John Reed Hodge (June 12, 1893 – November 12, 1963) was a extremely adorned officer of the United States Army with the rank of common. His closing task earlier than retiring was as Chief of Army Field Forces from 1952 to 1953.
Hodge was promoted to common on 5 July 1952. His closing task was as Chief of Army Field Forces from 8 May 1952 till he retired from navy service on June 30, 1953.
Hodge then returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command V US Corps from 1948 to 1950. After the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, he was named the commanding common of the US Third Army, primarily based within the United States of America, and never in Korea.
From 1945 to 1948, Hodge was the navy governor of South Korea beneath the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK). He took his corps to Korea beneath orders of General MacArthur, touchdown at Incheon on 9 September 1945. He was the commanding officer receiving the give up of all Japanese forces in Korea south of the thirty eighth parallel.
Hodge was appointed commanding officer of the newly activated XXIV Corps in Hawaii and took part within the Battle of Leyte inside Philippines Campaign and later in Battle of Okinawa. He obtained Army Distinguished Service Medals for every of those campaigns. Hodge was promoted to the non permanent rank of lieutenant common in June 1945.
After three months of service with forty third Division, Hodge was given command of the twenty third “Americal” Infantry Division on Fiji Islands. He subsequently commanded the Americal Division in the course of the Bougainville marketing campaign.
The twenty fifth Division was despatched abroad to Guadalcanal in November 1942. Hodge stayed with twenty fifth Division till April 1943, when he was promoted to the rank of main common and transferred to the non permanent command of the forty third Infantry Division, the place he relieved Major General John H. Hester, who was exhausted from fight. Hodge commanded the forty third Division in the course of the combats in Northern Solomons and was adorned with the Army Distinguished Service Medal for his service.
At the start of World War II, Hodge served as chief of workers of the VII Corps beneath the command of Major General Robert C. Richardson Jr., positioned in California as part of the Western Defense Command. He was promoted to the non permanent rank of brigadier common in June 1942 and transferred to the twenty fifth Infantry Division in Hawaii, the place he was appointed assistant division commander and deputy of Major General Joseph Lawton Collins.
Remaining within the Army following the top of the battle, he taught navy science at Mississippi State University from 1921 to 1925 and graduated from the Infantry School in 1926. After a posting to Hawaii, he graduated from the Command and General Staff School, the Army War College, and the Air Corps Tactical School.
Born in Golconda, Illinois, Hodge attended Southern Illinois Teachers College and the University of Illinois. After finishing an officer indoctrination program on the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Sheridan, he obtained a direct fee within the Army as an infantry second lieutenant in 1917. He served in World War I in France and Luxembourg.