U.S. ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
Hall of Fame
Major General William M. Creasy
Major General William M. Creasy served as the Chief of Chemical Officer and Commanding General of the Army Chemical Center from 1951 until 1958. During this service, he directed the U.S. Army’s development of a modernized chemical warfare capability through nerve agent standardization and new production methods and facilities.
Major General Creasy faced serious threats to disestablish the Chemical Corps since chemical weapons had not been used in the last two wars and because of increasing popular distaste for chemical warfare. As he successfully defended the Chemical Corps, he not only modernized its offensive and defensive capabilities, but he also modernized its research and management.
He strengthened the bond between the civilian industrial base and the Corps, streamlined its command structure, and implemented progressive means of production, research, and training.