Julius W. Becton Jr.

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Julius Wesley Becton Jr.
Born (1926-06-29) June 29, 1926 (age 94)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
FEMA (1985–1989)
Years of service1944–1946
1948–1983
RankUS Army O9 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldUS VII Corps SSI.png VII Corps
Combat service identification badge of the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division.svg 1st Cavalry Division
Battles/warsWorld War II
Cold War
AwardsU.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star ribbon.svg Silver Star (2)
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg Legion of Merit (2)
Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon.svg Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star (2)
Air Medal ribbon.svg Air Medal (2)
with V Device
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg Army Commendation Medal (2)
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart (2)
CIB2.png Combat Infantry Badge, 2nd Award.
Cp2j.jpg Parachutist Badge
Other workDirector, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Julius Wesley Becton Jr. (born June 29, 1926) is an American military official. He is a retired United States Army lieutenant general. He served as Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush presidencies from 1985 to 1989. He is also a education administrator.

Becton went on to serve in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant general in 1978 and command of VII Corps in Europe during the Cold War. Becton retired from the U.S. Army in 1983, after nearly 40 years of service.

His autobiography, Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant, was published in 2008 by Naval Institute Press.[1]

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  1. Julius W. Becton Jr. (2008). Becton: Autobiography of a Soldier and Public Servant. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1591140218.

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