Joseph Michael Cummins (1881-1959)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21, 1881.
B.A. from St. Louis University in 1901. Commissioned in the Infantry in 1903. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1923. Instructor at General Service Schools 1923-1926. Graduated from Army War College in 1927. Duty with the War Department General Staff 1930-1934. Director of the Infantry Board 1934-1936. Director of the War Plans Division at the Army War College 1936-1938. Brigadier General in February 1938.
Commanding General of 18th Brigade 1938-1939. Commanding General of the Atlantic Sector in the Panama Canal Department in 1939. Commanding General of 5th Division in 1940. Major General in October 1940. Commanding General of XI Corps Area 1941-1942.
Retired in December 1942. Died on October 16, 1959.
CUMMINS, JOSEPH MICHAEL
- M/GEN USA
- DATE OF BIRTH: 07/21/1881
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/16/1959
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 4896 RH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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