Andre Walker Brewster served as a career officer in the U.S. Army from December 9, 1862, to March 27, 1942. He earned the rank of major general and held several prominent positions, including inspector general of the American Expeditionary Forces and the United States Army during World War I. Brewster served in the American Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and Boxer Rebellion, in addition to serving in World War I. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his contribution to the Battle of Tientsin during the Boxer Rebellion. Maj Gen Andre Brewster
Brewster served as the American military attaché in China for five years. Later, he enrolled at the Army War College, eventually graduating in 1907. He was named the Army’s temporary inspector general at the start of 1909. He maintained the position until 1913 after confirming the appointment in December. Brewster was given the command of the 65th Infantry Regiment in 1914 and sent to Puerto Rico. Then, he returned to his job as inspector general, holding it until 1917.
During World War I, he served in France as Inspector General of General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force, from June 1917 to September 1919. (AEF). Brewster’s opinion was valued by AEF commander John J. Pershing, especially when assessing the effectiveness of brigade and division commanders. When Brewster deemed his combat performance ineffective, Robert Houston Noble, commander of the 158th Infantry Brigade, was removed by Pershing when he deemed his combat performance ineffective. Omar Bundy’s departure from leadership and transfer to the command of the understaffed U.S. VI Corps was significantly influenced by Brewster’s dissatisfaction with his performance as the 2nd Division’s commander. Brewster died in Boston on March 27, 1942. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Maj Gen Andre Brewster
This is his passport from 1932 showing Brewster and his wife Elizabeth traveling to France. a fantastic (passport) historical piece of a notable U.S. military figure.