Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Parks
Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific
Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Parks served as the Deputy Commanding General of US Army, Pacific, from 1948 to 1949, and then commanded the US Army, Pacific in 1949. A veteran of both world wars, he was commissioned into the Tank Corps in 1918. He earned his Bachelor and Doctor of Military Science degrees from Clemson in addition to a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Yale. He also attended the Army War College.
During World War II Parks was chief of staff for US Army Ground Forces and for the First Allied Airborne Army. He then commanded the First US Airborne Army. After the war he commanded the US Sector in Berlin before going to Washington to become the chief of the Public Information Division for the Army. After his service in Hawaii he became chief of the Information Department. He received a promotion to lieutenant general in 1953 and served as Commanding General for the 2nd Army until his retirement in 1956.
Gen. Parks' awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal, the Legion of Merit, the World War I and World War II Victory Medals, the Occupation Medal (Germany), and multiple awards from foreign countries. He died on 10 March 1959.
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