January 23, 2020

Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender


Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender
1939-
Army Green Service Uniform

General Adams-Ender received a direct appointment as a second lieutenant in 1961 after graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and entered the US Army Nurse Corps Orientation Course at Fort Sam Houston. She was first assigned to the Intensive Care Unit at Walson Army Hospital at Fort Dix. In 1963 Adams-Ender was posted to the 121st Evacuation Hospital in the Pacific as a staff nurse. She next became a surgical nursing instructor at Fort Sam Houston and then Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1969. Adams-Ender was made Assistant Chief Nurse at Fort Meade in 1974. She was assigned to the 97th General Hospital, US Army Europe in 1978 as Chief Nurse. Adams-Ender returned to the United States in 1984 and became Chief Nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was made Chief of the US Army Nurse Corps in 1987. Before retiring in 1993, Adams-Ender was serving as Commanding General of Fort Belvoir and Deputy Commanding General of the Military District of Washington. 

January 14, 2020

Lieutenant General Robert E. Gray

 
Lieutenant General Robert E. Gray
1941-2011
Class B Uniform

General Gray enlisted in the US Army in 1961, later graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Computer and Information Science. He received a commission in 1966 after completing the Signal Corps Officer Candidate School at Fort Gordon. Gray’s first posting was as communications officer for the 56th Field Artillery Group (Pershing) in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany. He joined the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Vietnam as a brigade communications officer in 1969. Gray was with the Defense Intelligence Agency beginning in 1973 as Plans and Operations Officer of the Computer Security Branch. He then became Executive Officer for the 50th Signal Battalion (Airborne). In 1980 Gray took command of the 82nd Signal Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. He next commanded the 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps. Gray was made commander of the US Army Signal Center at Fort Gordon in 1991. He went on to become the first African-American to be made Chief of the US Army Signal Corps. Before retirement in 1997, Gray was serving as Deputy Commander in Chief for United States Army Europe.

August 4, 2019

Major General Bryant E. Moore


Major General Bryant E. Moore
1894-1951
Dress Blue Uniform

General Moore graduated from West Point in 1917 and was assigned to the 15th Infantry Regiment at Tientsin, China in 1919. He returned stateside in 1921 with the 59th Infantry Regiment at Vancouver Barracks, Washington and became an instructor at the U.S. Military Academy in 1924. Moore was then posted to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii in 1933 with the 35th Infantry Regiment. He went to Australia in January of 1942 with a task force to occupy New Caledonia, this would become the Americal Division. Moore took command of the 164th Infantry Regiment in the Pacific in September. He was then assigned to the 104th Infantry Division and accompanied them to Europe in 1944, assuming command of the division in February of 1945. Later that year, Moore took command of the 88th Infantry Division in Italy. In 1947 he became commander of the Trieste United States Troops, Free Territory of Trieste, and successfully kept Tito at bay. Moore was appointed Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy in 1949. He transferred to the Far East Command in January of 1951 and became commander of the IX Corps in Korea. On February 24, 1951, Moore was conducting an aerial survey of fords along the Han River when his helicopter crashed. He walked away from the crash, suffering a minor leg injury, but was unconscious within hours. It is believed that a blood clot formed, causing a thrombosis, which took Moore’s life. His body was returned to the United States and interred at West Point. 


