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John E. Hull

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John Hull
Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board
In office
March 1, 1958 – January 20, 1961
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byJames Killian
Succeeded byJames Killian
Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
In office
October 7, 1953 – April 1, 1955
PresidentDwight Eisenhower
Preceded byMark Clark
Succeeded byMax Taylor
Personal details
Born(1895-05-26)May 26, 1895
Greenfield, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 1975(1975-06-10) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
EducationMiami University (BS)
AwardsSilver Star
Legion of Merit
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1917–1955
CommandsFar East Command
United States Army Pacific
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II

John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895 –June 10, 1975) was a United States Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953 to 1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948 to 1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of generals George Marshall and Omar Bradley. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer.

Hull was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College.

Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific. From 1953 to 1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War. This was his last major assignment before retiring on April 30, 1955.

Other significant assignments for Hull involved major staff duties in Washington, D.C. Among these were Director of the Weapons Evaluation Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the outbreak of World War II he was assigned to the War Department. Hull died on June 10, 1975.

Awards and decorations

Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
World War I Victory Medal with four service stars
World War II Victory Medal
Korean Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal for Korea
Army Staff Identification Badge

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See also


  1. ^ GEN Hull in the Hall of Valor
  2. ^ "General John E. Hull Biography". Archived from the original on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2012-06-12.

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document: "[1]".

Military offices Preceded byWade Haislip Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army1951–1953 Succeeded byCharles Bolte Political offices Preceded byMark Clark Governor of the Ryukyu Islands1953–1955 Succeeded byMax Taylor Government offices Preceded byJames Killian Chair of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board1958–1961 Succeeded byJames Killian
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