Galer, Robert, BGen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1954-1957, 9907, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
Service Years
1936 - 1957
Officer Collar Insignia

Brigadier General


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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by CWO2 Philip E. Montroy to remember Marine BGen Robert Galer.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Frisco, Texas

Date of Passing
Jun 27, 2005
Location of Interment
Texas State Cemetery - Austin, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec.1.Row B, #13

 Official Badges 

Commander In Chief Pacific (CINCPAC) USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Robert Galer was promoted to BGen upon his retirement on July 31, 1957.  He lived a long and productive retirement passing away at the age of 91 on June 27, 2005.
Other Comments:
1.  BGen Galer was also awarded the British Distinguished Flying Cross for his actions during the Solomon Islands Campaign in 1942.

 2.  In 1945, while serving as the Training Officer of the Landing Force Air Support Control Units (LFASCU's) LtCol Galer made three D-day landing in 65 days.  First Came Iwo Jima.  He was able to witness the Mt. Surabachi flag raising.  Second was the landing in the Philippines.  Third was the Okinawa landings. 

 3.  BGen Galer scored 13 air victories ("kills") in WWII.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Flight Training1st Marine BrigadeThe Basic School2nd MAW
VMF-211VMF-224MCAS Miramar, CAH&HS, Air FMF Pac
3rd MAW (FWD), 3rd MAWMATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TXArmed Forces Staff CollegeMWHS-2, 2nd MAW
US Pacific Command (PACOM)1st MAWMAG-12HQ FMFPAC
USMC (United States Marine Corps)Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1936-1937, 7598, Naval Flight Training
  1937-1937, 7598, 1st Marine Brigade
  1937-1938, 9901, The Basic School
  1940-1941, 7302, 2nd MAW
  1941-1942, 7302, VMF-211
  1942-1943, 7302, VMF-224
  1943-1943, 9965, HQSQ
  1943-1944, 7503, H&HS, Air FMF Pac
  1944-1945, 8005, G-4, 3rd MAW (FWD)
  1945-1945, 8005, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1945-1947, 8005, MATSG-22, NAS Corpus Christi, TX
  1948-1948, 8005, Armed Forces Staff College
  1948-1950, 8005, MWHS-2, 2nd MAW
  1950-1952, 9907, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, US Pacific Command (PACOM)
  1952-1952, 9907, 1st MAW
  1952-1952, 9907, MAG HQ, MAG-12
  1952-1953, 9907, HQ FMFPAC
  1953-1954, 9907, USAF Air War College Maxwell AFB AL
  1954-1957, 9907, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/American Theater
  1941-1941 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle for Henderson Field
  1944-1944 New Guinea Campaign (1942-44)/Battle of the Green Islands
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Ulithi Atoll
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1952-1952 Korean War
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
 Colleges Attended
University of WashingtonArmed Forces Staff CollegeAir Command and Staff College
  1931-1935, University of Washington
  1947-1948, Armed Forces Staff College
  1953-1954, Air Command and Staff College
  1954-1956, George Washington University
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