Generals Admirals

Although the exact number of Phi Generals and Admirals cannot be determined, a conservative estimate of Phis who have obtained a rank of high command either in the United States or Canada is 225. 13 Phi Generals fought in the Civil War, one of the most of any fraternity. Moreover, 44 Phi Generals and 6 Admirals were involved in World War II which is believed to be a record for any fraternity, a remarkable feat considering that several other leading fraternities did not have 10 or more generals/admirals during the conflict. Many high ranking Phi Officers would eventually lead successful careers in government. It is also worthy to note that Phis of high rank have combined to receive 4 Medals of Honor, 14 Distinguished Service Crosses and 3 Navy Crosses.

Rank is based on highest rank achieved

Brigadier General
Jacob Ammen

Indiana Univ. 1830 (Alumnus Initiate)
Commander
Fourth Division, XXIII Corps
Brevet Brigadier General
Theodore Read

Indiana Univ., 1854
Last Phi to be killed in
The Civil War. Last Union
General killed in the war.
Brigadier General
Eli Long

Indiana Univ. 1855
Commander, 2nd Brigade
2nd Division, Cavalry Corps
Cited for bravery 5 times.
Wounded 5 times.
Brig. General William
Montague Browne, CSA

Univ. of Georgia, 1843
(Alumnus Initiate)

Confederate States of America
Secretary of State
Major General
Edward Cary Walthall, CSA

Univ. of Mississippi 1855
(Alumnus Initiate)

Brigade Commander
Army of Tennessee
Also listed in Fed:Gov
Brevet Brigadier General
Thomas Morgan

Franklin College, 1861
Commander
14th Regiment. U.S.
Colored Infantry
Lt. General
Alexander P. Stewart, CSA

Miami (Ohio), 1852 (Alumnus Initiate)
Corps Commander,
Army of Tennessee
Brig. Gen.
Francis A. Shoup, CSA

Univ. of the South, 1884 (Alumnus Initiate)
Captured after the fall of Vicksburg. Advocated for the conscription of blacks in the Confederate army
Brigadier General John F. Philips
Centre College, 1855
Highest ranking Phi
officer before the
Civil War
Brevet Brigadier General
John W. Foster

Indiana University, 1855
Also listed under Government

Brevet Brigadier General
Benjamin Harrison

Miami University (Ohio), 1852
Commander
70th Indiana Regiment
Brevet Brigadier General
John C. Black

Wabash College, 1862
Medal of Honor Recipient
Brevet Brigadier General
William A. Lord

Northwestern, 1860
Brevet Brigadier General
Henry Van Ness Boynton

Kentucky Military
Institute, 1858

Medal of Honor Recipient
Major General
Frederick Funston

University of Kansas, 1890
Medal of Honor Recipient
Captured Emilio Aguinaldo,
later the first President
of the Philippines.
Brigadier General
Cyrus Radford

Sewanee College, 1884
Navy Cross Recipient
Lieutenant General
Edgar Jadwin

Lafayette College, 1888
Chairman, Interoceanic
Canal Board
Chief of Army Engineers
1926-29
Brigadier General
Noble Judah

Brown University, 1904
Chairman, Interoceanic
Minister to Cuba, 1927-29

Also listed under: Politics

Rear Admiral
Wat Cluvierius

Tulane University, 1895
Commander, Battleship Division 2
Also Pres. of Worcester
Polytechnic Institute
Brigadier General
Frank E. Bamford

University of Wisconsin, 1887
Commander
26th Infantry Division
Major General
Robert E. Noble.

Auburn University, 1890
Army Surgeon General
Admiral Louis R. deSteiguer
Ohio University, 1887
Commander
Pacific Fleet
Lt. General Ross E. Rowell
University of Idaho, 1907
Marine Corps
Air Wing Commander, WWII
Originator of dive bombiing tactics
Brigadier General
Carroll O. Bickelhaupt

University of Wisconsin, 1911
Chief Signal Officer
European Theater, WWII
Major General
Curtis O'Sullivan

U.C. Berkeley, 1916
Commander
49th Division
California National Gaurd
Major General
Donald W. Brann

Purdue University, 1917
5th Army, Chief of Staff
15th Army Air Corps, WWII
Brigadier General
Wilbur R. McReynolds

