Maj. Gen. Edwin B. Winans
Maj. Gen. Edwin B. Winans commanded the US Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) in 1930. A West Point graduate in 1891, he gained his commission into the Cavalry and went on to serve in the Philippines as well as in the Punitive Expedition to Mexico in 1916. During World War I he commanded the 64th Infantry Brigade, 32nd Division, 1st Army Corps, of the American Expeditionary Force.
After the war, Winans took command of the 10th Cavalry at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he earned distinction for the vast improvement the unit showed under his command. In 1927 he served as superintendent of the US Military Academy. After his Hawaiian command, he commanded the 8th Corps Area in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Winans earned the Distinguished Service Medal for his performance in three major offensives of the First World War. The French government awarded him the Legion d'Honneur and the Croix de Guerre. He retried on 31 October 1933 and died on 31 December 1947.
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