Meritorious conduct at the battles of Las Guasimas and San Juan Hill, Cuba, brought him promotion to brigadier general. Harding on the tenth ballot. It also ensured that he would not be assigned a prominent role when the U. Pershingamid much controversy.
In Wood became a major general in the regular army and was appointed governor of Moro Province in the Philippine Islands. Wood also created Allstate Insurance as a subsidiary of Sears. He was urged into running by the family and supporters of his old friend Theodore Roosevelt, who himself had been considering another campaign before his illness and death in Leonard wood A uniform SA war.
After San Juan, Wood led the 2nd Cavalry Brigade for the rest of the war; he stayed in Cuba after the war and was appointed the Military Governor of Santiago inand of Cuba from — He held the position until shortly before his death in Boston on 7 August from a brain tumour.
By now accustomed to command positions Wood served in various leadership roles upon his departure from Cuba, including command of the Philippines Division and as the head of the Department of the East. Physically tireless, an inspiration to his staff, at once overawing the Cubans and winning their loyalty, Wood relieved suffering and restored order.
From to he was commander of the Department of the East. In he was promoted to captain. He was awarded a Medal of Honor for his service with the expedition against the Apache Indians who were resisting the capture of their leader, Geronimo Youngbecame ill, Wood received a field promotion to brigadier general of volunteers and assumed command of the 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Fifth Army Corps which included the Rough Riders and led the brigade to a famous victory at Kettle Hill and San Juan Heights.
Prior to his return to the U. Decorations and medals[ edit ]. The permanent rank of lieutenant general had last been awarded to Phillip Sheridan on 4 March Wood participated in the last campaign against Geronimo inand was awarded the Medal of Honor for carrying dispatches miles through hostile territory and for commanding a detachment of the 8th Infantry whose officers had been lost in hand-to-hand combat against the Apache.
Entering Harvard Medical School in he graduated in and determined to take up a career within the U. World War I Edit Maj. Republican politics Wood was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the election of Despite a large following, however, he lost to Warren G.
When the brigade commander, Samuel B. After participating in the Santiago de Cuba campaign, he was commissioned a brigadier general of volunteers in July Wood served in administrative capacities in the Philippines and in the United States untilwhen he was made Army chief of staff.Leonard Wood () prepared the U.S.
army for its eventual entry into the First World War in by serving as its Chief of Staff from Sponsored Links Wood was born on 9 October in Winchester, New Hampshire, the son of a doctor.
Leonard Wood (October 9, – August 7, ) was a physician who served as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines.
Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor. Wood also holds officer service#2 in the Place of birth: Winchester, New Hampshire. Leonard Wood (October 9, – August 7, ) was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines.
Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor. Silver Order of the De Fleury Medal, Army Engineer Association, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Honorable Order of Saint Barbara, United States Field Artillery Association, Fort Sill, Oklahoma As of: 3 May Watch video · Leonard Wood was a medical officer who became chief of staff of the U.S.
Army and governor general of the Philippine Islands (–27). After the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, Leonard Born: Oct 09, Leonard Wood Major General, United States Army He was medically trained and was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Indian Wars while serving as an Assistant Surgeon in the Apache Campaign of the Summer ofDownload