Maj. Gen. Donnelly P. Bolton
Major Gen. Donnelly P. Bolton commanded the US Army, Pacific from September 1974 to August 1975. Commissioned in 1942 in the Infantry, he saw action in World War II in France and Germany. He later served in the Korean War and in Vietnam.
Bolton graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Science from the US Military Academy. He also attended the British Joint Services Staff College and the US Army War College.
Major command assignments for Bolton include commanding the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood Texas. In conjunction with his command of the US Army, Pacific, he was the Commander of the US Army Support Command and Commander, CINCPAC Support Group at Fort Shafter.
Additional assignments for Bolton include Chief of Staff, I Field Forces, Vietnam. In that conflict he also served as Assistant Division Commander for the 25th Infantry Division and Assistant Chief of Staff, Military Assistance, for the US Military Assistance Command. He later served as Deputy Director and Director of Operations for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Department of the Army, in Washington, DC. Prior to commanding the US Army, Pacific, Bolton served as its Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations.
Gen. Bolton's awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, and a commendation from the President of the Republic of Vietnam. He retired from the Army on 1 September 1975.
USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.
Vincent K. Brooks