Aaron, Harold Robert, LTG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
11A-Infantry Officer
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1977-1979, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Service Years
1943 - 1979

Special Forces
Lieutenant General

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Fort Belvoir, VA

Date of Passing
Apr 30, 1980
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Infantry Shoulder Cord Aide-de-Camp Aiguillette Office of Secretary of Defense Defense Intel Agency

Special Forces Group

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 Harold Robert Aaron
Birth: June 21, 1921
Death: April 30, 1980

United States Army General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1943, and was assigned as a Second Lieutenant and Company Commander in the European Theatre during World War II.
He served in a number of various posts in Europe and the Pacific after the war, rising in the ranks until he was promoted to Lieutenant General. 
He served as commander of U.S. Special Forces in the Pacific from 1967 to 1969, as assistant Chief of Intelligence for the Department of the Army from 1973 to 1977, and as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 1977 to 1979.
He was decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters during his service.

Lieutenant General Harold Aaron, U.S. Military Academy Class of June 1943.
Distinguished service in special operations and intelligence assignments.
Commander, 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of Vietnam; Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, U.S. Army, Europe. Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army; Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency. Extract from Register of Graduates, U.S. Military Academy, 1980:
Born in Indiana, 21 June 1921
Infantry, Company Commander, 259 Infantry, Theater Army Europe, 1944 to 1945
(two Bronze Star Medals; Combat Infantry Badge;Commendation Ribbon; Purple Heart)
Command and General Staff College, 1953
MA Georgetown University, 1960
Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1961 to 1963
National War College, 1964
Ph.D. Georgetown University, 1964
Aide-de-camp to Commanding General, 8th Army, 1964 to 1965
Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1965 to 1967 Legion of Merit)
Commander, 1st Special Forces Group, 1967 to 1968; (Legion of Merit)
Commander, 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of Vietnam, 1968 to 1969 (Distinguished Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal; two Air Medals; Combat Infantry Badge)
Assistant Division Commander, 8th Division, 1969 to 1971
Chief of Staff, V Corps, Germany, 1971 to 1972
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Army, Europe, 1972 to 1973 (Legion of Merit)
Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army, 1973 to 1977 (Distinguished Service Medal)
Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1977 to 1979 (Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Retired in 1979 as a Lieutenant General
Senior Staff Scientist with TRW, 1979
Died at Fort Belvoir, 30 April 1980


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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
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Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 259th Infantry 65th Infantry DivisionCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseDepartment of Defense (DOD)
National War College8th ArmyOffice of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
5th Special Forces Group (A)8th Infantry DivisionV CorpsUS Army Europe (USAREUR)
Department of the Army (DA)Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  1944-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 259th Infantry
  1944-1945, 1542, 65th Infantry Division
  1952-1953, 1542, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1961-1963, 9668, Office of Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense
  1963-1964, National War College
  1964-1965, 2030, 8th Army
  1965-1967, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)/Joint Staff
  1967-1968, 1542, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1969-1971, 1542, 8th Infantry Division
  1971-1972, 2010, V Corps
  1972-1973, 9300, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1973-1977, DA, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) Office
  1977-1979, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military AcademyGeorgetown UniversityGeorgetown University
  1939-1943, United States Military Academy
  1959-1960, Georgetown University
  1963-1964, Georgetown University
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