Greene, Jr., Wallace, Gen

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Last Rank
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1964-1967, 9903, Office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
Service Years
1930 - 1967
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate
Panama Canal Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia



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This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine Gen Wallace Greene, Jr..

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Alexandria, VA

Date of Passing
Mar 08, 2003
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs Service USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal Shellback

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
  1979, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Gen. Greene retired as the 23d Commandant of the Marine Corps on Dec. 31, 1967.  During his retirement he would go on to be a founding member of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation in 1979.

In addition to the awards shown, Gen. Greene was also awarded the Order of Service Merit, First Class and the Order of theSouthern Cross, Grand Officer.
Other Comments:
Gen. Greene was the Commandant when I enlisted in the USMC in 1965.  Upon my return from Vietnam in 1967 I was assigned to HqBn, HQMC (Henderson Hall & Naval Security Station, WashDC).  In 1967 I saw Gen. Greene a number of times in the Naval Annex area in Arlington.  What first "jumped out at you" was how short Gen. Greene was.  BUT, his ribbons spoke loud for his dedication, professionalism and experience as a true Marine Corps Officer.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
The Basic SchoolMarine BarracksSea Duty Indoctrination CourseMARDET (Afloat)
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAMarine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)4th Marine RegimentMCB Quantico, VA
1st Marine Brigade, III MEF1st Marine Division, I MEF3rd MEB5th Amphibious Corps
HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine DivisionHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)U.S. Naval Amphibious Base (USNAB)HQ FMFPAC
USMC (United States Marine Corps)National War CollegeOffice of the Joint Chiefs of StaffMarine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
MCB Camp Lejeune, NCHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1930-1931, 0301, The Basic School
  1931-1932, 0301, Marine Barracks Camp Pendleton, CA
  1932-1932, 0302, Sea Duty Indoctrination Course
  1932-1934, 0302, MARDET USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1934-1936, 0302, Marine Barracks Lakehurst N.J.
  1936-1937, 0302, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1936-1937, 0302, MARFORPAC Fwd Guam, Marine Corps Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC)
  1937-1939, 0302, 4th Marine Regiment
  1939-1940, 0302, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1940-1941, 0302, 1st Marine Brigade, III MEF
  1941-1941, 0302, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1941-1942, 9905, Marine Barracks London, England
  1942-1943, 0302, 3rd Provisional Marine Brigade, 3rd MEB
  1943-1944, 9905, 5th Amphibious Corps
  1944-1944, 9905, G-3, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division
  1944-1945, 9905, Plans & Policies, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1945-1946, 9905, Personnel Procurement Division (MR), Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1946-1948, 9904, Troop Training Unit (TTU), Embarkation School (Cadre)
  1948-1950, 9906, HQ FMFPAC
  1950-1952, 9906, Training and Testing Regiment, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico
  1952-1953, 9906, National War College
  1953-1956, 9903, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  1955-1956, 9903, HQ Bn, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Division
  1955-1957, 9903, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC
  1957-1958, 9903, MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
  1958-1959, 9903, Chief of Staff
  1960-1964, 9903, Chief of Staff
  1964-1967, 9903, Office of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, H&S Bn Henderson Hall (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1939 China Service 1937-1939
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
  1944-1944 Operation Flintlock/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle for Saipan
  1944-1944 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Marianas Operation
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Tinian (1944)
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1964-1967 Vietnam War1
 Colleges Attended
University of VermontUnited States Naval AcademyNational War College
  1925-1926, University of Vermont
  1926-1930, United States Naval Academy
  1952-1953, National War College
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