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United States Armed Forces
High Command Structure
7 December 1941
High Command Structure
War Department, Washington, D. C.
Chief of Staff – GEN George C. Marshall
Deputy Chief of Staff (Admin. and Ground Forces) – MG William Bryden
Deputy Chief of Staff (Supply & Armored Force) – MG Richard C. Moore
Deputy Chief of Staff (Air) – MG Henry H. Arnold
Secretary of the General Staff – COL Walter B. Smith
Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel (G-1 Div) – BG Wade H. Haislip
Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2 Div) – BG Sherman Miles
Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (G-3 Div) – BG Harry L. Twaddle
Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply (G-4 Div) – BG Brehon B. Somervell
Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans (W.P. Div) – BG Leonard T. Gerow
Adjutant General – MG Emory S. Adams
Inspector General – MG Virgil L. Peterson
Judge Advocate General – MG Myron C. Cramer
Provost Marshall General – MG Allen W. Gullion
Quartermaster General – MG Edmund B. Gregory
Surgeon General – MG James C. Magee
Chief of Finance– MG Howard K. Loughry
Chief of Engineers – MG Eugene Reybold
Chief of Ordnance – MG Charles M. Wesson
Chief Signal Officer – MG Dawson Olmstead
Chief of Chemical Warfare Service – MG William N. Porter
Chief of the National Guard Bureau – MG John F. Williams
Chief of Chaplains – COL William R. Arnold
Chief of Cavalry – MG John K. Herr
Chief of Field Artillery – MG Robert M. Danford
Chief of Coast Artillery – MG Joseph A. Green
Chief of Infantry – MG Courtney H. Hodges
Chief of Public Relations Bureau – BG Alexander D. Surles
Chief of Morale Branch – BG Frederick H. Osborn
The following commands are assigned directly to the War Department:
Continental Commands
General Headquarters Army (LTG Leslie J. McNair)
  Headquarters and Headquarters Company – Army War College, D.C.
   • GEN George C. Marshall (Nominal Commander)
   • LTG Leslie J. McNair, Chief of Staff
   • BG Harry J. Malony, Deputy Chief of Staff
   • BG Mark W. Clark, Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations & Training (G-3)
  First Army (LTG Hugh A. Drum)
  Second Army (LTG Ben Lear)
  Third Army (LTG Walter Krueger)
  Fourth Army (LTG John L. DeWitt)
  Armored Force (MG Jacob L. Devers)
  Washington Provisional Brigade (BG Albert L. Cox)

Army Air Forces (MG Henry H. Arnold)
  Headquarters – Washington, D.C.
   • MG Henry H. Arnold, Chief of AAF
   • BG Carl Spaatz, Chief of the Air Staff
  Air Force Combat Command (LTG Delos C. Emmons)
  Air Corps (MG George H. Brett)
First Corps Area (MG Francis B. Wilby)
Second Corps Area (MG Irving J. Phillipson)
Third Corps Area (MG Henry C. Pratt)
Fourth Corps Area (MG John P. Smith)
Fifth Corps Area (MG Daniel Van Voorhis)
Sixth Corps Area (MG Joseph M. Cummins)
Seventh Corps Area (BG Frederick E. Uhl)
Eighth Corps Area (MG Richard Donovan)
Ninth Corps Area (MG Ernest D. Peek)
Command and General Staff School (BG Horace H. Fuller)
New York Port of Embarkation (BG Homer M. Groninger)
San Francisco Port of Embarkation (COL Frederick Gilbreath)
U. S. Military Academy (MG Robert L. Eichelberger)
Overseas Commands

Hawaiian Department (LTG Walter C. Short)
Caribbean Defence Command (LTG Frank M. Andrews)
U. S. Army Forces in the Far East (LTG Douglas MacArthur)
Newfoundland Base Command (MG Gerald C. Brant)
Bermuda Base Command (BG Alden G. Strong)
Greenland Base Command (COL Benjamin F. Giles)
Iceland Base Command (MG Charles H. Bonesteel)
Special Observer Group (in England) (MG James E. Chaney)
U. S. Miltary Mission to Soviet Union (MG John N. Greely)
U. S. Miltary Mission to Iran (BG Raymond A. Wheeler)
U. S. Miltary Mission to Brazil (BG Lehman W. Miller)
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