John J. Womack

WOMACK,JOHN
John J. Womack

John J. Womack

General John J. Womack enlisted in the Army, unassigned, 8 May 1942; then assigned to the Army Air Corps and after three years in flying training command, was transferred to the Infantry. Commissioned Second Lieutenant upon graduating from the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia in July 1945. Upon returning to civilian life in 1946, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Army Reserve and assigned to the 381st Infantry Regiment. In May 1949, he accepted a commission as First Lieutenant in the 163d RCT, Mont NG. 20 May - 21 September 1949 assigned S-1, 163d RCT; 22 September 1949 - 31 July 1953 Commanding Officer, Company G, 163d RCT and Company D, 163d ACR; 1 August 1953 - 10 March 1959 S-3, 2d Squadron, 163d ACR; 11 March 1959 - 27 December 1963 Executive Officer, 2d Squadron, 163d ACR; 28 December 1963 - 17 December 1967 Commanding Officer, 2d Squadron 163d ACR; 18 December 1967 - 5 January 1969 Executive Officer Augmentation State Headquarters Montana National Guard; 6 January 1969 to present the Adjutant General for Montana. | Military Schools attended include: Associate Basic Officers Course, Advanced Armored Officers Course, Armored Officers Refreshers Course, Senior Officers Orientation Course, Senior Officers Preventive Maintenance, Command and General Staff College. | His awards and decorations include: American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Legion of Merit Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1978

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00884