When the brigade commander, Samuel B. A graduate of Harvard Medical SchoolWood began his military career the next year as a civilian contract surgeon with the U.
Wood commanded the regiment in a successful engagement known as the Battle of Las Guasimas. He introduced numerous reforms similar to those of the Progressive Movement in the U.
Army in the Southwest, achieving the rank of captain and assistant surgeon by Wood led the team to its first ever football victory, 28 to 6, over the University of Georgia.
When the brigade commander, Samuel B. Inhe published The Military Obligation of Citizenship, and in During the war, Wood was, instead, put in charge of the training of the 10th and 89th Divisions, both at Camp Funston.
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.
Wood fought in the final Indian Wars and earned a Medal of Honor for his conduct in the Geronimo campaign. He had initially been diagnosed in with a benign meningioma brought on by exposure to experimental weapons refuse. Wood retired in Julyby special act of Congress as a major.
Wood commanded the regiment in a successful engagement known as the Battle of Las Guasimas. In his first year, Wood vetoed 16 measures passed by the Philippine Legislaturean act denounced by critics as a "misuse of the veto power," citing that his predecessor, Francis Burton Harrisononly vetoed 5 measures.
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He had initially been diagnosed in with a benign meningioma brought on by exposure to experimental weapons refuse. Army inafter which he was appointed as Governor General of the Philippines later that year.
Philippine—American War[ edit ] Inhe proceeded to the Philippineswhere he commanded the Philippines Division and later became commander of the Department of the East.
These events would become known as the "Cabinet Crisis of ," effectively straining relations between the U. World War I Edit Maj. In that capacity, he relied on his medical experience to institute improvements to the medical and sanitary conditions in Cuba. One of the U. In he was promoted to captain.
He held the position until shortly before his death in Boston on 7 August from a brain tumour. Remaining in Cuba at the end of the war, Wood acted as its Military Governor untilduring which time he instituted a series of political, social and educational reforms. He was passed over, however, by the Democratic administration for a command post either at home or abroad during World War I — Despite a large following, however, he lost to Warren G.
It was during this period he developed a friendship with Theodore Rooseveltthen Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In retaliation, the administration kept him from the front when the United States entered the war in Republican politics[ edit ] Wood was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in the election of Entering Harvard Medical School in he graduated in and determined to take up a career within the U.
As military governor of Cuba from tohe repeated these achievements on a larger scale while preparing the island for independence. He also developed the Manoeuvre Division and the concept of the Mobile Army. As at Cuba earlier Wood instituted numerous reforms as Chief of Staff, strengthening the General Staff and his own position and reducing the role of the somewhat conservative bureau system which acted chiefly to hinder army reform.
Among the reasons that he did not become the candidate were several strong rivals for the nomination, his political inexperience, and the strong support he gave to the Red ScareAttorney General A.
Wood was a strong advocate of the Preparedness Movementled by Republicans, which alienated him from President Wilson. 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.
Wood also created Allstate Insurance as a subsidiary of Sears. 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 Leonard Wood is forgotten today, but he was a formidable figure in his day and even came close to becoming President of the United States.
He was an able administrator of both Cuba and the Philippines/5(10). 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 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 () 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.
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Army and governor general of the Philippine Islands (–27). A graduate of Harvard Medical School (), Wood began his military career the next year as a civilian contract surgeon with the U.S. Army in the Southwest, achieving.Download