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army officer

Frank Needham Roberts, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Navy Cross; Honorary Commander Order British Empire. member board national estimates Central Intelligence Agency, 1958-1960.; Member Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Background

Roberts, Frank Needham was born on December 28, 1897 in Oskaloosa, Kansas, United States. Son of Francis Henry and Daisy May (Needham) Roberts.

Education

Student Baker University, 1915-1917. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1920. Graduate Infantry School, 1921, Command and General staff schedul, 1940.

Career

July 1920, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1955. Instructor Infantry School 1921-1923. Served in Philippines, 1924-1927.

Instructor United States Military Academy, 1927-1931. Served with 30th Infantry, Presidio of San Francisco, 1931-1934. Language officer and assistant military attache, China, 1934-1938.

Commanding battalion, 20th Infantry, Fort Warren, Wyoming, 1940-1941. Military Intelligence Division, War Department General Staff, 1941-1942. Assistant chief of staff, G-2, United States Army Forces, China-Burma-India, 1942.

Operations Division, War Department General Staff, August 1942. Chief of staff, United States military mission to Moscow, 1944. Military attache to American Embassy, Moscow, October 1945.

American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1946. Professor military science and tactics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1948-1950. Military adviser to special assistant to the President, also to director M.S.A., member National Security Council Planning Board, 1950-1953.

Chief staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy, 1954-1956. Commanding general Fort MacArthur, California, and chief California Military District, 1956-1958. Member board national estimates Central Intelligence Agency, 1958-1960.

Membership

Member board national estimates Central Intelligence Agency, 1958-1960. Member Sigma Phi Epsilon.

Connections

Married Clara Reeder McCoy, October 7, 1920. Children: Frank N., Margaret E. Commissioned Second lieutenant in the Infantry.

father:
Francis Henry Roberts

mother:
Daisy May (Needham) Roberts

spouse:
Clara Reeder McCoy

children:
Margaret E. Commissioned Second lieutenant in the Infantry Roberts

Frank N. Roberts