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John Hull
""John E Hull.jpg
Chair of the "President's Intelligence Advisory Board
In office
March 1, 1958 – January 20, 1961
President "Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by "James Killian
Succeeded by "James Killian
"Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
In office
October 7, 1953 – April 1, 1955
President "Dwight Eisenhower
Preceded by "Mark Clark
Succeeded by "Max Taylor
Personal details
Born (1895-05-26)May 26, 1895
"Greenfield, "Ohio, "U.S.
Died June 10, 1975(1975-06-10) (aged 80)
"Washington, D.C., "U.S.
Education "Miami University ("BS)
Awards "Silver Star
"Legion of Merit
Military service
Allegiance  "United States
Service/branch  "United States Army
Years of service 1917–1955
Rank ""US-O10 insignia.svg "General
Commands "Far East Command
"United States Army Pacific
Battles/wars "World War I
"World War II

John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895, "Greenfield, Ohio – June 10, 1975) was a U.S. Army general, former "Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded "Far East Command from 1953–1955 and the "U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both "world wars and was a contemporary of General "George Marshall and General "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 1953-1955 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[edit]

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

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Military offices
Preceded by
"Wade Haislip
"Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Succeeded by
"Charles Bolte
Political offices
Preceded by
"Mark Clark
"Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
Succeeded by
"Max Taylor
Government offices
Preceded by
"James Killian
Chair of the "President's Intelligence Advisory Board
Succeeded by
"James Killian
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