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army officer

Earl Mcfarland, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Army Citation.

Background

Mcfarland, Earl was born on July 7, 1883 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of James Davis and Mathilda (Steele) Mcfarland.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1906. Graduate Ordnance School Technology, 1911, Ordnance School of Application, 1912. Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1923, Command and General staff schedul, 1931, Army Industrial College, 1933, Army War College, 1934.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, artillery, 1906, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1938. Professor ordnances and gunnery and head department United States Military Academy, 1924-1929. Assistant Chief of Ordnance, United States Army, 1938-1942.

Became commanding officer Springfield (Massachusetts) Armory, June 1942. Retired from active service, 1943. Elected superintendent Staunton (Virginia) Military Academy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of a United States Military Academy textbook.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, War College (Washington).

Connections

Married Mary Edith Cole, June 30, 1911. Children: Mary Ann (Mistress.

father:
James Davis Mcfarland

mother:
Mathilda (Steele) Mcfarland

spouse:
Mary Edith Cole

child:
Mary Ann (Mrs Mcfarland