VMI Alumni General and Flag Officers

VMI Class 

Name 

Rank 

Branch 

1899

Staton, Adolphus

RADM

USN

1902

Upshur, William P

MajGen

USMC

1906

James, Jules

VADM

USN

1908

Byrd Jr, Richard E.

RADM

USN

1909

King Jr, Ogden D.

RADM

USN

1909

Read, Oliver M.

VADM

USN

1912

Harrill, William K.

VADM

USN

1912

Howard, Samuel L.

MajGen

USMC

1913

Kingman, Matthew H.

BGen

USMC

1914

Clement, William T.

LtGen

USMC

1915

Griffin, Raphael

BGen

USMC

1915

Tobin, Robert G.

RADM

USN

1916

Hartt Jr, William H.

RADM

USN

1917

Cumming, Samuel C.

BGen

USMC

1917

Shepherd, Lemuel C.

Gen

USMC

20th Commandant of Marine Corp (1942-55)

1918

Cruzen, Richard H.

VADM

USN

1921

Davis, James K.

RADM

USN

1921

Pate, Randolph Mc.

Gen

USMC

21st Commandant of Marine Corp (1956-59)

1921

Puller, Lewis B.

LtGen

USMC

1923

Chappell, Clarence J.

BGen

USMC

1923

Franklin Jr, Albert G.

BGen

USMC

1923

Phelan, George R.

ADM

USN

1924

Ferguson, Edwin C.

BGen

USMC

1924

Hart, John N.

MajGen

USMC

1924

Letcher, John S.

BGen

USMC

1924

Marshall, St. Julien R.

BGen

USMC

1925

Freeman, Calvin R.

BGen

USMC

1929

Seay, George C.

RADM

USN

1931

Shell, George R. E.

BGen

USMC

1934

Yon, Joseph L.

RADM

USN

1935

Burton Jr, Custis

BGen

USMC

1935

Riley, Thomas F.

BGen

USMC

1936

Banks, Charles L.

BGen

USMC

1945

Grojean, Charles

RADM

USN

1946

Ashley, Maurice C.

BGen

USMC

1950-B

Ward, Tom

RADM

USN

1954

Gary III, John H.

BGen

USMC

1959

Breth, Frank J.

BGen

USMC

1960

Seely, James W.

RADM

USN

1965

Amos, Granville R.

BGen

USMC

1978

McKnight, Terence E.

RADM

USN

1979

Smith, Charles E.

RADM

USN

1980

Brown, William A.

RADM

USN

1981

Brier, Paul W.

BGen

USMC

       

*Graduates Class of 1978 and on completed four years of NROTC training at VMI