Joseph A. Green
|Joseph Andrew Green|
Major general Joseph A. Green on the prewar photo.
January 14, 1881|
|Died||October 27, 1963(aged 82)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1906-1946|
|Commands held||61st Coast Artillery Regiment
Chief of the Coast Artillery Corps
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Joseph Andrew Green (January 14, 1881 – October 27, 1963) was a United States Army officer with the rank of Major General, who is most noted as a Chief of the Coast Artillery Corps during the years 1940-1942.
Green was born on January 14, 1881 in Cherokee, Iowa. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1906. During World War I, Green served with the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
After the War, Green served at the War Department General Staff until 1931 and subsequently was appointed Commanding Officer of the 61st Coast Artillery Regiment. In 1937, Green was appointed as Executive Officer to the Chief of Coast Artillery and served in this capacity until 1940, when he was promoted to the Chief of Coast Artillery.
Major general Joseph A. Green received during his military career some of the highest U.S. Army military decorations, including Army Distinguished Service Medal or Legion of Merit. Here is his ribbon bar:
|1st Row||Army Distinguished Service Medal|
|2nd Row||Legion of Merit||World War I Victory Medal w/ three battle clasps||American Defense Service Medal|
|3rd Row||American Campaign Medal||European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ one service star||World War II Victory Medal|
- U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps
- Seacoast defense in the United States
- Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays