
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Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
In office
March 1, 1958 – January 20, 1961
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by James Killian
Succeeded by James Killian
Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
In office
October 7, 1953 – April 1, 1955
President Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by Mark Clark
Succeeded by Max Taylor
Personal details
Born (1895-05-26)May 26, 1895
Greenfield, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 10, 1975(1975-06-10) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Alma mater Miami University
Widener University
Awards Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1917–1955
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands Far East Command
United States Army Pacific
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895, Greenfield, Ohio – June 10, 1975) was a U.S. Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953–1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of General George Marshall and General Omar Bradley. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer.

Hull was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College.

Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific. From 1953-1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War. This was his last major assignment before retiring on April 30, 1955.

Other significant assignments for Hull involved major staff duties in Washington, D.C.. Among these were Director of the Weapons Evaluation Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the outbreak of World War II he was assigned to the War Department. Hull died on June 10, 1975.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
World War I Victory Medal with four service stars
World War II Victory Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal for Korea
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge

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Military offices
Preceded by
Wade Haislip
Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
Charles Bolte
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Clark
Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
Succeeded by
Max Taylor
Government offices
Preceded by
James Killian
Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Succeeded by
James Killian