Gen. Ralph E. Haines, Jr
Gen. Ralph E. Haines commanded the US Army, Pacific from August 1968 to October 1970. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1935 with a commission in the Infantry. He later attended the Armed Forces Staff College, the Army War College, the National War College and the Army Management School. Prior to World War II he served in the Philippine Scouts and during the war he served in Italy.
Major commands for Haines included Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, from 1962-1963. From 1965-1967 he commanded the III Corps there. After his Hawaiian command, he served as Commanding General, Continental Army Command, at Fort Monroe, Virginia until his retirement on 31 January 1973.
Other important assignments for Haines were Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development in Washington from 1963-1965. Immediately before his Hawaiian command he was successively Acting Vice Chief of Staff and then Vice Chief of Staff for the US Army. Gen. Haines' awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal.
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