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Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jr.

(1884–1941) U.S. army officer, born in Junction City, Kansas. He graduated from West Point in 1906 shortly after his father stepped down as Army Chief of Staff. The younger Chaffee ... ...

Chaffee, Adna Romanza, Jr.

Chaffee, Adna Romanza, Jr. (1884–1941)   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Adna Romanza, Jr. ( 1884–1941 ) U.S. army officer , born in Junction City, Kansas . He graduated from West Point in 1906 shortly after his father stepped down as Army Chief of Staff . The younger Chaffee rose to the rank of colonel during World War I , seeing action in both the 1918 St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. In 1927 he was assigned to the General Staff , where he promoted the development of a new mechanized armored striking force based on tanks. He earned the title “father of the Armored Force” for his strong advocacy...

Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jr.

Adna Romanza Chaffee, Jr.  

(1884–1941) U.S. army officer, born in Junction City, Kansas. He graduated from West Point in 1906 shortly after his father stepped down as Army Chief of Staff. The younger Chaffee ...

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