Lieutenant General A.D. Bruce 1916
The extraordinary 38-year military career of the late General Bruce, spanning two world wars, includes the creation of the Tank Destroyer Center in 1941. Later, he was known as the “Father and Founder” of Fort Hood.
He received the Distinguished Service Cross for valor in World War I, both Army and Navy Distinguished Service Metals, and the Air Metal in World War II. After serving as commandant, Armed Forces College, he retired in 1954 to become president and later chancellor of the University of Houston.