Maurice W. Kendall

Maurice W. Kendall

Maurice W. Kendall

Major General Maurice W. Kendall was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 10 April 1943, class number 214. His first duty assignment was as Anti-Tank Platoon Leader, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division, Italy and France. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Bn S2/S3, Company Commander, 3d Inf Bn, 15th Inf Regiment, 3d Inf Div, France; S1/Regimental Adjutant, 15th Inf Regiment, 3d Inf Div; S1/Regimental Adjutant, 10th Constabulary Regiment; Instructor, The Infantry School, Staff Dept, Fort Benning, Georgia; Member, Army Field Forces Board No.3 (Inf), Fort Benning, Georgia; Plans and Policies Officer, G1 Section, Headquarters AFFE,  Camp Zama, Japan; Executive Officer, 1st Bn, 75th Inf Regiment, Fort Buckner, Okinawa; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 75th Inf Regiment, Fort Buckner, Okinawa; Executive Officer, AFFEE Matches (Prov) Headquarters RYCOM, Fort Buckner, Okinawa; Personnel Staff Officer, Plans Div/ofc of the Dep Chief of Staff for Personnel, DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief Plans Branch, J5, Headquarters, UNorth Carolina/USFK, Seoul, Korea; Senior Instructor Tactics/Chairman, Attack Committee, Bde and Bn Opn Dept, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Asst Chief of Staff, G1/Dir of Personnel, Headquarters, U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Bde Cmdr, 1st Brigade, 9th Inf Div, Fort Riley, Kansas; Bde Cmdr & C of S, 1st Brigade & Headquarters, 9th Inf Div, Camp Bearcat, SVN; Operations Officer, Pacific Div, JS OJCS, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, OJCS, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Director for Operations, J3, OJCS, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Div Commander, Headquarters, 4th Inf Div, Camp Radcliff, SVN; Deputy CG/C of S, Headquarters, IFFV, Nha Trang, SVN; Director, Inter-American Region, Ofc Asst Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs, OSD, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Korean Order of Military Merit, Chung Mu, Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster (V Device); Air Medal 18th Awd; Commendation Medal; Purple Heart; National Defense Order 5th Class (Vietnam); Gallantry Cross w/Palm and 2 Gold Stars (3 Awds-Vietnam); Army Distinguished Service Order 2d Class (Vietnam); Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class (Vietnam); Staff Service Medal, 1st Class (Vietnam).

More Information

  • Rank

    Major General

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1972

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00588