Sladen, Fred Winchester was born on November 24, 1867 in Massachusetts, United States. Son of late Major Joseph A. (United States Army) and Martha (Winchester) S.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1890.
October 8, 1903; children—Elizabeth Morris, Fred Winchester. Commissioned Second lieutenant 14th infantry, June 12, 1890. Promoted through grades to major general, January 19, 1924.
Duty in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, to 1897. Aide to Major General E. S. Otis, on Pacific Coast and while military governor of Philippines, 1897-1900. Duty United States Military Academy, 1900-1904.
Relief work, San Francisco, after earthquake and fire, April-June 1906. Secretary General Staff Corps, 1907-1911. Commandant of cadets, United States Military Academy, 1911-1914.
In China, 1914-1916; on Mexican border, 1916-1917. Commandant 1st and 2d O.T.C., Presidio, San Francisco, May-October 1917. Secretary War Department General Staff, 1917-1918.
Commanded 5th Infantry Brig., 3d Regular Division, France and Germany, April 1918-August 1919, during Aisne defensive, Château Thierry defensive sector, Champagne-Marne defensive, Aisne-Marne offensive, St. Mihil and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and march into and occupation of Germany. Commanded 1st Brig. American Forces in Germany, September 1919-July 1921. Commanded Fort Sheridan, October 1921-April 1922.
Superintendent and commandant United States Military Academy, July 1922-March 23, 1926. Commanding Philippine Department, Manila, 1920-1928, 3d Corps Area, Baltimore, Maryland., 1928-1931. Retired, November 30, 1931.
Clubs: University (New York).
Married Elizabeth Lefferts. Children: Elizabeth Morris, Fred Winchester.