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List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals[edit]

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Camptown 08:25, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

4-star generals/admirals[edit]

I want to say amazing job on the lists of 4 star generals. It inspired me to come back for a while to wikipedia and try to fill in some of the red links. --Nobunaga24 23:49, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Austin M. Knight[edit]

Hi Morinao. You are off to such a great start on the article Austin M. Knight that it may qualify to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page under the Did you know... section. The Main Page gets about 4,000,000 hits per day and appearing on the Main Page may help bring publicity and assistance to the article. However, there is a five day from article creation window for Did you know... nominations. Before five days pass from the date the article was created and if you haven't already done so, please consider nominating the article to appear on the Main Page by posting a nomination at Did you know suggestions. If you do nominate the article for DYK, please cross out the article name on the "Good" articles proposed by bot list. Also, don't forget to keep checking back at Did you know suggestions for comments regarding your nomination. Again, great job on the article. -- JayHenry 20:28, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

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Well done Morinao and don't hesistate to self nom in future. We always need more serious stuff on DYK! Keep up the great work.Blnguyen (bananabucket) 09:15, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Louis R. de Steiguer[edit]

Hi Morinao. You are off to such a great start on the article Louis R. de Steiguer that it may qualify to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page under the Did you know... section. The Main Page gets about 4,000,000 hits per day and appearing on the Main Page may help bring publicity and assistance to the article. However, there is a five day from article creation window for Did you know... nominations. Before five days pass from the date the article was created and if you haven't already done so, please consider nominating the article to appear on the Main Page by posting a nomination at Did you know suggestions. If you do nominate the article for DYK, please cross out the article name on the "Good" articles proposed by bot list. Also, don't forget to keep checking back at Did you know suggestions for comments regarding your nomination. Again, great job on the article. -- Jreferee (Talk) 17:08, 27 July 2007 (UTC)

DYK[edit]

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Well done Morinao. Really comprehensive. I've been working a bit on the Vietnam War. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:45, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

I had never seen that source before. Already found three pics of generals I had looked everywhere for, uploaded them a little bit ago. Haven't found the oral histories yet, but still searching. I was reaching the point on some of these guys of just writing "XXXX was a US Army general who commanded XXXX" and hoping someone else could fill in the blanks. The Air Force has a much better system of archiving general officer bios and pics.--Nobunaga24 04:00, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Volney[edit]

Actually, I did get, thru wiki email, a letter from an associate of Warner's who wanted to create the article on him. I never got around to replying, but did create the article after reading the email. I think perhaps it might be the same person, or perhaps even the good general himself.--Nobunaga24 22:50, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Vice Chiefs of Staff article[edit]

Thanks for writing Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. I expanded and added references to the article. Daniel Bush 06:58, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

Belated thanks....[edit]

I'm a little late saying "thanks" for you saying "congratulations." I'll take that as a barnstar/certificate of appreciation/Wikipedia Distinguished Service Medal. And thanks for your contributions to military history articles. Just out of curiosity, what is your military background? I don't know if I'll be around to reply, but if you answer in the next few days, I might see it. I'm retiring for a second time...alas, I have become exhausted in my personal life, and have come to feel this is just one more boulder around my neck. I did what I set out to do, which was to complete or start all the U.S. Army four star general articles.--Nobunaga24 03:07, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Barksdale Hamlett[edit]

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Clarence S. Williams[edit]

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--GeeJo (t)(c) • 09:53, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Richard H. Jackson, was selected for DYK![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 (talk) 21:10, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

An article which you started, or significantly expanded, Charles P. Snyder (admiral), was selected for DYK![edit]

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Thanks for your contributions! Nishkid64 (talk) 03:38, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

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Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:39, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

award[edit]

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General[edit]

Thanks for your response to my question at Talk:General_(United_States)#Missing_information. Note my response to your response. - Shaheenjim 18:29, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

