Gen. James K. Woolnough
Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Chief of Staff
U.S. Army, Pacific

Gen. James K. Woolnough

     Gen. James Woolnough was born 24 October 1910 in the Philippines. A West Point graduate of the Class of 1932, he went on to serve in Europe during World War II and the early stages of the Korean War. In 1963 he became Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for the US Army, Pacific.

     Woolnough's other significant duty assignments were as Assistant Division Commander for the 5th Infantry Division in Germany in 1954; serving on the Army General Staff in Washington from 1957-1961; Commander of the 1st Cavalry Division in Korea on the DMZ; Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel for the Department of the Army; and in 1967 he took command of the Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. He retired from that assignment in 1970.

     Of Woolnough's awards, it is reported he was most proud of the Combat Infantryman Badge. He died on 30 May 1996.


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