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Donald Allister Robinson, American army officer. member Haskell Mission to Armenia and with Army of Occupation, Germany, to March 1921; Member Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy, United States Cavalry Association.

Background

Robinson, Donald Allister was born on March 29, 1881 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Herbert Fisk and Mary (Patton) Robinson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University S. Military Academy, 1906. Graduate Mounted Service School, 1912, Cavalry School, 1924, Command and General staff schedul, 1925, Army War College, 1933.

Career

General B. A. Poore, July 24, 1917. Children—Donald Allister, Carleton Fisk, Priscilla Poore, Cynthia Patton. Private Troop B, 3d Cavalry, Spanish-American War, 1898.

Second in command, Lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1906. Transferred to cavalry, 1907, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, January 29, 1941. Served with 29th Infantry, 11th Cavalry, 15th Cavalry in Cuba, Philippines and United States, 1906-1917.

Major and lieutenant colonel General Staff, with American Expeditionary Forces, France, World War. Member Haskell Mission to Armenia and with Army of Occupation, Germany, to March 1921. Bureau of the Budget, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1923.

With 4th Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, 11th Cav at various stations, 1923-1935. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1928-1930. Assistant chief of Staff G-3, Philippine Department, 1935-1937.

Commanded 12th Cavalry, 1937-1939. Chief of staff, 1st Cavalry Division, 1939-1940. Chief of staff 9th Army Corps, 1940-1941.

Chief of staff, 2d Army, March-November 1914. Commanding general, Cavalry Replacement Training Center, United States Army, November 1941-December 1942. Retired March 31, 1943.

Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, World War I, Distinguished Service Medal Oak Leaf Cluster, World World War II, Spanish-American War medal, Army of Cuban Pacificiation medal, World War Victory medal with 2 battle clasps, Army of Occupation (Germany) Service medal, Defense Service medal.

Membership

Member Haskell Mission to Armenia and with Army of Occupation, Germany, to March 1921. Member Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy, United States Cavalry Association.

Connections

Married Priscilla Carleton, d, Major. Children: Donald Allister, Carleton Fisk, Priscilla Poore, Cynthia Patton.

father:
Herbert Fisk Robinson

mother:
Mary (Patton) Robinson

spouse:
Priscilla Carleton

children:
Donald Allister Robinson

Carleton Fisk Robinson

Priscilla Poore Robinson

Cynthia Patton Robinson