Maj. Gen. Henry C. Hodges, Jr
Maj. Gen. Henry Clay Hodges, Jr. commanded the Hawaiian Department from March-May of 1919. The son of a Civil War veteran, he gained appointment to West Point in 1877 and obtained his commission in 1881. His first 20 years of service were with the 22nd Infantry Regiment, including time in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.
After four years of recruiting duty and Construction Quartermaster, Hodges returned to the 22nd Infantry Regiment as Commander of the 2nd Battalion from 1905-06. Following more time in the Philippines and attending the Army War College, Hodges rejoined the 22nd Infantry Regiment again, this time in Fort Seward, Alaska, from 1909-10, and at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from 1910-11.
From 1911-14, Hodges served the Office of the Army Chief of Staff and General Staff, before returning to Texas to command the 17th Infantry Regiment from 1914-16. From there he took command of the 1st Infantry Regiment in Hawaii before leading the 39th Division as Commanding General for the American Expeditionary Force in World War I from 1917-18.
After the war, Gen. Hodges took command of the 17th Division at Camp Beauregard, Louisiana before his Hawaiian command. He concluded his career as Commanding General of Schofield Barracks from 1919 until his retirement in December of 1920. He died in 1963.
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