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Bethel W. Simpson, American army officer. member Joint Production Survey Committee, Joint Chief of Staff, 1945; Member Army Ordnance Association, Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy, Alumni Association Harvard Business School; Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Background

Simpson, Bethel W. was born on July 11, 1888 in Lansing, Michigan, United States. Son of Lieutenant Colonel Wendell Lee (United States Army) and Marian Ottlilie (Wood) Simpson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1911. Graduated from Army Industrial College, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1927. Master of Business Administration, with high distinction, Harvard Grad School of Business Administration, 1936.

Career

Colonel, United States Army), May Byrne. Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1911, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, February 1, 1942. Served with 3d Field Artillery, 1911-1916.

Detailed in Ordnance Department, 1916. Proof officer Sandy Hook Proving Ground, 1916-1917. In charge planning and operation of inspection proving grounds of Ordnance Department, World War I.

Chief engineer Rock Island Arsenal, October 1919-December 1920. Ordnance officer, armament officer and member Field Artillery Board, Fort Sill, 1920-1922. Chief ammunition div., technical staff, Office of Chief of Ordnance, 1922-1926.

Assistant commandant, Ordnance School, 1927-1934. Chief military personnel and training and civilian personnel divisions, Office Chief of Ordnance, 1936-1941. Commanding Ordnance Replacement Training Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland., 1941-1942.

Commanding Ordnance Training Center, Camp Santa Anita, Arcadia, California, 1943-1944. Ordnance officer Army Ground Forces, Washington, District of Columbia, 1944-1945. Member Joint Production Survey Committee, Joint Chief of Staff, 1945.

With rank of colonel, 1945. Brigadier general, 1948.

Membership

Member Joint Production Survey Committee, Joint Chief of Staff, 1945. Member Army Ordnance Association, Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy, Alumni Association Harvard Business School. Club: Army and Navy Country (Arlington, Virginia).

Connections

Married Mary Laure Cecilia Byrne, October 21, 1912. Children: Charles Lee (Lieutenant.

father:
Lieutenant Colonel Wendell Lee (United States Army) Simpson

mother:
Marian Ottlilie (Wood) Simpson

spouse:
Mary Laure Cecilia Byrne

child:
Charles Lee (lt Simpson