On Talk:General (United States) you said, "After the war, both March and Bliss reverted to their permanent ranks of major general when the World War I emergency legislation expired." Maybe this is a dumb question and I'm missing something obvious, but where did you get that information? I couldn't find it in the introduction to Commanding Generals or in its section on Bliss. What was the exact url of the specific page that said that, and what was the exact quote? - Shaheenjim 04:08, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
On Talk:General (United States) you said, "After the war, both March and Bliss reverted to their permanent ranks of major general when the World War I emergency legislation expired, but Pershing was advanced to General of the Armies." At first I interpreted that to mean that Pershing was advanced to General of the Armies at the same time that March and Bliss reverted to Major General (or after they reverted). But it looks like Pershing was promoted to General of the Armies on September 3, 1919, and March didn't revert to Major General until June 30, 1920. That would mean that the army had a Lieutenant General, a General, and a General of the Armies all at the same time. Would you confirm that for me? Thanks. - Shaheenjim 16:03, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help on Talk:General (United States). I added the info you gave me on the talk page to the article. Note my new questions at Talk:General (United States)#Missing information 2 and Talk:Chief of Staff of the United States Army. The question at that second link implies a contradiction to your earlier statement on Talk:General (United States) when you said, "after 1906 the highest rank was again major general." - Shaheenjim 19:56, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for answering my question at Talk:Chief of Staff of the United States Army. How about my questions at Talk:General (United States)#Missing information 2? Do you know the answer to them? - Shaheenjim 22:19, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

History of Generals[edit]

On Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Military_history we had been talking about where to put the history of Generals in the US. People are now having that same conversation again at Talk:General_of_the_Armies#Pershing. I don't know why they insist on having the same conversation in multiple places, but that's not up to me. Anyway, I invite you to reaffirm your position there. - Shaheenjim 02:14, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

belated[edit]

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DYK[edit]

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LTG Dempsey and LTG Odierno[edit]

While I greatly appreciate your contibutions to the List of United States four-star officers‎ in updating pending four-star nominations, but isn't it jumping the gun with putting LTG Martin Dempsey and LTG Raymond T. Odierno names in the List of United States Army four-star generals? They have yet to be confirmed by the Senate as well as assumed the nominated assignments. Neovu79 (talk) 04:11, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Award[edit]

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For your contibutions in keeping the List of United States four-star officers up to date as well as its corresponding pages. Neovu79 (talk) 08:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! - Morinao (talk) 17:24, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

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Collaboration pays off[edit]

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Maurice E. Curts[edit]

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Edward C. Kalbfus[edit]

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Lynde D. McCormick[edit]

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Henry G. Ulrich III[edit]

The Navy's official website still lists ADM Henry G. Ulrich III as an active officer as of March 6 2008. Should we re-add him back to the List of United States four-star officers? Neovu79 (talk) 04:07, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree with that. Language to address the offices would be beneficial. However, since List of United States four-star officers is a broad statement in itself, would it be favorable to move the article to List of United States four-star offices? Let me know that you thank. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 19:29, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
What about List of United States four-star positions? Neovu79 (talk) 20:38, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Renaming List of United States four-star officers[edit]

I've been think about it for a while now, what do you thing about List of active duty United States four-star officers? Neovu79 (talk) 05:55, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

After looking it up, hyphen would not be gramatically correct four active duty. I have made a requested move from List of United States four-star officers to List of active duty United States four-star officers. Feel free to add your imput in the discussion page. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 23:20, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Re:List of United States Army four-star generals[edit]

I did think about doing the peer review first, but for reasons unknown to me I nominated it for feature list status directly. I can withdraw, or you can (bit busy for a couple of hours I think, so if you still see it up there later, just point whoever to this conversation and say it's being withdrawn). The peer review first would be helpful for sure.--Nobunaga24 (talk) 00:53, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

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DYK[edit]

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Holloway article[edit]

Wow, I'm blown away to see an article so fully formed and so well-researched on New Pages. Hats off! TallNapoleon (talk) 06:08, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, thanks, I've been working on it for a while now. It's a relief to finally be done! - Morinao (talk) 06:21, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

