James Walker Benet, American army officer. Member Loyal Legion. Agnostic.; Club: Union (Troy, New York.
Benet, James Walker was born on July 16, 1857 in at Richmond, Kentucky, United States. Son of Brig. General Stephen V. (chief of ordnance United States of America) and Laura (Walker) B.
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1880, graduate Artillery School, 1884.
Commissioned Second lieutenant 15th Infantry, June 12, 1880. Translations to 5th Artillery, March 18, 1881. First lieutenant, July 18, 1886.
Translations to ordnance, October 26, 1886. Captain, June 12, 1894. Major, January 19, 1904.
Lieutenant colonel, August 9, 1907. Colonel, August 5, 1911. Assistant, Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, 1890-1894.
At Bethlehem Iron Works, S. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1894-1898. Inspector ordnance, headquarters Buffalo, 1898-1899. Assistant, Watervliet Arsenal, New York, 1899-1904, Rock Island (Illinois) Arsenal, 1904-1905.
Commanding Benicia (California) Arsenal, and armament officer Western Department, 1905-1911. Commanding Augusta (Georgia) Arsenal, August 1911-March 1919. Commanding Ordnance Training Corps, Camp Hancock, Augusta, Georgia, June 1918-February 1919.
Commanding Watervliet Arsenal, New York, since March 1919.
Member Loyal Legion. Agnostic. Club: Union (Troy, New York.
Married Frances Neill Rose, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 25, 1883.