8th Infantry Illinois National Guard Association


COMMANDERS

The 8th Infantry has been commanded by a variety of individuals throughout its history and in its various incarnations. Below is listing of all these individuals from the origins in 1895 to the present.

Name......................... Rank........ Unit..............................................
Benjamin G. Johnson Major Ninth Battalion
John C. Buckner Major Ninth Battalion
John R. Marshall Major Ninth Battalion
John R. Marshall Colonel Eight IL Volunteer
John R. Marshall Major Eight Battalion
John R. Marshall Colonel Eight IL Regiment
Franklin A. Dennison Colonel Eight IL Regiment & 370th Infantry USA
Thomas A. Roberts Colonel 370th Infantry USA
Otis B. Duncan Colonel Eight IL Regiment
Clinton Rush Lieutenant Colonel Eight IL Regiment
Spencer C. Dickerson Colonel Eight IL Regiment
William J. Warfield (DSC) Colonel Eight IL Regiment & 184th Field Artillery Regiment
Julian Dawson Lieutenant Colonel 184th Field Artillery Regiment
Oscar Randall Lieutenant Colonel 184th Field Artillery Regiment
Anderson F. Pitts Colonel 184th Field Artillery Regiment
Wendell T. Derricks Lieutenant Colonel 597th Field Artillery Battalion
Marcus H. Ray Lieutenant Colonel 600th Field Artillery Battalion 92 Division
Theophilus M. Mann Lieutenant Colonel 795th Tank Destroyer
Richard L. Jones Colonel (BG) 178th Regimental Combat Team
Raymond Watkins Colonel (BG) 178th Regimental Combat Team
Raymond Watkins Colonel (BG) 1st Battle Group 178th infantry
Alton M. Childs Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
John T. Rose Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
George T. Sims Lieutenant Colonel 3rd Battalion 178th Infantry
William Henderson Major 1698 Engineer (Combat) Battalion
Byron C. Minor Lieutenant Colonel 184th Field Artillery Battalion
Byron C. Minor Lieutenant Colonel 1st AW Battalion 184th Artillery 178th CARS, 178th Infantry
John T. Rose Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
John T. Rose Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 1st Battle Group 178th Infantry
John T. Rose Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Bertram R. Pratt Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
Bertram R. Pratt Lieutenant Colonel 1st AW Battalion 184th Artillery
Bertram R. Pratt Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
Nathaniel C. Freeman, Jr. Major 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Earl E. Strayhorn Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
Leroy Stephens Jr. Lieutenant Colonel 2nd Battalion 178th Infantry
Merrill T. Becker Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Earl E. Strayhorn Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Charles J. Wilson, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Frank Marchant, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel (Col) 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
William B. Jointer Colonel (BG) 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
John B. Jones Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Jerry Johns Major 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
James Hill Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Craig R. Heise Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
George Letcher Lieutenant Colonel 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Joseph Merton Major 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Byron G. Von Hoff (Acting) Major 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Lawrence J. Slavicek Major (LTC) 1st Battalion 178th Infantry
Byron G. Von Hoff  Major (LTC) 178th Air Assault Infantry Battalion 34 Division 66th Brigade
James A. Smith Jr.   Colonell 178th Air Assault Infantry Battalion 34 Division 66th Brigade