Aberdeen Proving Ground - Yearbook (Aberdeen, MD)

 - Class of 1943

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uavm H. cAMPBEu., Jn. General Campbell was born in Washington, D. C., on November 23, l886. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy on June 7, l909. On December 2, l9lI, he was appointed a Second Lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps. General Campbell was promoted to First Lieutenant on July l, l9I6g to Captain on M-ay IS, l9l7, to Maior ltemporaryl on May ll, l9l8g to Lieutenant Colonel itemporaryt on October I0, I9l8. He reverted to his regular rank of Captain on March l5, l920, and was promoted to Maior on July I, I92Og to Lieutenant Colonel on August I, I935g to Brigadier General ltemporaryt on October I, I940g to Maior General ltemporaryl on April I, I942, and to Maior General ipermanentl on June I, l942. General Campbell first served at Fort Monroe, Virginia, followed by duty at Fort Williams, Maine, until the autumn of l9l5, when he was ordered to the Panama Canal for duty with Coast Artillery troops. He returned to the United States in April, I9l8, and was ordered to duty in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, in Washington, D. C. In September, l920, he was'ordered to Stockton, California, for a study of artillery material production at the Holt Manufacturing Plant. He remained at Stockton until the summer of I92I, when he was transferred to the Ordnance Department and served to September, l923, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, as a proof officer in charge of tanks, tractors, self-propelling mounts and mobile artillery. He then became Officer in Charge of the Design Section at the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. In April, l926, General Campbell was ordered to Washington D. C., to take charge of the Automotive Section, Artillery Division, Office of the Chief of Ordnance, remaining on this duty until June I930, when he returned to Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, as Officer in Charge of Manu- facture. He served to June, l935, when he was ordered to Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he had charge of the Artillery Ammunition Department until the summer of l940. He was then ordered to Washington, D. C., for duty in the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, as Assistant Chief of Industrial Service Facilities. On October I, l940, he was placed in charge of Development of Facilities, Office of the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C. General Campbell became Chief of Ordnance on June I, l942, for a four- year term, with headquarters in Washington, D. C.

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