U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Brigadier General Augustin M. Prentiss
Brigadier General Augustin M. Prentiss was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in 1890. He received his Bachelor of Science from the George Washington University in 1911 and then served with the Chemical Warfare Service in France during World War I.
He remained in the Chemical Warfare Service after the war and received his PhD from the George Washington University in 1923. His assignments after then included that of Technical Director of Edgewood Arsenal and command of Pine Bluff Arsenal throughout World War II.
Brigadier General Prentiss authored many books and articles, including Chemicals in War; A Treatise on Chemical Warfare, still widely consulted.
His many decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the U.S. Legion of Honor and the French Legion of Honor.