Accession Number : ADA310127

Title :   Senior Officer Oral History Program Interview of Lieutenant General (Retired) Julius W. Becton, Jr. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Beasley, Brad M.

PDF Url : ADA310127

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This executive summary of the Senior Officer Oral History Program interviews of Lieutenant General Julius Wesley Becton, Jr. (Retired) in December 1995 and January 1996 highlights his life and career. The summary provides an abbreviated version of the 440 page interview transcript. Additionally, interviewer commentaries and observations are provided in an effort to capture the human dimension of General Becton's legacy before, during, and after his 38 years of military service. Only the sixth black American to be promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the history of the U.S. Army, he was the first black Army officer to attain the rank of lieutenant general and to command a corps.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LEADERSHIP, *GENERAL OFFICERS, *INTERVIEWING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CAREERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, BIOGRAPHIES, RACE RELATIONS, AFRICAN AMERICANS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE