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army officer

Robert Emmet Callan, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; Commander Order of the Crown (Italy); Officer Legion of Honor (France). Catholic. member Torpedo Board, Fort Totten, 1904-1907; member Artillery Mission in France, Italy, England and United States January-May 1919.

Background

Callan, Robert Emmet was born on March 24, 1874 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Son of Frank J. and Sarah (Riley) Callan.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1896.

Career

Commissioned add. Second lieutenant 5th Artillery, June 12, 1896. Promoted through grades lieutenant colonel, July 19, 1916. Colonel (temporary), August 5, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., August 8, 1918. Brigadier general regular army, June 9, 1921, major general, April 1, 1931. In campaign, Western Puerto Rico, 1898.

Instructor mathematics, United States Military Academy, 1899-1903. Member Torpedo Board, Fort Totten, 1904-1907. Assistant to chief of Coast Artillery, 1907-1912.

Commander Fort Andrews, Massachusetts, 1912-1914. President Coast Artillery Board, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1914-1915. Duty General Staff Corps, Philippine Department, 1915-1917.

Organized 65th Regiment Heavy Artillery, and arrived in France in command of regiment, April 8, 1918. Chief of staff of Army Artillery, 1st Army, June-August 1918. Commander 33d Heavy Artillery Brig., August-December 1918.

Member Artillery Mission in France, Italy, England and United States January-May 1919. Assigned duty with technical staff, Ordnance Department, June 1, 1919. Graduate Army War College, June 1, 1921.

Commanding 2d Coast Artillery District Headquarters, Fort Totten, New York, July-November 1921. Commanding Panama Coast Artillery District Headquarters, Fort Amador, Canal Zone, 1921-1924. Commanding Third Coast Artillery District, and Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1924-1929.

Commanding Hawaiian Separate Coast Artillery Brigade, headquarters, Fort De Russy, July 1929-January 1931. Assistant chief of staff, War Department, Washington, January 1931-January 1935. Commanding 3d Corps Area.

Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland., February 18, 1935-January 31, 1936.

Membership

Member Torpedo Board, Fort Totten, 1904-1907. Member Artillery Mission in France, Italy, England and United States January-May 1919.

Connections

Married Margaret Valentine Kelly, October 10, 1912.

father:
Frank J. Callan

mother:
Sarah (Riley) Callan

spouse:
Margaret Valentine Kelly