BIOGRAPHY

Maj. Gen. William Lassiter

William Lassiter

Maj. Gen. William Lassiter commanded the US Army, Pacific (Hawaiian Department) from 1930 until his retirement in 1931. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1889 with a commission in the Artillery and saw combat in both the Spanish-American War and in World War I.

During the Spanish-American War, Lassiter served with a battery at the attack and capture of Santiago, Cuba, in 1898. Before US involvement in World War I, he was appointed military attaché to the US embassy in London in 1916. During that war he led the 1st Corps artillery during the Aisne-Marne offensive and the 4th Corps during the St. Mihiel offensive.

Before his Hawaiian command, important assignments for Gen. Lassiter included Commander of the Panama Department in 1924, Commander of the 6th Corps headquarters in Chicago, and Commander of the Philippine Department. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal as well as the British Orders of St. Michael and St. George. He died in March of 1959. 

 

USARPAC MISSION

United States Army Pacific postures and prepares Army forces, sustains and protects those forces in the theater, sets the theater, support the development of an integrated multi-domain Joint force, and builds military relationships that strengthen alliances and develop partner defense capacity in order to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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