Adams, Paul DeWitt, GEN

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00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1961-1966, 00GC, United States Strike Command (STRICOM)
Service Years
1928 - 1966

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Last Address
Tampa, FL

Date of Passing
Oct 31, 1987
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25th Infantry Division

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General Paul DeWitt Adams

(October 6, 1906 – October 31, 1987)

General in the United States Army.

Adams was born in Heflin, Alabama. After graduating from Marion Military Institute in 1924 he entered the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1928, receiving his commission in the Infantry.

He served with as executive officer of the 1st Special Service Force from 1942 to 1944, including during their assault on Kiska in 1943. Following that assignment, he became commanding officer of the 143d Infantry Regiment, 36th Infantry Division, serving in the Mediterranean Theater and European Theater from January 1944 to January 1945. He served as Assistant Division Commander, 45th Infantry Division from January 1945 to January 1946. This was followed by staff assignments to Headquarters, Army Ground Forces in 1946 and Command and General Staff College from 1947 to 1950. He was a student and then faculty member at the Army War College from 1950 to 1951, before being deployed to fight in the Korean War. He consecutively served as Commanding General, 25th Infantry Division, Chief of Staff of X Corps, and Chief of Staff Eighth United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, he was Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division, from June to December 1953. He later served as Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces in the Middle East in 1958. From 1959 to 1960, he commanded V Corps.

He concurrently served as Commanding General, Third United States Army, and Commanding General, Fort McPherson, Georgia, from 1960 to 1961. After receiving his fourth star in 1961, he became Commander-in-Chief, United States Strike Command, from 1961 to 1966.

General Adams retired in 1966. He was president of Paul D. Adams & Associates from 1966 to 1971. He died on October 31, 1987 in Tampa, Florida.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Special Service Force (The Devil's Brigade)143rd Infantry Regiment 45th Infantry DivisionArmy Ground Forces
Command and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseArmy War College (Staff)25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)X Corps
8th Army101st Airborne Division US Army Forces Middle EastV Corps
3rd ArmyUnited States Strike Command (STRICOM)
  1942-1944, 1542, 1st Special Service Force (The Devil's Brigade)
  1944-1945, 1542, 143rd Infantry Regiment
  1945-1946, 00GD, 45th Infantry Division
  1946-1947, 00G3, Army Ground Forces
  1947-1950, 2500, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1950-1951, 6, Army War College (Staff)
  1951-1952, 00GC, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1952-1952, 2010, X Corps
  1952-1953, 2010, 8th Army
  1953-1953, 00GC, 101st Airborne Division
  1958-1959, 00GC, US Army Forces Middle East
  1959-1960, 00GC, V Corps
  1960-1961, 00GC, 3rd Army
  1961-1966, 00GC, United States Strike Command (STRICOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1943 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Aleutian Islands Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Eighth Army Offensive
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of the Imjin River
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of Kapyong
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1924-1928, United States Military Academy
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