Ohio University, 1915
Director of Military
Training, WWII
Major General
Edward P. King

University of Georgia, 1903
Commander of all Filipino-
American Forces on Bataan
April 1942
Brigadier General
Hugh J. Morgan

Vanderbilt University, 1914
Chief Consultant in Medicine
Office of the Surgeon General
US Army
Major General
Paul Ramsey Hawley

Indiana University, 1912
Developed M*A*S*H units
Former Director of the American College of Surgeons
World War II Army Surgeon General

Admiral John McCain
University of Mississippi, 1905
Commander of all land-based
naval aircraft in the South Pacific
Chief of Naval Aeronautics, World War II
Navy Cross Recipient
Brigadier General
Hammond D. Birks

University of Chicago, 1919
Commander, 120th Infantry Combat
Team, 3oth Division. Assist.
Commander, 9th Division, WWII
Rear Admiral
Osburne Hardison

University of North Carolina, 1911
Commander of the USS Enterprise

Navy Cross Recipient

Brigadier General
Charles M. Ankorn

University of Idaho, 1917
Commander
157th Regiment, WWII

Rear Admiral
Robert W. Cary

Univ. of Missouri, 1912
Medal of Honor Recipient
Brigadier General
Louis J. Fortier

Tulane University, 1912
Commander, 94th Artillery Div.
Stopped the bombing of Belgdrade
Major General
Edwin D. Patrick

University of Indiana, 1916
Highest ranking Phi Officer killed
in action in WWII. Killed during the
liberation of the Philippines
Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
Brigadier General
Armand Smith

University of Toronto 1912
Commander
1st Canadian Brigade
Major General
Allen W. Gullion

Centre College, 1901
Provost Marshall
of the Army, WWII
Brigadier General
Amos Thomas

University of Nebraska, 1909
Commander
3rd Canadian Armored Brigade
Lieutenant General
Charles P. Hall

University of Mississippi, 1909
Distinguished Service Cross Rec.
Commander, 93rd Division
Commander, XI Corps

Major General
Harry Vaughan

Westminster College, 1916
Military Aide for
President Truman

Major General
Dwight F. Davis

Washington University, 1899
Distinguished Service Cross Recipient
General John E. Hull
Miami University (Ohio), 1917
Head of Overseas Theater Groups, Commander-in-Chief, UN Forces, 1953-55. U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff, 1951-53. Supreme Commander Asiatic Theatre

Major General
Wilton Persons

Auburn University, 1916
Adviser, Eisenhower
Administration
Major General
Edwin M. Watson

Randolph Macon College, 1902
Military Aide to
President Franklin Roosevelt
Brigadier General
Gerald G. Anglin

McGill University, 1921
Canadian Army
Brigadier General
Donald D. Armstrong

Columbia University, 1909
Chief of the Chicago Ordnance District
during WWII. Largest manufacturer
of arms and equipment during WWII
Brigadier General
Maxwell A. O'Brien

University of Iowa, 1914
Field Artillery
US Army
Major General
John W. Persons

Auburn University, 1915
Commander
Fourteenth Air Force
Brigadier General
Homer W. Kiefer

Ohio Wesleyan University, 1921
Commander
9th Infantry Division
1952-1953
Brigadier General
William H. Craig

Vanderbilt University, 1919
Brigadier General
Lloyd Brown

University of Georgia, 1912
Assist. Commander 102nd Div.
Commander 28th Divistion. WWII
Brigadier General
George A. Davis

Butler University, 1906
Commander
28th Division, WWII
Brigadier General
Asa North Duncan

University of Auburn, 1913
First Commander of the
Eighth Air Force, WWII
Brigadier General
William H. Eaton Jr.

