He acted as a leader by using his money to help pay for his brothers tuition for college. In 1911, Dwight was accepted into West Point Academy, this was the start of his military career that would take him far in his life. While at West Point, Dwight graduated in a class that had 59 future generals. After he graduated, on July 1, 1916, his wedding day, Dwight D. Eisenhower was promoted to become a first lieutenant. Through his early military career he had to move from post to post in Texas, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
After graduating in 1915, he became second lieutenant at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where he met his wife, Mamie Doud. He began working at the Panama Canal as executive officer under General Fox Conner. This general was the one who helped Eisenhower go back to college at Command and General Staff College, graduating at the top of his class. Soon after, he began serving in multiple military posi...
Douglas MacArthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, Arthur MacArthur, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26th January, 1880. Although previously a poor scholar, in 1903 MacArthur graduated first in his 93-man class, at West Point Military Academy. Commissioned in the Corps of the Engineers, MacArthur was sent by the United States Army to the Philippines and by 1904 had been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Later that year he joined his father who was serving in Far East before becoming aide-de-camp to President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. MacArthur was assigned to general staff duty with the War Department and was an official observer with the Vera Cruz Expedition.
He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916. The couple had two sons, Doud Dwight Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Doud Dwight, nicknamed “Little Icky”, was born on September 24, 1917. He died three years later ,on January 2nd,1921,of scarlet fever .Their second son was born in Denver on August 3, 1922.
Arthur was a Lieutenant General and he was also awarded a Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Douglas was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock Arkansas. He spent his younger years in New Mexico, then the family moved to Kansas and then to Washington DC where his father took a job in the Defense Department. Douglas received his education from an Episcopalian school and the West Texas Military Academy. "In June 1899 he entered West Point Military Academy and graduated as valedictorian in 1903."
(Province) He repeated his plebe year at West Point due to his deficiency in math; he then graduated at the rank of cadet adjutant in 1909. (Hickman) After his graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the cavalry in 1909 and reports to the 15th cavalry in Fort Sheridan Illinois. (Province) Later in 1910 he married Beatrice Ayer, the daughter Frederick Ayer of Boston who was the owner of the American Woolen Company. (Province) A year later in 1911 their first child Beatrice Patton, Jr. is born. (Province) In 1912 he competed in the first modern pentathlon, representing the United States, he did surprising well for the twenty-six year old.
Dwight Eisenhower had many accomplishments to and from West Point through World War One. Ike Eisenhower wanted to serve his country in any way he could. He found the idea of being a sailor in the U.S Navy intriguing, but when he later applied for entering he found that he was too old at the age of 20. Then after studying hard Eisenhower was accepted atthe West Point Military Academy with the help of a U.S senator (Hargrove33). At college Ike showed himself as a hero on the Army Football team asan end (Hargrove 34).
After he died he got too promoted to Major General and awarded a special medal in his honors by Congress and the letter present by his son and he became Chief of Staff of the newly established US Air Force at 1948. Education He grew up in Milwaukee, and he graduated from Racine College and The George Washington University, but before graduation he joins the army in 1st Wisconsin Infantry in 1899, to fight in the Spanish American War. However of his father reputation, Mitchell very quickly receive commission, but the Spanish American War was ended before Mitchell could get into fight. In 1916 he went to France to study production of military aircraft. He went to army's Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in 1909, and after he gets to sign to aviation section of the signal corps and they said his too old to get in to the army's Air Service training school in San Diego at 1915.
Lee, Robert E. (Edward) 1807 -- 1870 General in chief of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Born in Virginia's Westmoreland County on January 19, 1807, the third son of Henry ("Light Horse Harry") and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Declining fortunes forced the family's removal to Alexandria, where Robert distinguished himself in local schools. His father's death in 1811 increased responsibilities on all the sons; Robert, especially, cared for his invalid mother. Lee graduated number two in his class from the U.S. Military Academy in 1829.
While coaching sports teams when off duty at Fort Sam Houston, he met Mamie Geneva Doud, a visitor from Denver, and started taking her to social gatherings at the base. On July 1, 1916, the day of his promotion to first lieutenant, Dwight and Mamie were married. The young couple had their first son, Doud Dwight Eisenhower, died of scarlet fever at three years old. Later, the Eisenhowers had a second son, John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower who later became an Army officer and diplomat (147, Richardson). In Eisenhower’s commission, he directed tank training programs for officers and recruits at Camp Colt, located at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.