DYK for James L. Holloway, Jr.[edit]

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DYK for Stanley A. McChrystal[edit]

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Waldemar F. A. Wendt[edit]

Nice article on this guy. He was once captain of the USS Rankin, a ship I served on and have written a lot about. We never could find too much about him, though. Your article has provided a LOT of additional information. Thanks. Lou Sander (talk) 02:39, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome! One time I tracked down his daughter and talked with her on the phone. She was a lot less helpful than your article -- I speculated that she and her dad didn't get along, or that maybe he wasn't home very often. BTW, his nickname among comrades was "Wally," and people thought highly of him when he was Captain of the Rankin. Lou Sander (talk) 15:46, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for List of major generals in the United States Regular Army before July 1, 1920![edit]

Just a note to let you know your work is noticed and appreciated! My area of interest is the history of the United States Army between the Civil War and World War I, so after seeing List of major generals in the United States Regular Army before July 1, 1920, I just thought I should say howdy and leave a token of gratitude. Keep it up!! I hope to run into you again. Ejosse1 (talk) 18:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

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Thanks, Morinao, for expanding Wikipedia's coverage of the history of the United States Army by creating the article List of major generals in the United States Regular Army before July 1, 1920.
Ejosse1 (talk) 18:37, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! It's great to see someone working on that period of the Army's history, which is way underrepresented not just in Wikipedia but in the literature in general, especially compared to the Civil War. I'm doing lieutenant generals next so I'm sure we'll continue to cross paths. -Morinao (talk) 20:53, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

DYK for List of major generals in the United States Regular Army before July 1, 1920[edit]

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DYK nomination of Frederick J. Horne[edit]

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DYK for Frederick J. Horne[edit]

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Re: List of lieutenant generals in the United States Army before 1960[edit]

I did keep in mind what you wrote on formatting, before applying my changes, and I knew I was nitpicking. My previous changes were aimed mostly at readability of the code (articles get messed up by bold newcomers who couldn't understand the coding). I am pretty sure the code of that article can be significantly trimmed, but honestly, don't have much interest, and just applied quick changes. Great work with assembling all that information. Materialscientist (talk) 07:49, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

I am a newbie in the coding and learn by experience. (Same daily experience shows me that most tables are overloaded with code.) If I were seriously trying to trim the code, I would go to help desks, starting from "table" and other code templates used in the article. I have experience with helpdesk on images; it was quick and professional. In your table, you can use |<center>X|Y instead of |align=right|X &nbsp;|Y with almost equal result. There should also be a tweak to avoid "valign=top", but I don't know that - formally, wikitables don't allow to specify vertical text alignment in the top line (though they do with horizontal). This is the best help on tables I know, but I feel it is by far incomplete. Materialscientist (talk) 08:38, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

DYK for List of lieutenant generals in the United States Army before 1960[edit]

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List of United States Navy four-star admirals (Arthur D. Struble)[edit]

I'm changing Arthur D. Struble's education for Military Academy to U.S. Naval Academy and his commissioning date to 1911. The link] from the Naval Historical Center from his bio page states as such. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 18:25, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Your edits[edit]

This is a better solution, and I really like this one. Good work! Thank you. Pdfpdf (talk) 00:24, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Thad W. Allen[edit]

Hi Morinao, I'm messaging you because I wanted to get your two-cents on this. I've read several articles that after Admiral Allen steps down as Commandant, he will remain at his presidentially appointed position of National Incident Commander, by the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security, to continue to oversee the oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. Now the articles does not state that he leaves active duty. It does state that he will be working closely with Rear Admiral Mary Landry, USCG, who is the federal on-scene coordinator, and other federal agencies. At the end of this message are two articles that state as such. My question to you is, do we leave him in the List of active duty United States four-star officers even though his position is only for the cleanup effort, or remove him? Here are the acticles. [1] [2]. Neovu79 (talk) 13:46, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

