Cornelius Edward Ryan Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, University Connecticut, 1918. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1924-1925. Graduate French Tank School, Versailles, France, 1928.
Graduated from Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1939.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1917, advanced through grades to major general, 1952. With Advertising Educational Foundation, World War I. Assigned European campaigns, World World War II.
Commander United States garrison, Berlin, Germany, 1946-1947. Representative United States to Berlin Allied Kommandatura. Commander Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, 1949-1951, Pennsylvania Military District, 1949-1950, Fort Dix, New Jersey, 1953-1955.
Commanding general 101st Airborne division, 9th Infantry Division, then 69th Infantry Division. Chief Korean Military Advisory Group, 1951-1953. Chief Military Assistance Advisory Group to France, 1956, 57.
Executive vice chairman President’s Committee on Government Contracts, 1957. Now director multilateral finance division United States Mission to North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also United States representative infrastructure committee North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Member American Legion, Military Order World Wars, Phi Kappa Tau, Eta Lambda Sigma, Phi Phi.
Married Inez Marie Brown, May 18, 1931. Children: Walter Joseph, Edward Francis, Elizabeth Anne.
Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France). Ulchi Distinguished Military Service medal with gold star, Presidential Unit citation, Taekuk Distinguished Military Service medal with silver star (Korea). Order of Merit of Adolphe de Nassau (Luxembourg).
Order Orange Nassau (Netherlands). Commemorative Cross (Poland). Commander British Empire.