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Jay Leland Benedict, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit.


Benedict, Jay Leland was born on April 14, 1882 in Hastings, Nebraska, United States. Son of Fred Jay and Eliza (Calvert) Benedict.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Honorary graduated from Command and General Staff School, 1925. Graduated from Army War College, 1926.


1 daughter, Margaret Ann (wife of Captain Wilbur H. Vinson, Junior, United States Army). Private and sergeant Nebraska National Guard, 1898-1899. Second in command Lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1904, and advanced through the grades to major general, October 2, 1940.

Instructor United States Military Academy, 1908-1912 and 1916-1917. Major and lieutenant colonel field artillery and colonel infantry during World War I. General staff War Department, 1920-1924, and 1926-1930.

Inspector general Hawaiian Department, 1930-1934. Chief of staff 8th Corps Area, 1937-1938. Superintendent United States Military Academy, 1938-1940.

Commanding 4th Army Corps, November 1940-September 1941. Commanding 9th Corps Area, 1941-1942. On duty in War Department, 1942-1946.

Retd. May 1, 1946.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Army-Navy Country.


Married Doctor.

Fred Jay Benedict

Eliza (Calvert) Benedict