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Black circle field behind 3 stars of LTG Daniel Van Voorhis garrison cap

Started by roadrunner , Jun 19 2017 01:34 PM

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#1 roadrunner

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

Hello

What does the black circle mean ?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

It was an early-war way of designating the officer's brach. It was discussed further on this thread: http://www.usmilitar...n-overseas-cap/

 

Really interesting!



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

Thank you for your quick response.
I thought I had read something about it, but I could not remember when and where.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:18 PM

I wonder why he was demoted at a time many were being promoted?



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:08 AM

I wonder why he was demoted at a time many were being promoted?

 

A third case history illustrates how Marshall kept his eye on those who demonstrated loyalty and capability. In 1941 Major General Daniel Van Voorhis, head of the Caribbean Defense Command, set up by General Marshall to provide greater unity in that area, irritated the Chief of Staff by his disagreements with the Air Forces commander, Major General Frank M. Andrews. Despite Marshall’s earlier warning that coordination with the Army Air Forces was exceedingly important and required “very special treatment” and that he had sent Andrews so that “a very competent man” would be available for that purpose, Van Voorhis continued to differ with his colleague. When Andrews finally convinced the Chief of Staff that Van Voorhis was improperly handling air matters, Marshall shifted the Caribbean commander to the Fifth Corps Area and appointed Andrews as his successor.

 

Source:  Organizer of Victory – Chapter 06 – Facets of Command

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