Williams College, 1928
Brigadier General
Thomas A. Frazier

Vanderbilt University, 1917
Major General
Francis Griswold

Ohio State University, 1928
Distinguished Service
Cross Recipient
Brigadier General
Victor R. Hansen

UCLA, 1926
National Guard Commander, WWII
Brigadier General
Francis P. Hardaway

Washington University, 1909
Commander
51st Artillery Regiment
Brigadier General
Charles F. Craig

Vanderbilt University, 1919
Chief of Staff X Corps 3rd Army
Assist. Commander 28th Div. WWII
Twin brother of William H. Craig
Brigadier General
Thomas L. Holland

DePauw University, 1902
Commanding Officer
Atlanta Quartermaster Depot
WWII
Brigadier General
William A. McCain

University of Mississippi, 1899
Director
Army Industrial College
Rear Admiral
Edgar L. Woods

University of Virginia, 1904
Commander
Naval Medical Center 1940-42
Brigadier General
John B. McDonald

Auburn University, 1891

Brigadier General
George R. Moses

Kansas State University, 1925
Commanding Officer 5th Engineer
Regiment 1940 - 1941
Assistant Chief of Staff War
Department General Staff 1942 - 1943
Brigadier General
Edwin McNeil

Columbia University, 1916
Assistant Judge Advocate
General US European Theater
of Operations, WWII

Brigadier General
Joseph L. Phillips

Washington State University, 1915
Brigadier General
Walter J. Reed

Columbia University, 1916
Commander
Eighth Air Force, WWII
Brigadier General
Charles F. Blair


Univ. of Vermont, 1931

Record Setting Aviator.
Harmon International
Aviation Award Recipient
Vice Admiral
Robert L. Ghormley

University of Idaho, 1903
Commander of all forces
Guadalcanal Campaign
Brigadier General
Adrian St. John

University of Vermont, 1914
Head of of the American
Military Mission in Burma
Vice Admiral
William J. Marshall

Centre, 1924
Director
Expeditionary Warfare
Major General
Walter Miller

University of Vermont, 1914
Chief of Staff
US Air Force in Germany
Brigadier General
Edward Smith

Auburn, 1916
Major General
William Harrison

Missouri, 1932
Commander
102nd Infantry Division
Rear Admiral
William Leake Mann Jr.
Southwestern University, 1903
Expert in amphibious
medicine. First commander
Naval Medical Research
Institute
Major General
John C. McLaughlin

University of Missouri, 1925
Commander
35th Infantry Division
National Gaurd, Korean War
Brigadier General
Howard Searle

Washburn College, 1914
Assist. Commander
35th Infantry Division
National Gaurd, Korean War
Brigadier General
Arthur Walk

Lafayette College, 1917
Chief of Staff, 37th Infantry
Division WWII
Assist. Div. Commander
6th Infantry, Korea
Lt. General
Julian Ewell

Duke University, 1937
Distinguished Service Cross Recipient. 101st Airborne Regimental Commander, WWII. Commander, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam War
Brigadier General
Arhur S. Champeny

Washburn College, 1916
Three time recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross: WWI, WWII, Korean War
Brigadier General
Richard D. Wentworth

University of Kansas, 1925
Chief Intelligence Officer
European Command, Post WWII
Brigadier General
Allan Pixton

University of Utah, 1939
Commander
XXIV Corps Artillery
Vietnam War
Major General
Leonard D. Heaton

Denison College, 1923
Surgeon General of
the Army under
4 Presidents
Major General
Albert B. Jones

University of Georgia, 1938
General Staff Committee
on Army Reserve Policy
Major General
Earl Johnson

Wabash College, 1938
Inspector General, Eighth Air Force Commander, 306th Bomb Wing, Vietnam War
General
Bernard Rogers

Kansas State University, 1943
Supreme Allied Commander, NATO 1979, U.S. Army Chief of Staff, 1976-79

Rear Admiral
Robert Parker Hilton

Univ. of Mississippi, 1948

Rear Admiral
Harry S. Etter

Duke Univ., 1937
Chief of the Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery

Vice Admiral
T.R. Kinnebrew

North Carolina, 1950
Commander
USS Sampson
Brigadier General
Vernon Tate

Univ. of Maryland, 1961

Brigadier General
Thomas Honeywill

Univ. of Akron, 1959
Chief of Staff
Air Force Systems
Command
Major General
Gregory A. Corliss

Whitman College, 1952
Commander,
4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Lt. General
John H. Hay Jr.

