Log In

Perry Lester Miles Edit Profile

army officer

Perry Lester Miles, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican Border and Victory medals (United States); officer Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with Palm (France).


Miles, Perry Lester was born on October 15, 1873 in Westerville, Ohio, United States. Son of James A. and Mary (Longwell) Miles.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1895, Army School of the Line, 1916, General staff schedul, 1920, Army War College, 1921.


Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, United States Army, June 12, 1895, and advanced through grades to colonel, July 1, 1920. Brigadier general, February 1, 1932. Commanded 1st, 2d, 16th Brigs. and 1st Division.

Served in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Mexican border, World War. Retired October 31, 1937.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Infantry Soldier: Notes for the Private and Corporal. Co-Author: Vol. 4 of Tactical Principles and Decisions, 1923. Contributor articles on military subjects.


Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Mary Latta Stott, December 28, 1921.

James A. Miles

Mary (Longwell) Miles

Mary Latta Stott