Hobbs, Leland Stanford, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1953, 00GD, First Army (1st Army)
Service Years
1915 - 1953
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Cold War Certificate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1892
 
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Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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United States Army Major General. He was a highly decorated Major General in the United States Army, who commanded 30th Infantry Division during the World War II. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York from which he graduated in June 1915, in the same class as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, James Van Fleet, Henry Aurand or Stafford LeRoy Irwin ("The class the stars fell on"). At the beginning of the 1940, Hobbs was transferred to the Washington, D.C., where he was appointed an Executive officer of the 3rd Infantry Regiment. He served in this capacity for a brief time and after his promotion to the temporary rank of Colonel, he was made a Commander of the regiment. With the United States entry into the World War II, Hobbs served as a chief of staff of the Trinidad Base Command at Fort Read. In July 1942, Hobbs was appointed a commanding general of the 30th Infantry Division stationed at Camp Blanding, Florida. Hobbs succeeded general William Hood Simpson, who was appointed commander of XII Corps. In November 1943, Hobbs was transferred together with his division to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, where it continue in training for its deploying within European Theater of Operations. The 30th Infantry division arrived in England on February 22, 1944, and trained until June of that year. General Hobbs landed on the Omaha Beach with his division on June 11 and secured the Vire-et-Taute Canal, crossed the Vire River, July 7, and, beginning on July 25 spearheaded the St. Lô break-through. Hobbs subsequently commanded the 30th Infantry Division until the end of World War II. Hobbs commanded the division during the Battle of Normandy, Mortain Counter-offensive, Battle of the Bulge or Battle of Aachen. He was succeeded by major general Albert C. Smith in September 1945. Major general Hobbs was highly decorated for his leadership of the 30th Division during the World War II.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Officer Advanced CourseCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)IV Corps
3rd Army3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)30th Infantry DivisionArmy Garrison Fort Dix, NJ
2nd Armored DivisionIX CorpsFirst Army (1st Army)
  1927-1928, Infantry Officer Advanced Course
  1933-1934, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1934-1935, Army War College (Staff)
  1935-1937, IV Corps
  1937-1939, 3rd Army
  1940-1941, HHC, 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry (The Old Guard)
  1942-1945, 00GC, 30th Infantry Division
  1945-1947, 00GC, Army Garrison Fort Dix, NJ
  1946-1947, 00GC, 2nd Armored Division
  1947-1949, 00GD, 3rd Army
  1949-1950, 00GC, IX Corps
  1950-1953, 00GD, First Army (1st Army)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1911-1915, United States Military Academy
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