John E. Hull
|Chairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board|
March 1, 1958 – January 20, 1961
|Preceded by||James Killian|
|Succeeded by||James Killian|
|Governor of the Ryukyu Islands|
October 7, 1953 – April 1, 1955
|Preceded by||Mark Clark|
|Succeeded by||Max Taylor|
May 26, 1895|
Greenfield, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||June 10, 1975
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Miami University
Legion of Merit
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1917–1955|
|Commands||Far East Command
United States Army Pacific
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
John Edwin Hull (May 26, 1895, Greenfield, Ohio – June 10, 1975) was a U.S. Army general, former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, commanded Far East Command from 1953–1955 and the U.S. Army, Pacific from 1948-1949. He served in both world wars and was a contemporary of General George Marshall and General Omar Bradley. Because of his primary role in planning Allied operations throughout World War II, he was credited with having more experience integrating strategy with overseas operations than any other Army officer.
Hull was a pre-medical student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, prior to joining the Army in 1917. He received an honorary LLD in 1954. His military education includes the Army War College and the National War College.
Prior to the U.S. Army, Pacific, Hull was the Commanding General for Army Ground Forces in the Pacific. From 1953-1955 he was Commander in Chief of the Far East Command after the conclusion of the Korean War. This was his last major assignment before retiring on April 30, 1955.
Other significant assignments for Hull involved major staff duties in Washington, D.C.. Among these were Director of the Weapons Evaluation Group and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Administration for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At the outbreak of World War II he was assigned to the War Department. Hull died on June 10, 1975.
Awards and decorations
|Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters|
|Legion of Merit|
|World War I Victory Medal with four service stars|
|World War II Victory Medal|
|Korean Service Medal|
|United Nations Service Medal for Korea|
|Army Staff Identification Badge|
|Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
|Governor of the Ryukyu Islands
|Chairperson of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board