Appendix PAPPOINTMENT OF LT. GEN. ROBERT C. RICHARDSON, JR.
AS COMMANDING GENERAL U S ARMY FORCES,
CENTRAL PACIFIC AREA
16 AUGUST 1943
By direction of the President you are hereby informed that the Commanding General, Hawaiian Department has been designated as "Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces, Central Pacific Area" (including Canton Island) under the "Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Area". His short title will be COMGENCENTPAC. For this purpose the Central Pacific Area is as has been delineated to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Area. As Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces, Central Pacific Area, he will be responsible for the administration and training of all U.S. Army Ground and Air Troops within the area, and will be subject to the direction of the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Ocean Area in the preparation and execution of plans for the employment of Army Forces in that area. Responsibility with regard to supply remains unchanged.
By order of the Secretary of War:
J. A. ULIO
The Adjutant General
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