Graduated Abilene High School
June 14, 1911: Entered United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Served with the Infantry September 1915 to February 1918 in Ft. Sam Houston, Camp Wilson and Leon Springs, Texas and Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Promoted to First Lieutenant on July 1, 1916; Captain on May 15, 1917; Major (temporary) on June 17, 1918; and to Lieutenant Colonel (temporary) on October 14, 1918.
June 12, 1915: Graduated and commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
July 1, 1916: Married Mamie Geneva Doud of Denver, Colorado. First son, Doud Dwight, born September 24, 1917, and died January 2, 1921. Second son, John Sheldon Doud, born August 3, 1922.
Served with the Tank Corps, February 1918 to January 1922 in Camp Meade, Maryland, Camp Colt, Pennsylvania, Camp Dix, New Jersey, Ft. Benning, Georgia, and Ft. Meade, Maryland.
July 7-September 6, 1919: Volunteered to participate as a Tank Corps observer in the First Transcontinental Motor Convoy.
Reverted to permanent rank of Captain on June 30, 1920 and was promoted to Major on July 2, 1920.
January 1922–September 1924: Assigned as executive officer to General Fox Conner, Camp Gaillard, Panama Canal Zone. Served in various capacities in Maryland and Colorado until August 1925.
August 19, 1925: Entered Command and General Staff School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; graduated first in a class of 245, June 18, 1926.
August 1926-January 1927: Served as executive officer, 24th Infantry Regiment, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
August 27, 1927: Entered Army War College, Washington, D.C. and graduated June 30, 1928.
November 29, 1929-February 1933: Served as executive officer to General George V. Moseley, Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D.C.
May 1942: Conducted mission to increase cooperation among World War II allies, London, England. Designated Commanding General, European Theater, London, England, June 1942. Named Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, North Africa, November 1942.
February 11, 1943: Promoted to General (4 stars) (temporary).
August 30, 1943: Appointed Brigadier General (permanent) and was promoted to Major General (permanent) on the same date.
December 1943: Appointed Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Forces.
June 6, 1944:Commanded forces of Normandy invasion.
December 20, 1944: Promoted to General of the Army (5 stars). Shortly after the German surrender, May 8, 1945, appointed Military Governor, U.S. Occupied Zone, Frankfurt, Germany.
November 19, 1945: Designated as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.
April 11, 1946: Wartime rank of General of the Army converted to permanent rank.
December 16, 1950: Named Supreme Allied Commander, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Europe, and given operational command of Treaty Organization, Europe and given operational command of U.S. Forces, Europe.
January 20, 1953-January 20, 1961: Served two terms as President of the United States; brought armistice to Korean War; promoted Atoms for Peace; dealt with crises in Lebanon, Suez, Berlin, and Hungary; established the U.S. Information Agency; created the Federal Council on Aging; saw Alaska and Hawaii become states; authorized the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Interstate Highway System; signed the 1957 Civil Rights Act, the first civil rights legislation since end of Civil War; sent federal troops to enforce court-ordered integration of Little Rock Central High School; signed the bill creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
March 1961: By Public Law 87-3, signed by President John F. Kennedy, Eisenhower returned to active list of regular Army with rank of General of the Army from December 1944.
March 28, 1969: Died at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.
April 2, 1969: Buried in the Place of Meditation at the Eisenhower Center, Abilene, Kansas.