Joseph A. Green

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Joseph Andrew Green
Joseph A. Green.jpg
Major general Joseph A. Green on the prewar photo.
Born (1881-01-14)January 14, 1881
Cherokee, Iowa
Died October 27, 1963(1963-10-27) (aged 82)
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army seal United States Army
Years of service 1906-1946
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
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)[1] 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.[2]


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.[3]

In 1942, position of Chief of Coast Artillery was abolished and Green was appointed Commanding General of Anti-Aircraft Artillery Command. He held this command until his retirement in 1946.

Major General Joseph Andrew Green died on October 27, 1963 and is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.[4]


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.[5] Here is his ribbon bar:

Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
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

See also[edit]


  • West Point register [1]
  • This day in history [2]
  • citation [3]

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