Llewellyn William Oliver
Colonel, United States Army
William Oliver of Michigan
Appointed Cadet, United States Military Academy from Nichigan, 15 June 1895 (67)
Second Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 15 February 1899
Transferred to the 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 3 January 1900
First Lieutenant, 8th U. S. Cavalry, 2 February 1901
Born in Escanaba, Michigan, Llewellyn William Oliverís first assignment was in Cuba, like many of his classmates. He also served at Fort Riley, Kansas; many years later as the Director of the Department of Tactics, Assistant Commandant; and finally as the Regimental Commander of the 2d U.S. Cavalry. He was an instructor in the Tactical Department at West Point from 1906-1910. Oliver also served two tours in the Philippines. After his second tour in 1917, he became the Chief of Staff at Hoboken, for which he earned the Distinguished Service Medal from the Army and the Navy Cross from the Navy.
Oliver graduated from many schools, including the French Cavalry School, The Command and General Staff School, and the War College.
Colonel Oliverís last assignment before retirement was as the Chief of Staff of the IV Corps Area, Atlanta, Georgia.
He was recalled to active duty in 1941 and served as chief of the Intelligence Section, Transportation Corps, in the War Department until he reached the mandatory retirement age.
He died in Washington, DC, on 14 Jun 1944 at
Oliver, Llewellyn W.
Colonel, U.S. Army
Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey
Date Of Action: World War I Era
The Navy Cross is awarded to Llewellyn W. Oliver,
Colonel, United States Army, for distinguished service in the line of his
profession as Chief of Staff at the Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, New Jersey.