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George C. Moran, 1948-1959 The Adjutant General for Michigan

George C. Moran served as the Adjutant General for the State of Michigan from 1948 to 1959.

Moran enlisted in the First Michigan Ambulance Company in May 1917. He served in France with the 42nd Division from October 1917 to April 1919. This includes 176 days in actual combat for which he was awarded five battle stars.

Following World War I service, Moran assisted in the organization of the 107th Medical Regiment in Detroit. He was commissioned a captain and assumed command of the regiment in April 1923. He was reassigned as Assistant Adjutant General and promoted to Major in September 1940.

During World War II, Moran served on active duty on the staff of the Michigan State Director of Selective Service. In this assignment, he was successively in charge of the Detroit branch office, chief of personnel, deputy director, and executive officer. He, then, served as chief of the personnel and administrative branch. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in October 1942.

Upon release from active duty in January 1947, Moran was promoted to Colonel and received the Army Commendation Medal. He resumed his duties as Assistant Adjutant General with the Michigan National Guard in February 1947. Michigan Governor Kim Sigler appointed Moran Acting Adjutant General for Michigan, effective December 1, 1948.