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army officer

Joseph Alexander Atkins, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1920; Victory medal (four major engagement clasps), 1918.

Background

Atkins, Joseph Alexander was born on November 13, 1879 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Son of Elisha Clay and Alice (Alexander) Atkins.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Emory College, 1898. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Attended General Staff College, Langres, France, 1918, Army War College, 1929-1930, Field Officers Course, Chemical Welfare Service School, 1930.

Career

1 daughter, Harriotte W. Commissioned Second lieutenant, Infantry, United States Army, 1904, and advanced through grades to colonel Infantry, 1935. Brigadier general, 1940. Assistant chief of staff, 3d and 36th Divisions, American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919.

With War Department General Staff, 1920-1923, secretary, 1925-1929. Chief of staff, 2d Division, 1940, 8th Army Corps, 1940. Chief of staff, 3d Army, 1940.

Retired, October 31, 1941.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

There are different understandings about the Bible's authority in our lives. The task of every believer is to use different Bible translations and commentaries in order to discover the word of God.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy, Army, Navy and Marine Country (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Nancy Winchester, October 18, 1904.

father:
Elisha Clay Atkins

mother:
Alice (Alexander) Atkins

spouse:
Nancy Winchester