Joseph M. Swing Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1915. Graduate Field Artillery School, 1926, Command and General staff schedul, 1927, Army War College, 1935.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1915, and advanced through the grades to Lieutenant general, February 1951. Served on Punitive Expedition, Mexico, 1916. Commanded Headquarters Battery, 8th Field Artillery, Fort Bliss, 1916.
Instructor 1st O.T.C., Fort Meyer, Virginia, April-May 1917. Aide de camp to General March, Washington, District of Columbia, 1917. Adjutant and captain, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, France, August 1917-March 1918.
War Department General Staff, Washington, District of Columbia, March 1918. Aide de camp to chief of staff, April 1918-May 1919. Commanding 1st Batn., 11th Field Artillery, Hawaii, 1920-1925, 9th Field Artillery Batn., Fort Des Moines, 1925-1926.
Instructor Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, 1927-1931. Office Chief of Field Artillery, Washington, District of Columbia, 1931-1934. Executive 6th Field Artillery, Fort Hoyle, Maryland., 1936-1938.
General Staff, 2d Division, Fort Sam Houston, 1938-1940. Commanded artillery 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, 1940-1941. Commanding artillery, 82d Infantry Division, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, 1942.
Commanding general 11th Air Force Division, Camp Mackell, North Carolina, February 1942. Commanded 11th Airborne Division in retaking Manila, February 1945, and in occupation of Japan, August 1945. Commanding general 1st Corps, 1948.
Participated in New Guinea, Leyte and Luzon campaigns. Commanding general Artillery Center and commandant Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1949-1950. Commandant Army War College, commanding general Fort Leavenworth 1950-1951.
Commanding general of Sixth Army, 1951-1954. Retired from army, 1954. Commissioner of immigration and naturalization Department of Justice, from 1954.
Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington).
Married Josephine Mary March, June 8, 1918. Children: Joseph March, Mary Annual.
Bronze Star Medal; legionnaire of Legion of Merit; Air Medal; Silver Star; Legion of Merit Distinguished Service Cross; Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Air Medal; Commanding GeneralDecorations Distinguished Service Cross Decorations Distinguished Service Cross Army Distinguished Service Medal Silver Star with two oak leaf clusters Legion of Merit Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters Air Medal with oak leaf cluster He died on December 9, 1984, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.