Eli K. Cole

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Eli Kelley Cole
Eli Kelley Cole in 1917.jpg
Eli Kelley Cole in 1917
Born (1867-09-01)September 1, 1867
New York City, New York
Died July 4, 1929(1929-07-04) (aged 61)
San Francisco, California
Place of burial Carmel, New York
Service/branch United States Navy
United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1888 - 1890 (USN) 1890 - 1929 (USMC)
Rank Major General
Commands held Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
Department of the Pacific
41st Infantry Division
Awards Navy Cross

Eli Kelley Cole (September 1, 1867 – July 4, 1929) was the first Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1911 to 1915. He also briefly commanded the 41st Infantry Division at the end of World War I. Cole was awarded the Navy Cross for his service as "Commanding Officer of the First Provisional Brigade of Marines" during the Haitian Campaign from 1915-1917.

Cole graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1888. He then served two years as an ensign in the U.S. Navy before transferring to the U.S. Marine Corps.[1]


  1. ^ "Major General Eli K. Cole". U.S. Marine Corps University. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.

External links

  • "Major General Eli Kelley Cole, USMC". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marie Corps. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 
  • "Eli Kelly Cole" Gannet Military Times Hall of Valor

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