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Major General Julius Ochs Adler to Retire As Commanding Officer

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At a colorful formal review, the Seventy-Seventh Infantry–“Statue of Liberty”–Division of the U.S. Army Reserves today saluted its commanding general, Major General Julius Ochs Adler, in farewell. Gen. Adler who, in civilian life, is vice-president and general manager of the New York Times, announced that he will retire from the Army Reserve next December when he has reached the mandatory retirement age of 62. The famous 77th has just completed its two-week reserve tour-of-duty at Camp Drum near this city.

Gen. Adler has been heading the division since 1946, when it was reactivated as part of the Army’s Organized Reserve. He entered training as a citizen-soldier in 1915, was commissioner April 6, 1917– the day the United States entered World War I–and has risen steadily to his present rank. He is the holder of many high military decorations. An outstanding advocate of Universal Military Training, he was appointed in 1953 by President Eisenhower to the chairmanship of the National Security Training Commission.

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