Gen. James F. Collins

James F. Collins

Gen. James F. Collins commanded the US Army, Pacific from April 1961 until his retirement in 1964. He also worked in the Hawaiian Division before the outbreak of World War II, during which he served exclusively in the Pacific Theater. A graduate of the US Military Academy, he gained his commission in 1927 into the Field Artillery. He later attended the National War College.

At the close of World War II, Collins commanded the I Corps Artillery in the Philippines and in Japan. From 1954-1957 he commanded the US Army, Alaska. Afterward he commanded the 71st and 2nd Infantry Divisions before his tour in Hawaii.

Other significant assignments for Gen. Collins include serving on the faculty of the Army War College. Later he was Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Department of the Army in Washington, DC. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal. He died on 22 January 1989. 



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