Eugene Barber Ely – Colonel, United States Army

Colonel Eugene Barber Ely

Born March 28, 1903 in Iowa
Died February 16, 1966

Cadet US. Military Academy 1920-24
Graduated as No. 7290, Class of 1924

Second Lieutenant 1924
First Lieutenant 1929
Captain 1935
Major (Army of the United States) 1941
Major, United States Army 1941
Lieutenant Colonel (Army of the United States) 1941
Colonel (Army of the United States) 1942
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army 1947
Colonel, United States Army 1949

Aide-de-Camp to Major General Hanson E. Ely 1929-31
Student Officer, Field Artillery School 1931-32
Assistant Professor (Military Science & Tactics), Princeton University 1932-37
Student, Command & General Staff School 1937-38
Battery Commander, 25th Field Artillery 1938-39
Temporary duty with 7th & 25th Field Artillery 1939-40
Battery Commander, 7th Field Artillery 1940-41
Assistant G-1 (Personnel), War Department General Staff 1941
Assistant Artillery Officer, IX US. Corps 1941-43
Executive Director of Training, Field Artillery Training Center, Chinese Training Command – G-3 & Chief of Staff,
Chinese Training Center 1943-46
Assistant G-1 (Personnel), Army Ground Forces 1946-47
Deputy Chief, Organized Mobilization Group, Operations & Training Division, Army General Staff 1947
Chief, Organized Mobilization Branch, Operations & Training Division, Army General Staff 1947-51
Deputy & Commander, Western Area Command, Germany 1951-54
Retired 1954
Legion of Merit (2) – Bronze Star Medal

He was the son of Major General Hanson E. Ely



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