Llewellyn William Oliver – Colonel, United States Army

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Llewellyn William Oliver of Michigan

  • Appointed Cadet, United States Military Academy from Nichigan, 15 June 1895 (67)
  • Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 15 February 1899
  • Transferred to the 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 3 January 1900
  • First Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Cavalry, 2 February 1901

Born in Escanaba, Michigan, Llewellyn William Oliver’s first assignment was in Cuba, like many of his classmates. He also served at Fort Riley, Kansas; many years later as the Director of the Department of Tactics, Assistant Commandant; and finally as the Regimental Commander of the 2d U.S. Cavalry. He was an instructor in the Tactical Department at West Point from 1906-1910. Oliver also served two tours in the Philippines. After his second tour in 1917, he became the Chief of Staff at Hoboken, for which he earned the Distinguished Service Medal from the Army and the Navy Cross from the Navy.

Oliver graduated from many schools, including the French Cavalry School, The Command and General Staff School, and the War College.

Colonel Oliver’s last assignment before retirement was as the Chief of Staff of the IV Corps Area, Atlanta, Georgia.

He was recalled to active duty in 1941 and served as chief of the Intelligence Section, Transportation Corps, in the War Department until he reached the mandatory retirement age.

He died in Washington, DC, on 14 Jun 1944 at 68.

Oliver, Llewellyn W.
Colonel, U.S. Army
Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey
Date Of Action:  World War I Era


The Navy Cross is awarded to Llewellyn W. Oliver, Colonel, United States Army, for distinguished service in the line of his profession as Chief of Staff at the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey.


  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/08/1875
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/13/1944

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