Lt. Gen. Robert M. Cannon
Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific
Lt. Gen. Robert Cannon was born August 16, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah. A West Point graduate, he went on to serve with distinction in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II under Gen. Stilwell. Upon earning his third star, Lt. Gen. Cannon became Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the US Army, Pacific.
Notable duty assignments for Cannon after World War II included serving as Assistant Chief of Staff G4 Sixth US Army under Gen. Mark Clark; commanding the Division Artillery for the 82nd Airborne; Chief of the Joint Military Advisory Group to the Philippine Government; and Special Assistant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Mutual Defense Advisory Pact Affairs. After his tenure with USARPAC, Cannon served as the Commanding General for the Sixth US Army at the Presidio. Following this command, he retired from the military.
Cannon was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal, among many others. He retired in 1961 and died on September 3, 1976.
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