This item is certified authentic by JG Autographs and comes with their Letter of Authenticity. (June 14, 1917 - July 11, 2008) was a.
Four star general who served as Commanding General. United States Continental Army Command. United States Army Forces Command.
From 1973 to 1974, and. Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. He was the first commander of United States Army Forces Command and a member of the Association of the United States Army's Advisory Board of Directors since 1984.In 1939 and was commissioned in the field artillery and assigned to the. During World War II he fought in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. In December 1944, while in France, he was wounded in. And evacuated to the United States, returning to Europe in 1945 and assigned to the Theater Operations Division of the War Department's General Staff.
As a brigadier general Kerwin took command of the. During the 1960s he held various flag officer billets to include Chief of Staff. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army for Personnel, and Commanding General of the Continental Army Command, later spilt into two, Forces Command and Training and Doctrine Command. Kerwin is heralded as the champion of the "One Army" or "Total Army" concept. This concept, which became a reality under his leadership, recognized the indispensable role of the Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve as equal partners with the active Army in executing defense policy and in preparing for war.Recognized by his commanders and peers as an innovative artilleryman, Kerwin developed a system of massing fires that contributed immeasurably to the success of the Allied landings at Anzio Beachhead. After World War II, he attended the. And served in various assignments, including Plans and Operations Officer at the.
Commander of the 56th Artillery Group. And Deputy Director in the Army's Office of the Chief of Research and Development. On October 29, 1974 Kerwin became. During the army's transition to an all-volunteer force and post-Vietnam War restructuring.