Signed Photograph/Portrait of Major General Alden K. Sibley U.S Army former Military Aide to FDR ~ Head of Mobility Command ~ Allied HQ WWII


Item: [photograph] Portrait of Major General Alden K. Sibley, U.S. Army (inscribed)

Description: Original, inscribed 10 x 8 inch color portrait photograph of U.S. Army Major General Alden K. Sibley. Some fading and discoloration, emulsion damage in the upper left corner. Warmly inscribed in black pen: ''From one of the first two members / of mobility command / to the other - My / good friend and / comrade in Arms Harmon Eaton. / With more gratitude than you / know for your loyalty and support / Alden K. Sibley, Maj Genl U.S.A.'' The inscription was likely made in the later 1960s.

Alden Kingsland Sibley (1911-1999) had a long and distinguished military career. He graduated from West Point in 1933, studied nuclear engineering and attended Oxford in 1936 as a Rhodes Scholar. He was Military Aide to the President (FDR), 1937-1938; Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters Allied Forces Europe Mission to France, 1944-1945; served at NATO headquarters, Paris, 1952-1955; head of Mobility Command, 1962-1964; Deputy Chief, U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group, Viet Nam, Brigadier General, 1960-1961; and retired in 1968 as Deputy Commanding General, Fifth U.S. Army, Major General, 1967-1968.

The Army's Mobility Command was first instituted in August 1962 and charged with complete management responsibility for development and procurement of all Army mobility equipment for operations on land, water, and in the air.

Inscribed to Harmon Levern Eaton (1913-1988), who in the 1950s was in the Technical Services, serving as Special Assistant for Military Supply and Procurement. He retired in Banks, Oregon.

Condition: Good

Keywords: Army, generals, Major General, Mobility Command,

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