John Edward Kelly (general)

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Lieutenant General John Edward Kelly (July 10, 1911 – March 2, 1995) was an officer in the United States Army born in Washington D.C..

Lt General Kelly was buried with full military honors in Section 5 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Military career[edit]

Kelly held the following ranks:

  • Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1932-36 (graduate no. 10504, class of 1936)
  • Second Lieutenant 1936
  • First Lieutenant 1939
  • Captain (AUS) 1940
  • Major (AUS) 1942
  • Lieutenant Colonel (AUS) 1943
  • Captain 1946
  • Major 1948
  • Colonel (AUS) 1952
  • Lieutenant Colonel 1953
  • Major General 1963
  • Lieutenant General 1968

Assignments[edit]

  • Commanding Officer, Company C & H, 29th Infantry Regiment 1936-38
  • Student, Infantry School 1938-39
  • Student, Tank School 1939-40
  • Commanding Officer, Company "B", 66th Infantry Regiment 1940
  • Student, Laval University 1940-41
  • Instructor, US. Military Academy 1941-43
  • Battalion Commander, 26th Infantry Regiment 1943-44
  • Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment 1944-45
  • Assistant Chief of Staff G-4 (Supply), 95th Infantry Division 1945
  • Student, Command & General Staff School 1945-46
  • Instructor, US. Military Academy 1946-48
  • Student, Armed Forces Staff College 1948-49
  • Served with Headquarters, US. European Command 1949-52
  • Student, Army War College 1952-53
  • Served with Headquarters, Army Field Forces 1953-54
  • Commanding Officer, 160th Infantry Regiment 1954
  • Commanding Officer, 27th Infantry Regiment 1958-59
  • Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations), 4th US. Army 1960-61
  • Deputy Commanding General, The Infantry School & Center 1961-62
  • Commander, Military Supply Mission, India 1962-65
  • Commanding General, IV Corps 1965 Commanding General, 2d Armored Division 1965-67
  • Assistant Army Deputy Chief of Staff (Personnel) 1967-68
  • Commandant, National War College 1968-70
  • Ret. 1970

Honors[edit]