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LTG La Vern Erick Weber

La Vern Erick Weber was born in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma, on September 3, 1923. He attended the University of Oklahoma and Louisiana Tech University, where he played football before leaving in 1942 to enlist.

World War II

Weber was originally part of the U.S. Navy's V-12 program.  It was designed to supplement the force of commissioned officers in the USN during World War II.  July 1, 1943, and June 30, 1946, more than 125,000 participants were enrolled in 131 colleges and universities in the United States.   Weber then received a commission in the Marine Corps upon completion of the Officer Candidate School in 1945.  He served in the USMC Reserve until 1948.

He graduated from Oklahoma's East Central State College in Ada, OK with a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 1948 and joined the Oklahoma National Guard at the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  

Korean War

In 1950, Weber was mobilized with the 45th Infantry Division. He served as operations and training officer (S3) of the 2nd Battalion, 180th Infantry Regiment.

45th Infantry Division

Weber returned to Oklahoma in 1952 and was assigned as operations and training officer for the 179th Infantry Regiment.  In 1955, he graduated from the US Army Command and General Staff College then assigned as intelligence officer (G2) of the 45th Infantry Division.

In 1961 Weber became the 45th Division's personnel staff officer (G1) and in 1964 with a promotion to Colonel he was appointed division chief of staff.   In 1965 Weber was appointed adjutant general by Governor Henry Bellmon receiving promotions to brigadier general and then major general. 

National Guard Bureau

In 1971, Major General Weber was appointed director of the Army National Guard.

In 1974, he was appointed Chief of the National Guard Bureau and in 1919 was promoted to lieutenant general.


Weber served as deputy commander for mobilization and readiness at United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and executive officer of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) from 1982 until retiring in 1984.


Awards and decorations

•          Army Distinguished Service Medal

•          Legion of Merit

•          Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

•          Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal

•          Army of Occupation Medal

•          American Campaign Medal

•          World War II Victory Medal

•          National Defense Service Medal with bronze star

•          Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass device

•          Korean Service Medal

•          United Nations Service Medal

•          Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation



MG - Green Fatigue

LTG  - Green Fatigue

LTG - Dress Green Uniform

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