Courtesy of the United States Air Force
BRIGADIER GENERAL GEORGE H. KRIEGER
Retired September 1966, Died October 15, 1972
Brigadier General George H. Krieger assumed duties as deputy chief of staff, comptroller, Air Training Command, in August 1964. His office is at Headquarters, ATC, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
His previous assignment was as comptroller, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
General Krieger was born in Salamanca, New York, in 1911. He received his commission through Army ROTC following graduation from Cornell University in May 1933 with a major in economics.
He attended Cornell Law School from 1933 to 1936, and graduated with a bachelor of laws degree in 1936. He served as freshman soccer coach at Cornell during this period. General Krieger was admitted to the practice of law in New York State in 1936 and was employed in legal offices there from 1936 to 1940.
Since being called to active duty in October 1940, General Krieger has been assigned to the widely separated areas of New Jersey, New York, Philippines, Illinois, Newfoundland, Hawaii and the Pentagon.
The general is now serving as deputy chief of staff, comptroller, ATC, for the second time. During 1955-60, he held that position at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, a former location of Headquarters ATC, and at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
His other former assignments include executive to the deputy chief of staff, comptroller, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; director of data systems and statistics, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and assistant for data automation, Comptroller of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
As comptroller, General Krieger is the principal financial management adviser to the ATC Commander. He is responsible for all budgets, fund administration, accounting, disbursing, statistical reporting and related analyses within the command.
He is also responsible for staff and technical supervision of all subordinate comptroller functions throughout the command, involving about 2,500 military and civilian personnel.
General Krieger is a member of the New York State Bar; the Cornell Law Association, Armed Forces Management Association, the Episcopal Church; Masonic Lodge; and Army-Navy Country Club, Washington, D.C.
General was buried with full military honores in Sectuion 10 of Arlington National Cemetery.
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