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First Name: Daniel

Last Name: Sultan

Birthplace: Oxford, MS, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Isom

Date of Birth: 09 December 1885

Date of Death: 14 January 1947

Rank: Lieutenant General

Years Served: 1907 - 1947
Daniel Isom Sultan

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1907

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Daniel Isom Sultan
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Daniel Isom Sultan was born on 9 December 1885 in Oxford, MS.

Sultan attended the University of Mississippi before transferring to the U.S. Military Academy. While at the University, he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity. He graduated from the USMA in 1907 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Prior to World War I, he served in the Philippine Islands and was in charge of the construction of fortifications on Corregidor. In 1918, he was assigned to the War Department General Staff in France. From 1934-38, he presided as a Commissioner of the District of Columbia.

On 8 July 1939, he was promoted to Brigadier General. He commanded the 38th Infantry Division at the beginning of World War II and the VIII Corps. In 1943, he was assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI) as Deputy Commander under General Joseph Stilwell and on 2 September 1944 was promoted to Lieutenant General.

He became Commander of the Burma-India Theater under the command of South East Asia Command (SEAC) of the South-East Asian Theatre on 24 October 1944. The CBI had been split in two with General Albert Wedemeyer becoming the Chief of Staff to Chiang Kai-shek and commander in China. On 14 July 1945, Sultan became Inspector General of the Army. He died in 1947, while still on active duty.


The U.S. Navy transport ship USNS General Daniel I. Sultan (T-AP-120) is named in his honor.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant General Daniel Isom Sultan died on 14 January 1947 in Washington, DC, while still on active duty. He is buried at the U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, NY.

Honoree ID: 3132   Created by: MHOH




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