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James Garesche Ord, American army officer.


Ord, James Garesche was born on October 18, 1886 in Fort Lewis, Colorado, United States. Son of Major Edward Otho Cresap Ord II, United States Army, and Mary Frances (Norton) O.


Is 4th in direct line of the United States Army officers. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1909. Student School of Musketry, Monterey, California, 1910, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1921-1922, Command and General staff schedul, 1923-1924, Army War College, 1928-1929.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1909, advanced through ranks to major general, 1944. On Mexican border, central Alaska, 1909-1917. Instructor 1st Plattsburg Camp, 1916.

At Culver Military Academy, and O.T.C., at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1917. With American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1917-1919, participated in Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Argonne campaigns, occupation of Rhineland. Operations staff officer, 1st Army Corps and 3d Army.

On staff, 9th Corps Area, San Francisco, 1919-1921. War Plans Division, War Department General Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, 1930-1934. Instructor Command and General staff schedul, 1924-1928.

Major, 30th Infantry, 1929-1930. Commanding Fort Washington, Maryland., 1934-1936. Director, Infantry Board, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1936-1938.

Commanding 57th Infantry, P.I., 1938-1940. Senior instructor, Pennsylvania National Guard, June to October, 1940. Brigadier general, 1st Division, commanding Army contingents of Special Task Force, specializing with Atlantic Fleet in landing operations, 1940-1942.

Commanding 28th Infantry Division, 1942. Chairman, Joint Brazil-United States Defense Commission since June 1942. United States Army delegate on the Inter-American Defense Board, since February 1943.*.


Married Irene H. Walsh, April. Children: James Gareshe, Junior.

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