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Jesse McIlvaine Carter

Date of birth: April 12, 1863
Date of death: June 23, 1930
Place of Birth: Missouri, St. Francois County
Home of record: Farmington Missouri

Jesse Carter graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1886. From 1917 to 1918 he served as the 5th Chief of the National Guard Bureau, and subsequently retired as a U.S. Army Major General.


Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Major General Jesse McIlvaine Carter, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Chief of the Militia Bureau, General Carter conceived and directed the organization of the United States Guards and utilized these and other forces most effectively in the important work of safeguarding the utilities and industries of the Nation essential to the prosecution of the war.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 25 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Chief

Division: Militia Bureau