 Lt. Bryant E. Moore, 1917

  Brig. Gen. Bryant E. Moore, 1945

February 25, 2019

Lieutenant General John W. Carpenter, III


Lieutenant General John W. Carpenter, III
1916-1996
Informal White Uniform

General Carpenter was born in Starkville, Mississippi, and graduated from high school in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He studied engineering at Oklahoma A&M and Mississippi State College before entering the U.S. Military Academy in 1935. After graduation in 1939, Carpenter attended Air Corps flying schools at Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Randolph and Kelly fields in Texas. Assigned to the 19th Bombardment Group, he participated in the first mass flight of B-17s from Hamilton Field, California, to Hickam Field, Hawaii. Carpenter went with the 19th Bombardment Group as a navigator to the Philippine Islands in October of 1941. After the Japanese attack on Clark Field, he took command of the ground echelon of the 19th Bombardment Group at Bataan. Carpenter was evacuated to Java by submarine where he continued to fly combat missions until returning to the United States in December of 1942. After WWII, he became vice commander of the Thirteenth Air Force in the Philippine Islands. Carpenter transferred to headquarters of Air Research and Development Command (ARDC) in 1951. He became assistant vice commander of ARDC in 1957 and went on to take command of the Air Force Flight Test Center two years later. In 1965, Carpenter became commander of Air University. He was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Air Force in 1968 as deputy chief of staff for personnel. Before retiring in 1970, Carpenter was serving as assistant vice chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force with the additional duty of serving as senior Air Force member on the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations.


January 31, 2019

Major General William P. McBride


Major General William P. McBride
1916-1996
OG-107 Uniform – In-Country Tailored

General McBride entered military service in December 1941 as an aviation cadet. He served in the Mediterranean and European Theaters during World War II, flying 146 combat missions. McBride first served with the 33rd Fighter Group in North Africa and later was commander of the 371st Fighter Group. He remained in Europe with the Army of Occupation as commander of the 36th Fighter Group at Rothwesten, Germany. McBride returned to the United States in 1946 as commander of the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw Field. In 1950 he was assigned to the Fleet Marine Force Atlantic as a staff officer and spent six weeks about the USS Albemarie in the Caribbean. During the Korean War, McBride was first assigned to the 502nd Tactical Control Group in 1950. He then assumed command of the 35th Fighter Group and remained in Korea as commander of the 18th Fighter Group. After being wounded over North Korea, McBride returned to duty as Chief of Combat Operations for the Fifth Air Force. He was sent to Turkey in 1954 as director of operations of the Sixth Allied Tactical Air Force. McBride became deputy commander of the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing in Germany in 1961, later becoming commander of the 49th Tactical Fighter Wing. He was made commander of Task Force A, Pacific Air Forces in 1967. Before retiring in 1973, McBride was serving as deputy chief of staff for operations of the Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Force Base.


 General McBride in 1968

January 7, 2019

Major General David A. Morris


Major General David A. Morris
1953-
Patrol Cap

General Morris graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1975. He served as an active duty Infantry and Special Forces officer until 1984. Morris was a detachment commander and advisor with the 7th Special Forces Group during the Salvadoran Civil War from 1980-1981. In 1991 he was mobilized for Operation Desert Storm, serving at US Special Operations Command. Morris returned to active duty as a Colonel after the 9/11 attacks and served as the Deputy Commander of Special Operations Command Joint Forces Command. He later deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force on the Arabian Peninsula. Morris became Deputy Commanding General of the US Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command in 2005, later becoming Commanding General. In 2009 he was assigned as Director of the Joint Irregular Warfare Center. Before retiring in 2012, Morris was serving as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army.



 Maj. Gen. David A. Morris, National Park Service superintendant Cynthia McCleod, Col. Daniel Ammerman, Lt. Col. Jay Shiffler, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter pose in front of the Liberty Bell after participating in the Independence Day Bell Tapping Ceremony in the historical district of Philadelphia.

December 13, 2018

Brigadier General James W. Swanson


Brigadier General James W. Swanson
1949-
Desert Camouflage Uniform & Long Sleeve Uniform Shirt

General Swanson graduated from Purdue University in 1971 and was commissioned through the
Air Force ROTC program. He entered the University of Illinois law school in 1974 and earned a Juris doctor degree in 1977. Swanson was assigned as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate to the 363rd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at Shaw Air Force Base at that time. He served as Chief of Preventive Law for the 9th Air Force in 1978. Swanson was next made Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing at Elmendorf Air Force Base. In 1983, he became Staff Judge Advocate for the 379th Bomb Wing at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Swanson served as Chief of the Professional Development Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General in 1988. He went to Saudi Arabia in 1994 as Staff Judge Advocate for Operation Vigilant Warrior with Joint Task Force – Southwest Asia. Swanson became Commander of the Air Force Legal Services Agency at Bolling Air Force Base in 1999. Before retiring in 2003, he was serving as Chief Counsel for Headquarters U.S. Transportation Command and Staff Judge Advocate for Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base.