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army officer

Wilhelm D. Styer, American army officer. member special commission on reorganization of War Department, 1942; Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers.

Background

Styer, Wilhelm D. was born on July 22, 1893 in Salt Lake City. Son of Henry D. and Bessie (Wilkes) Styer.

Education

Student National Preparatory Academy, 1911-1912. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1916. Graduated from Army General Staff College, Advertising Educational Foundation, 1917, Engineer School, 1919-1920.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1922. Graduated from Army Industrial College, 1940. Doctor Military Science, Pennsylvania Military College, 1943.

Career

1 son, George Delp. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1916, advancing through the grades to Lieutenant general, November 7, 1944. Assistant instructor New Jersey National Guard, 1916. United States Punitive Expedition, Mexico, 1916-1917.

American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1918. Training section Office of Chief of Engineers, 1918-1919. Assistant instructor National Guard of New York, 1920, of Massachusetts, 1921-1922.

Head of Marine Design Division, Office of Chief of Engineers, 1922-1925. Senior military assistant and Executive officer United States District Engineers, with 1st New York Engineer District, then United States District Engineer, 1925-1928. Engineer American Battle Monuments Commission in Europe.

1928-1931; United States district engineer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1931-1936. Assistant engineer, maintenance of Panama Canal, Panama R.R., 1936-1939. Commander Fort McIntosh, Texas, 8th Engineer Squadron, 1940.

Deputy chief of construction, War Department, 1940-1942. Member special commission on reorganization of War Department, 1942. Became chief of staff and deputy commander Army Service Forces.

War Department 1942. Commanding general United States Army Forces of the Western Pacific, June 1945-July 1946. Retired 1947.

Membership

Member special commission on reorganization of War Department, 1942. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, Society American Military Engineers. Clubs: Army-Navy (Washington).

Columbia Country (Chevy Chase, Maryland.).

Connections

Married Dorothea Haeberle, September 23, 1918.

father:
Henry D. Styer

mother:
Bessie (Wilkes) Styer

spouse:
Dorothea Haeberle