Albert Watson FOREMAN Edit Profile
Public and Private Schools. Graduate. Army Service School, 1915, Army War College, 1921.
I. Served, Second Lieutenant, First Delegate, Infantry. during Spanish-American War, 1898. Served, First Lieutenant, Captain, 41st United States Vols., Infantry., 1899-1901. Appointed First Lieutenant, Regular Army and assigned, 12th United States Infantry., 1901.
Served, Philippine Islands, 1899-1902. During Philippine Insurrection served member Staff, General Fred D. Grant and Lloyd Wheaton. Promoted Captain, Infantry., United States Army, 1910, Major, 1917, Lieutenant Colonel, 1920, Colonel, since 1927.
During World War served, Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry., National. Army, 1917; promoted Colonel Infantry., United States Army, 1918. Reverted, Regular Army, 1920.
Served, G.-l, Quartermaster, 80th Division. Detailed General Staff, American Expeditionary Forces, 1918 and assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff, 5 United States Army Corps. Promoted Colonel, Infantry., 1918 for distinguished services during St. Mihiel operations.
Cited General Orders, 5th Corps, 1918 for distinguished ability and meritorious services as a General Staff Officer during operations west of Meuse River against enemy. Detailed, Acting Chief of Staff, 5th Corps under command General Summerall, 1919. Detailed as Assistant Chief Staff, G-l, 8th Corps, Under Command of General Henry T. Allen.
Detailed to command American Expeditionary Forces Press Special Train conveying and lecturing to newspaper repr. throughout American Battle Fields, Army of Occupation in Germany, Republican, Yale (New York City), University (White Plains).
Member Order Founders and Patriots American, Huguenot Society N.E., S.A.R., Mayflower Descendants, Military Order of Carabao, 80th Division Veterans Association, Military Order World War, Infantry Association (Washington), Society American Wars, Commandery Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Society Colonial Wars, S.R., Magna Charta Society (papers finally completed and accepted just prior to death), Ancient and Honorary Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Society War 1812, American Legion. A “freeman” of Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay in N.E. Mason (Lafayette Lodge Northern 14, Armed Forces and A.M. of Wilmington, Delaware), Sojourner, Heroes of ’76.
Clubs: Army Athletic Association (West Point).
Married Rebecca Marchand Conner Milligan, September 17, 1901 (died 1930).