Miles Andrew Cowles
Brigadier General, United States Army
and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: July 2007
Miles Andrew Cowles (1894-1974)
Born on May 19, 1894 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
Attended Davidson College 1912-1913. Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1917.
Served with the 13th Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force in 1918 at Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne.
Attended the University of Chicago 1923-1925. Instructor at West Point 1929-1934. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1936. Duty in Hawaii with the 13th Field Artillery, then at Headquarters of the Hawaiian Department 1936-1939. Instructor at the Field Artillery School 1940-1943.
Brigadier General in March 1943. Commanding General of 36th Division Artillery 1943-1944. Commandant of Tank Destroyer School 1944-1945.
Reverted to Colonel in February 1946. Retired
as Brigadier General in July 1953. Decorations included the Silver Star.
Died on May 21, 1974.