Gillespie, Alexander, BG

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1945-1946, 00G4, United States Department of War
Service Years
1906 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Ordnance Corps

Brigadier General

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Jan 17, 1956
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Army Staff Identification Wound Chevron (1917-1932) US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Ordnance Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Commissioned in June 1906 in th Field Artillery.

Transferred to Ordnance Corps August 1920.

Had over 40 years of commissiond service.


Other Comments:
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) CourseArmy War College (Staff)Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
USAG Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), ILUnited States Department of WarArmy Garrisons
  1910-1911, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1917-1919, 1193, American Expeditionary Force
  1922-1923, Ordnance Officers' Advanced Course
  1923-1924, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1928-1929, Army War College (Staff)
  1929-1933, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1933-1937, USAG Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), IL
  1937-1940, United States Department of War
  1940-1945, 00GC, HQ Troops, Watervliet Arsenal, NY
  1945-1946, 00G4, United States Department of War
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1945 WWII - American Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1902-1906, United States Military Academy
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