Commanding Generals of the 1st Cavalry Division

MG Robert L. Howze
1921 - 1925
BG Joseph C. Castner
1925 - 1926
MG Edwin B. Winans
1926 - 1927
BG Samuel D. Rockenback
1927 - 1927
MG G. Van Horn Moseley
1927 - 1929
BG Charles J. Symmonds
1929 - 1930
BG George C. Barnhardt
1930 - 1930
MG Ewing E. Booth
1930 - 1932
BG Walter C. Short
1932 - 1933
MG Frank R. McCoy
1933 - 1933
BG Walter C. Short
1933 - 1934
BG Hamilton S. Hawkins
1934 - 1936
BG George Vidmer
1936 - 1936
BG Francis LeJ. Parker
1936 - 1936
MG Ben Lear
1936 - 1938
MG Kenyon A. Joyce
1938 - 1940
MG Robert C. Richardson, Jr.
1940 - 1941
MG Innis Palmer Swift
1941 - 1944
MG Verne D. Mudge
1944 - 1945
BG Hugh F. T. Hoffman
1945 - 1945
MG William C. Chase
1945 - 1949
BG William B. Bradford
1949 - 1949
MG John M. Devine
1949 - 1949
BG Henry I. Hodes
1949 - 1949
MG Hobart R. Gay
1949 - 1951
MG Charles D. Palmer
1951 - 1951
MG Thomas L. Harrold
1951 - 1952
MG Arthur G. Trudeau
1952 - 1953
BG William J. Bradley
1953 - 1953
MG Joseph P. Cleland
1953 - 1953
MG Armistead D. Mead
1953 - 1954
BG Orlando C. Troxel, Jr.
1954 - 1955
MG Edward J. McGaw
1955 - 1956
MG Edwin H. J. Carns
1956 - 1957
MG Ralph W. Zwicker
1957 - 1958
MG George E. Bush
1958 - 1959
MG Charles E. Beauchamp
1959 - 1960
MG Charles G. Dodge
1960 - 1960
MG Frank H. Britton
1960 - 1961
MG James K. Woolnough
1961 - 1962
BG D. C. Clayman
1962 - 1962
MG Clifton F. von Kann
1962 - 1963
BG Charles P. Brown
1963 - 1963
MG Charles F. Leonard, Jr.
1963 - 1964
MG Hugh Exton
1964 - 1965
MG Harry W. O. Kinnard
1965 - 1966
MG John Norton
1966 - 1967
MG John J. Tolson
1967 - 1968
BG Richard L. Irby
1968 - 1968
MG George I. Forsythe
1968 - 1969
MG Elvy B. Roberts
1969 - 1970
MG George W. Casey
1970 - 1970
MG George W. Putnam
1970 - 1971
MG James C. Smith
1971 - 1973
MG Robert M. Shoemaker
1973 - 1975
MG Julius W. Becton, Jr.
1975 - 1976
MG W. Russell Todd
1976 - 1978
MG Paul S. Williams, Jr.
1978 -  1980
MG Richard D. Lawrence
1980 - 1982
MG Andrew P. Chambers
1982 - 1984
MG Michael J. Conrad
1984 - 1986
MG John J. Yeosock
1986 - 1988
MG William F. Streeter
1988 - 1990
MG John H. Tilelli, Jr.
1990 - 1992
MG Wesley K. Clark
1992 - 1994
MG Eric K. Shinseki
1994 - 1995
MG Leon J. LaPorte
1995 - 1997
MG Kevin P. Byrnes
1997 - 1999
MG David D. McKiernan
1999 - 2001
MG Joseph F. H. Peterson
2001 - 2003
MG Peter W. Chiarelli
2003 - 2005
MG Joseph F. Fil, Jr.
2005 - 2008
BG Vincent K. Brooks
2008 - 2008
MG Daniel P. Bolger
2008 - 2010
MG Daniel B. Allyn
2010 - 2012
MG Anthony R. Ierardi
2012 - 2014
MG Michael A. Bills
2014 - 2016

MG John C. Thomson, III

2016 - Present

The 1st Cavalry Division was formed at Fort Bliss, Texas on 13 September 1921 and is normally commanded by a Major General (MG).  The listing below includes those officers which served in an interim position and normally only for a very short period.