Brig. Gen. Montgomery M. Macomb

Montgomery M. Macomb

Brig. Gen. Montgomery M. Macomb commanded the US Army, Pacific (Department of Hawaii, then named Hawaiian Department) from 1 October 1911 to 3 April 1913 and from 23 January to 12 March 1914. After attending Yale for one year, he gained appointment to the US Military Academy and graduated in 1874 with a commission in the Artillery.

Before the Spanish-American War, Macomb was on special assignment under the Intercontinental Railway Commission, doing surveys and explorations in Central America from 1891-1896. During the Spanish-American War he commanded Light Battery M of the 7th Artillery in Puerto Rico and after the war in the Philippines. From 1904-1905 he served as military attaché with the Russian armies in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War, witnessing several battles.

During his first Hawaiian command, Gen. Macomb served as a member of a board of officers on the defense of Oahu. After his command, he was president of the Army War College and served on the Army's General Staff. He faced mandatory retirement on 12 October 1916, but was recalled to duty during World War I as commander of Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He died on 19 January 1924. 



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