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Harrison Alan Gerhardt, American corporation executive. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with cluster, Order White Lion, Distinguished Military Medal Merit (Czechoslovakia); Order Ulchi (Korea); Knight Officer (Italy); honorary citizen Washington State.


Gerhardt, Harrison Alan was born on January 9, 1909 in Brooklyn. Son of Jacob Herman and Rose (Schneider) Gerhardt.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1932. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1942. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1943, Armed Forces Staff College, 1947, National War College, 1952.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, C.A.C., United States Army, 1932, advanced through grades to major general, 1961. Assigned C.A. School, 1938-1939, United States Military Academy, 1939-1943, War Department General Staff, 1943. Executive officer Office Assistant Secretary War, 1943-1945.

United States secretary Allied Control Council, Berlin, 1945-1948. Assigned Department Army General Staff, 1948-1949. Special assistant to the United States High Commissioner, Germany, 1949-1951.

Division director Department Defense, 1952-1954. Commanding officer 19th ARAD Group, 1954-1955. Faculty National War College, 1955-1956.

Commanding general 31st Artillery Brigade, Tacoma, 1957-1958. Chief staff I Corps, Korea, 1958-1959. Deputy chief legislative liaison Department Army, 1959-1961, chief, 1961-1962.

Commanding general Southern European Task Force, Italy, 1962-1964, 1st ARAD COM Region, 1964-1967. Project director United Nations Association, New York City, 1967-1969. President Norala, Inc.

Military adviser Council of Foreign Ministers, 1947, 49, 50, 54, 3d General Assembly United Nations, 1948, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Ministerial Council, 1952, 53, 54.


Member Smithsonian Institution, Royal Arcanum, American Academy Political Science Association United States Army, West Point Society, Council Foreign Relations, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, United Nations Association United States of America (directory). Club: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Eleanor Mason, June 21, 1949.

Jacob Herman Gerhardt

Rose (Schneider) Gerhardt

Eleanor Mason