I agree, he's probably awaitng retirement, though I would say if he's still actively doing something pertaining to the government while in uniform instead of using up leave time while awaitng retirement, we should a least give him active-duty credit. Let me know what you think. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 02:03, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. I've made the changes. :-) Neovu79 (talk) 22:13, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

John R. Allen[edit]

That's a good question. My logic is why they would announce a transitional billet on a nomination announcement? Usually they are just reassignement there pending nomination. I do remember reading about him coming back to the Pentagon for a transitional assignment, but usually they don't send that to the Senate, am I right? Allen's nomination for isaf/usfor-a was announced with the announcement for Petraeus for CIA and Panetta for SECDEF here. 20:10, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

If they are forcing him to leave immediately as Deputy of CENTCOM, that would made a lot of sense. If not, that same law allows Allen to transition to a new billet within 60 days of leaving office. So do you suggest we leave his four-star nomination on the page until we find out further details on his special assistant assignment? I know it doesnt mean anything yet, but Allen's four-star nomination has yet to be sent to the Senate. Also, just an after thought, have you noticed a lot of Navy SEALs have moved into or going to be moved into a lot of top jobs already this year? You've got Joseph Kernan moving to deputy commander of USSOUTHCOM, William McRavan to commander of USSOCOM, and now Robert Harward to deputy commander of USCENTCOM. Neovu79 (talk) 21:32, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for the notification; that sounds too much like work. I've withdrawn the nomination. - Morinao (talk) 16:12, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

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I did, yes. - Morinao (talk) 08:47, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

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Number of four-star positions being reduced[edit]

Thought this might interest you. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 that was signed into law will be reducing the total number of four-star positions by five as per Sec. 910 of the bill. Neovu79 (talk) 01:45, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note -- I hadn't noticed this had been signed.
It looks like Sec. 910 was only in the House version, not the Senate version, and was dropped from the version that actually became law. The Senate originally wanted to cut four-star positions from 41 to 27 -- 3 per service plus the JCS and other joint commanders -- by the end of 2017! It looks like all the final law does is reduce the total number of general/flag officers by 10% by the end of 2022 (Sec. 501). The Secretary of Defense is supposed to submit a proposed grade distribution to Congress by April 1, which will specify how many four-stars to cut.
The House version specifically designated four-star component commanders for grade reduction, which seemed aimed at the 5 overseas four-stars (USARPAC, USPACFLT, USNAVEUR, PACAF, USAFE). I guess it could also have taken down the NORTHCOM/STRATCOM/TRANSCOM components (USFLTFORCOM, AFGSC, AFSPC, AMC), but probably the services would have just set up separate NAVNORTH/NAVSTRAT/etc. commands since they only had to give up 5 four-star positions. Reducing only the 5 overseas components would have shifted the service-specific (non-JCS, non-joint) Army-Navy-Air Force four-star balance from 5-5-8 to 4-3-6. Maybe no surprise that Senators McCain (Navy) and Reed (Army) didn't bite.... -- - Morinao (talk) 05:47, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

Townsend[edit]

It's really the only position available and a process of elimination. In the past four years, the Army has refused to announce four-star positions that pertain to Army specific posts. The only reason the Army announce Chiefs and Vice Chiefs of Staff is because it's written in law. Army officers are announced for Joint Chiefs, combatant commands, and other joint positions, because it's the Department of Defense that announces them and not the Army. Out of all the Army specific four-star positions, General Perkins is the only one that has already submitted paperwork for retirement. He already extended his term by a year partly due to Congressional fighting over Presidential nominations. Also all other four-stars in the Army specific positions still have over one to two years left in their terms. All of the combatant commands, except for CYBERCOM, have commanders who still have over one or two years left in their terms. Also, LTG MacFarland has only been in his position as DCG of TRADOC for less than a year. The chances of the Army pulling a stunt similar to how General Dempsey went from Chief of Staff of the Army to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in less than a year is very rare. Neovu79 (talk) 01:14, 2 December 2017 (UTC)