Westminster, 1939
Commander
1st Division
Vietnam War
Brigadier General
Keith Compton

Westminster, 1937
Commander
813th Air Division
Brig. General
Brenton G. Wallace

Univ. of Penn. 1913
General Patton's
Aide
Lt. General
William Cassidy

Univ. of Iowa, 1934
Chief of Army Engineers
Pres. Johnson Admin.
Brigadier General
Wallace Carson

Stanford University, 1956
National Air Gaurd - Oregon.

Also listed under Government

Lt. General
Louis H. Buehl

Miami University (Ohio), 1954
Assist. Chief of Staff
Marine Corps
Major General
Winfield S. Harpe

Florida State University, 1959
Commander,
16th Air Force
Lt. General
Charles G. Cooper

University of Mississippi, 1949
Commanding General
Pacific Fleet USMC
Brigadier General
Lawrence N. Gordon

Hanover College, 1946
Commander Air Force Technical Applications Center
Lt. General
DeWitt C. Smith

University of Maryland, 1943
Commandant
Army War College (1977)
Major General
Benjamin L. Harrison

Univ. of Mississippi, 1961
Commander
U.S. Army Aviation Center
Army Aviation Hall of Fame
General
John R. Dailey

UCLA, 1956
Assistant Commandant
Marine Corps

*Also listed in Air & Space

Major General
John T. Buck

Michigan, 1954
Vice Commander
Aeronautical Systems
Air Force
Major General
Maurice C. Padden

Ohio State, 1952
Commander
Air Force System
Command

Major General
Thomas M. Tarpley

Westminster, 1943
Commander
101st Airborne Division
1971-72
General
Morgan G. Roseborough

Univ. of Mississippi, 1940
Commander
3rd Armored Division
1969-71
General John K. Davis
University of New Mexico, 1951
Commander
Pacific Marine Fleet Force
Rear Admiral
William Fogarty

Iowa State University, 1958
Commander
USS New Jersey
Admiral
David Jeremiah

University of Oregon, 1955
Commander
Pacific Fleet
Acting Chairman
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Rear Admiral
Matthew Moffit

University of Utah, 1974
Commander
Naval Strike and Air
Warfare Center

Rear Admiral
Dan Kloeppel

Northwestern, 1970
Commander
The Naval Air Force Reserve
General Charles Horner
University of Iowa, 1958
Commander, NORAD, USAF Ret. 1994 Commander of Allied Air Force - Desert Storm
Brigadier General
Clarence T. Edwinson

Washburn, 1933
Commander
42nd Air Division
Air Force
Major General
Wilton B. Persons Jr.

Auburn Univ., 1945
Judge Advocate General
Rear Admiral
Winston P. Folk

Vanderbilt, 1922
Commander
USS Woodford
Rear Admiral
John M. Kersh

Penn State, 1957
Brigadier General
Lee D. Thames

Mississippi, 1958
U.S. Army Reserve
Major General
Eugene B. Leedy Jr.

Butler, 1958
Major General
Lovic P. Hodnette

Alabama, 1948
Air Deputy,
Allied Forces Northern Europe
Major General
Richard A. Miller

Oregon State, 1945
Oregon National Gaurd
Brigadier General
Richard M. Lee

Univ. of Maryland, 1940
Brigadier General
Edward L. Jenkins

Missouri, 1934
Georgia National Gaurd
Also held the rank of colonel
in the Air Force.
Brig. General Royden Eugene Beebe Sr.
University of Vermont, 1906
Commander, Fort Jackson
Major General John Alison
University of Florida, 1935
Air Force
Distinguished Service Cross Recipient, WWII

Rear Admiral Will Melville Garton
University of Iowa, 1896
Medical Inspector
United States Navy
Major General Ramsey Potts
North Carolina, 1938
Air Force Reserve

Also listed under Dist. Serv. Cross

Brig. Gen. Steven Garland
UC Irvine, 1987
Commander 36th Wing,
Deputy Commander
Joint Region Marianas
Rear Admiral Mark Woods
Nebraska, 1940
Chief of Bureau of Weapons
Rear Admiral
Alexander Goodfellow

Washington, 1938
Commander Task Group 70.8
Vietnam War
Major General
Kenneth Powell

Washington State, 1938
Commander
1st Missile Division
Major General
Harry Sands

Ohio State, 1938
Commandant
Air Command and Staff College






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