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John E. Hull
May 26, 1895(1895-05-26) – June 10, 1975 (aged 80)
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General John E. Hull
Place of birth Greenfield, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1917-1955
Rank US-O10 insignia.svg General
Commands held Far East Command
U.S. Army, Pacific
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Silver Star
Legion of Merit

General John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895 in Greenfield, Ohio - June 10, 1975) was a U.S. Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953-1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of General George Marshall and General Omar Bradley. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer.

Hull was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College.

Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific. From 1953-1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War. This was his last major assignment before retiring on April 30, 1955.

Other significant assignments for Hull involved major staff duties in Washington, D.C.. Among these were Director of the Weapons Evaluation Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the outbreak of World War II he was assigned to the War Department.

Awards and decorations

Important decorations awarded to General Hull include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the World War I Victory Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Korean Service Medal, and the UN Service Medal. He died on June 10, 1975.

See also


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