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Frederick Winchester Sladen
Fred W. Sladen
Born (1874-02-22)February 22, 1874
Died July 10, 1945(1945-07-10) (aged 78)
Buried at West Point Cemetery
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1890–1931
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal

Fred Winchester Sladen (November 24, 1867–July 10, 1945) was career United States Army officer who rose to the rank of Major General and became Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.


Sladen received his appointment to the US Military Academy from the State of Nebraska, graduating 27th out of 54 in his class of 1890.[1]

Military career

Sladen began his military career commissioned an officer in the Infantry branch upon graduating from the US Military Academy. During World War, Sladen served as commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade and for leading of his brigade was decorated with Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal. He would serve in the Army until his retirement on November 30, 1931. He achieved the rank of Major General and was the 32nd Superintendent of US Military Academy from 1922–1926.[1] He later served as Superintendent of Fort McHenry from 1931 to 1932.[2]

Personal life

Sladen married Ms. Elizabeth Lefferts of New York City on October 8, 1903, at the Church of the Holy Incarnation on Madison Avenue. One of Sladen's groomsmen was another future West Point Superintendent, William D. Conner. Sladen died in New London, New Hampshire July 10, 1945.[3]


Military offices
Preceded by
Douglas MacArthur
Superintendents of the United States Military Academy
Succeeded by
Merch Bradt Stewart

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