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Douglas Valentine Johnson

army officer , government official.

Douglas Valentine Johnson, American army officer, government official. Decorated Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon.

Background

Johnson, Douglas Valentine was born on September 27, 1900 in at Dansville, Virginia, United States. Son of Edgar T. and Edna L. (Oliver) Johnson.

Education

Bachelor of Science in C.E., Virginia Military Institute, 1922.

Career

Virginia National Guard, 1922-1923. Commnd. Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, 1923, advanced through grades to major general, 1955. Various assignments, United States, Philippines, 1923-1942.

Operations div. War Department General Staff, Washington, 1942-1944. Assistant G-3, VII Corps, United Kingdom and France, 1944. Commanding officer 223d Field Artillery Group, Pacific, 1944-1946.

Chief of staff Western Pacific Base Command, also commndg. officer Army Ground Forces, Saipan, 1946-1947. Assistant G-3 1st Army, Governor’s Island, 1947. Staff National Security Council, also assistant chief and chief plans div., G-3, Department of Army General Staff, 1947-1951.

Commanding general 43 Infantry Division Artillery, Augsburg, Germany, 1952-1953. Assistant chief of staff G-3, also deputy chief of staff operations United States Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, 1953-1955. Deputy chief umpire Exercise Sage Brush, Langley Field, Virginia, 1955.

Deputy commanding general, also chief of staff 3d Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 1956-1957. Director plans and policy Office Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1958-1960, retired 1960. Director policy review Office Assistant Secretary Defense, 1960-1964.

Consultant Research Analysis Corporation, McLean, Virginia, 1965-1977.

Connections

Married Helen J., Ingold, December 28, 1938. Children: Douglas Valentine, Jeanne L. Private.

father:
Edgar T. Johnson

mother:
Edna L. (Oliver) Johnson

spouse:
Helen J.

children:
Douglas Valentine Johnson

Jeanne L. Pvt Johnson