Moberly native General Omar Bradley became the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on this date in 1949. Two military vehicles are named after Bradley, who later earned a promotion to General of the Army. 

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo credit: Harris & Ewing, photographer. BRADLEY, OMAR. GENERAL. , None. [Between 1905 and 1945] Photograph.