Foster, Ivan, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1951-1965, 00GC, HHD, California Army National Guard
Service Years
1918 - 1965
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery

Major General

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Nov 26, 1965
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 34; 141-A

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army National Guard Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MG Foster served on active duty from October 1918 thru July 1948.

He served in the California National Guard from1951 to 1965.

He served as the CG of the 84th DIVARTY from October 1942 - October 1944.

He served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Allied Forces North Africa fromOctober 1944 - May 1945.

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 Unit Assignments
U.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)United States Department of War
84th Infantry DivisionNorth Africa CommandARNG, California
  1921-1922, 0006, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1935-1936, 0006, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1937-1938, 0006, Army War College (Staff)
  1941-1942, 2025, United States Department of War
  1942-1944, 1193, 84th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, 00G1, North Africa Command
  1951-1965, 00GC, HHD, California Army National Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
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