November 1936

Brigadier General Thomas Holcomb, Usmc, Appointed Major General Commandant

Volume 20, Issue 4

* On November 10th, the Secretary of the Navy announced that the President had approved the appointment of Brigadier General Thomas Holcomb, U.S.M.C., as Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps, relieving Major General John H. Russell, U.S.M.C., on December 1, 1936.

General Holcomb was born in Delaware August 5, 1879. He was appointed to the Marine Corps from Delaware and commissioned a second lieutenant April 13, 1900. On April 23, 1900, he was ordered to Brooklyn, N. Y., for instruction. Later, he was ordered to duty with the Marine Corps Rifle Team at Sea Girt, N. J.

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