Here is a reference link for you. Townsend expected to be new US Army TRADOC commander. Neovu79 (talk) 22:03, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
Interesting. Thanks for the link. - Morinao (talk) 04:40, 22 December 2017 (UTC)

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Stephen R. Lyons[edit]

TRANSCOM? LOL, who would have thought? Usually, the Department of Defense announces their joint four-star assignments. Its normally the Department of the Army that doesn't announce their service specific four-star assignments. All this time, I thought LTG Lyons was up for an Army command since it wasn't announced. I pegged him to take over for GEN Abrams at FORSCOM since Abrams is on the shortlist to take over for GEN Brooks in Korea. Maybe the DoD was affraid to publicly announce that an Army general was taking over what is historically been an Air Force unified command. Neovu79 (talk) 21:45, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

For an Army logistician like Lyons, I think it had to be either TRANSCOM or an early turnover at Army Materiel Command. All of the other Army, theater, and regional combatant commands have always gone to a combat-arms officer, and he doesn't have the background for any of the other functional combatant commands. Even the new AFC seems to be earmarked for an infantry officer with budget expertise.
What's remarkable is that Lyons isn't even a Transportation Corps officer. He was commissioned into the Ordnance Corps, and his entire career through major general was in logistics and sustainment. He didn't get his first real transportation job until becoming TRANSCOM deputy commander as a lieutenant general.
Even more remarkable, if for whatever reason you pass over the heir apparent at Air Mobility Command, then Lyons' two years at TRANSCOM might actually make him the most qualified three-star in any service in terms of experience as a general or flag officer. The Marines' Broadmeadow has been TRANSCOM deputy commander for less than a year. The Navy's TRANSCOM deputy commanders are all retired and their component commander is only a two-star.
Then you look at the Air Force, where the default succession would have been from 18th AF->AMC->TRANSCOM, meaning Tuck->Everhart->McDew. Instead, Everhart was passed over, and Tuck is backfilling Lyons as J4. Martinez seems to be the only other three-star with any significant airlift experience as a general officer, so maybe he is headed to AMC this year instead of Tuck. I suppose the Air Force could have just nominated another fighter pilot for TRANSCOM, like they did for AFGSC, but at that point you might as well pick an Army officer. - Morinao (talk) 04:11, 21 June 2018 (UTC)


Lt Gen Maryanne Miller fourth star nomination[edit]

That is very interesting. Miller is a career reserve officer, and for a reserve officer be nominated for a fourth star extremely rare. There is only one known four-star position that follows a reserve officer pipeline and that's the Chief of the National Guard Bureau and currently General Lengyel still has two more years remaining and I haven't heard of him requesting for early retirement. U.S. Northern Command's deputy commander has been a reserve officer three-star since 2008 (also particularly from the National Guard), and there was once talk about making the commander of USNORTHCOM a four-star officer from the National Guard, but that never came to fruition. Even now, General O'Shaughnessy only assumed command of USNORTHCOM this past May, so that rules out that job going to Miller. Her career, staff positions and commands held, are pretty broad throughout her career, so I can't make heads or tails on what current-known four-star position she may be inheriting. My hunch is that they are opening up a new four-star position for her. I hope they announce something soon. It's killing my curiosity. Neovu79 (talk) 09:36, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

After doing a thorough review of the remaining four-star positions, so far I see one likely and two outside possibilities. Generals Ellen M. Pawlikowski and Carlton D. Everhart II and Admiral Kurt W. Tidd are all scheduled to retire. That makes U.S. Southern Command, Air Force Materiel Command and Air Mobility Command available. Out of the three, Air Mobility Command is the most likely destination for Miller, in my opinion. Miller has a lot of experience as a commander of reserve air forces, particularly in air mobility and airlift, which AMC encompasses. In the earlier part of her career, she's flown in a hand full of the aircraft AMC uses. But most importantly, a good portion of AMC is comprised of reserve airmen and Air National Guardsmen. Neovu79 (talk) 14:02, 20 July 2018 (UTC)