|Yakov Sergeyevich Dashevsky|
18 April 1902|
Kherson, Kherson Governorate
(now in Kherson Oblast, Ukraine)
|Died||8 February 1972
Moscow, Russian SFSR
|Buried||Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow|
|Service/branch||Red Army / Soviet Army|
|Years of service||1921 - 1965|
Dashevsky joined the Red Army in 1921 and its Intelligence Directorate in the early 1930s. He took part in World War II as chief of staff and commanding officer of the 333rd Rifle Division in 1941-1942, and chief of staff for the 9th, 47th and 51st Armies in 1942-1945.
Awarded the rank of lieutenant-general in 1944, Dashevsky was the chief of staff for the Ural Military District in 1945-1947 and next served as the deputy head of the General Staff Academy's Operations Department until his retirement in 1965.
He joined the Red Army in 1921 and studied at a military communications school until 1926. He subsequently served as a platoon leader in signals companies and battalions from October 1926 to August 1930, when he was assigned to work in the Intelligence Directorate of the Red Army. He joined the Communist Party in 1928.
Dashevsky attended the Frunze Military Academy from May 1933 to May 1934, then served as chief of the 3rd and 4th Departments of the Red Army's Intelligence Directorate from May 1934 to May 1935. His subsequent Intelligence Directorate assignments between May 1935 and June 1939 were as assistant to the chief of the 5th Department, and deputy chief and acting chief of the 6th Department. He was appointed an instructor at the S. M. Budyonny Military Electrotechnical Academy in June 1939. Dashevsky attended the General Staff Academy from October 1939 until July 1941.
Dashevsky was named the chief of staff of the 333rd Rifle Division in 1941, and also served as its commanding officer until 1942. He next served as the chief of staff for the 9th, 47th and 51st Armies in 1942-1945, and was promoted from major-general to lieutenant-general on 31 October 1944.
Dashevsky was appointed chief of staff for the Ural Military District in 1945-1947. He joined the faculty of the Voroshilov Military Academy of the General Staff in 1947 and served as deputy chief of the General Staff Academy's Operations Department until his retirement from military service in May 1965.