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Frederick M. Franks, Jr.

AKA Frederick Melvin Franks, Jr.

Born: c. 1935
Birthplace: West Lawn, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Retired US Army General

Military service: US Army (General, 1959-94, Vietnam, Desert Storm)

    University: BA, US Military Academy, West Point (1959)

    US Defense Department Commander, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (1991-94)
    US Defense Department Commander, VII Corps, US Army (1988-91)
    US Defense Department Director of Operational Plans and Interoperability
    US Defense Department Depy. Commanding General, US Army Command and General Staff College
    US Defense Department General, Seventh Army Training Command
    Member of the Board of Oshkosh Truck (1997-)
    Silver Star
    Bronze Star
    Air Medal
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Purple Heart two
    Risk Factors: Amputee

Author of books:
Into the Storm: On the Ground in Iraq (1997, with Tom Clancy)


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