Wallace M. Greene

Military Person

1907 – 2003

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Who was Wallace M. Greene?

General Wallace Martin Greene, Jr. was a four-star United States Marine Corps general who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Marine Corps from January 1, 1964 to December 31, 1967. At the end of his term as Commandant, he retired with 37 years of active service in the Marine Corps.

Greene served in China in the 1930s, in the South Pacific in World War II, and was Commandant during the military buildup in Southeast Asia and when the first U.S. troops entered South Vietnam. During General Greene's tenure, the Marine Corps grew from 178,000 active-duty personnel to nearly 300,000.

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Born
Dec 27, 1907
Waterbury
Also known as
  • Wallace Martin Greene, Jr.
  • Wallace Martin Greene Jr.
  • Lt. Gen. Wallace M. Greene Jr. USMC Chief of Staff U.S. Marine Corps
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Vermont
Lived in
  • Alexandria
  • Vermont
Died
Mar 8, 2003
Alexandria
Resting place
Arlington National Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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