McAndrew, James, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1919-1922, 00GC, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
Service Years
1888 - 1922


Major General

Six Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 30, 1922
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Unknown, Not Reported
District Of Columbia
World War I
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Site 2519

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Army Staff Identification Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment3rd Infantry Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course8th Infantry
Army War College (Staff)14th InfantryUnited States Department of War1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
U.S. Army
  1888-1895, 11A, HHC, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment
  1895-1911, 3rd Infantry
  1910-1911, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1911-1912, HHC, 8th Infantry
  1912-1913, Army War College (Staff)
  1914-1916, HHC, 14th Infantry
  1916-1917, United States Department of War
  1917-1918, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
  1918-1919, 00G3, American Expeditionary Force
  1919-1922, 00GC, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1865-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1913 Moro Rebellion (Philippines)
  1916-1917 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
  1917-1918 World War I
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1884-1888, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Commissioned June 1888 as 2LT of Infantry.
Died on active duty on April 30, 1922.
Born in Pennsylvania, June 29, 1862, he graduated from West Point in 1888. He was an honor graduate of the Army School of the Line, 1910; and also graduated from the Army Staff College, 1911, Army War College, 1913.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry on June 11, 1888 and promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General, National Army, August 5, 1917; Major General, N.A., April 16, 1918; Brigadier General, U.S. Army, November 8, 1918; Major General, U.S. Army, May 5, 1921.

He was in the Sioux Indian Campaign, 1890-91; the Battle of El Caney, Cuba, July 1, 1898; and the investment of Santiago until its surrender on July 16, 1898; duty in the Philippines during the Insurrection there, 1899-1902; with a regiment in Alaska, 1905-06; a Member of the General Staff Corps, 1916-17; served in France in World War I, June 26, 1917-June 8, 1919; Chief of Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, May 6, 1918-May 26, 1919; Commandant, General Staff College, Washington, D.C.

He died as a Major General in Washington, D.C. on April 30, 1922 and was buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Elizabeth McAndrew (Died: December 21, 1946), is buried with him.

His brother, Patrick H. McAndrew, Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  His nephew, Thomas Richard McAndrew, Major, United States Army, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery. 

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