A. Franklin Kibler Edit Profile
Student Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia, 1906-1908. Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1912. Post graduate work University of Wisconsin, 1914-1915.
Graduate Signal Corps School, 1921, Field Artillery School, 1923, Command and General Staff School, 1935, Army War College, 1938.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, August 1917, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1944. Commanded battery of Field Artillery during World War I. Member President’s Economics and Social Mission to B. West Indies, 1940.
Senior Army member United States Military Mission to French W. Africa, 1942.
Member President’s Economics and Social Mission to B. West Indies, 1940. Member War Department General Staff, 1939-1942. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).
Married to Clara Fickel, September 23, 1918. Children: Virginia Claire (Mistress Samuel L. Obenschain), Robert Franklin.
Commander Order Orange-Nassau (Netherlands). Commander Order Leopold II, Croix de Guerre with Palm (Belgium). Commander with Crown, Order Civil and Military Merit of Adolph of Nassau, Croix de Guerre (Luxembourg).
War Cross (Czechoslovakia).