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James Edward Moore

James Edward Moore (November 29, 1902 – January 28, 1986) was a United States Army four-star common who served because the United States High Commissioner of the Ryukyus after World War II.

Moore obtained the Army Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), and Bronze Star Medal. Moore died in 1986 from respiratory arrest at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.[1] He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery together with his spouse Mildred Lindberg Moore.[2]

Moore graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1924 and served within the military till his retirement in 1963. Notable assignments embrace: Chief of Staff, thirty fifth Infantry Division 1942, Chief of Staff, thirtieth Infantry Division 1942–43, Chief of Staff, XII Corps 1943, Chief of Staff, Fourth United States Army 1943–44, Chief of Staff, Ninth United States Army 1944–45, Chief of Staff, Second United States Army 1945–46, Deputy Chief of Staff, Second United States Army 1946–47, Commanding General, South Sector, United States Army-Pacific 1947–48, Secretary of the Army General Staff 1948–50, Commanding General, tenth Mountain Division 1950–51, At Fitzsimons Army Hospital 1951–53, Commandant, United States Army War College 1953–55, United States High Commissioner, Ryukyu Islands and Commanding General, IX Corps 1955–58, Deputy Army Chief of Staff (Military Operations) 1958–59, Chief of Staff, SHAPE 1959–63.

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