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army officer , educator.

Gerald Alford Counts, American army officer, educator. Decorated Legion of Merit with cluster, Bronze Star; Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France); Order of Leopold, Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium); Courone de Chene (Luxembourg); Order British Empire. Member American Society Engineering Education, American Society Military Engineers, Kappa Alpha.

Background

Counts, Gerald Alford was born on September 24, 1895 in Ranger, Texas, United States. Son of John Ellis and Willa Bailey (Shelton) Counts.

Education

Student of University California at Berkeley, 1913-1914. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1917. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921.

Postgraduate California Institute Technology, 1930-1931.

Career

1 daughter, Anne Harris (Mistress John M. Minor). Commissioned Second lieutenant C.E., United States Army, 1917, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1957. Assigned 109th Engineers, 604th Engineers, 6th Engineers, World War I.

River and harbor engineering Los Angeles, Galveston engineer districts, also field charge construction Houston Ship Channel, 1921-1925. Faculty United States Military Academy, 1925-1930, 31—, acting professor physics, 1931-1934, professor physics, 1934-1946, head department physics and chemistry, 1946-1957, dean academic board, since 1957. Deputy chief engineer Mediterranean Theatre of Operations, 1943-1944.

Deputy G-4, 12th Army Group, Normandy to Germany, German occupation, World World War II. Retired, 1959.

Membership

Member American Society Engineering Education, American Society Military Engineers, Kappa Alpha.

Connections

Married Anne Earle Harris, November 21, 1921.

father:
John Ellis Counts

mother:
Willa Bailey (Shelton) Counts

spouse:
Anne Earle Harris