United States World War II Army General. A General in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, he was in overall command of the mission and directive to develop an atomic bomb during World War II that became known as "The Manhattan Project". Previous to this assignment he oversaw the construction of the Pentagon Building in Arlington, Virginia. An 1918 graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, he retired in 1948 with the rank of Lieutenant General, and having received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.
Grace Wilson Groves
LIEUTENANT GENERAL, UNITED STATES ARMY
COMMANDING GENERAL, MANHATTAN PROJECT