Clovis E. Byers Edit Profile
Student Ohio State University, 1917-1918. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Student Cavalry School, 1920-1921, 30-31, Signal School, 1923-1924.
Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1936, Army War College, 1940.
1 son, Clayton Potter. Commissioned Second lieutenant cavalry, United States Army, 1920, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1955. Chief staff 77th Division, 1942, 1st Corps, 1942-1943, 8th Army, 1944.
Commanding general 82d Airborne Division, 1948-1949. Deputy assistant chief staff G-1, Department of Army, 1949-1951. Commanding general X Corps, Korea, 1951, XVI Corps, Japan, 1952.
Chief staff Allied Forces Southern Europe, 1952-1954. Deputy commanding National War College, 1954-1955. Commandant North Atlantic Treaty Organization Defense College, Paris, 1955-1957.
Military adviser assistant secretary defense for international security affairs, 1957-1959. Retired, 1959; executive vice president Council Economics Growth and Security, Inc., New York City, 1960-1961, now member board directors. Vice president General Telephone & electronics corporation, Washington, 1961-1968.
Member Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Phi Gamma Delta. Clubs: Army and Navy, Chevy Chase, 1925 F Street, Carlton (Washington).
Married Marie Richards, July 14, 1921.
Grand cross King George I (Greece). Commendater Order Italian Republic. Military Merit medal Philippine Republic.
Grand officer Order Leopold II with palm. Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium). Presidential Unit citation (Korea).