Colonel Gustave A. Wieser

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from December 1930 to January 1931 (1 month) when he died.

Colonel Wieser was born in Germany in 1874; was commissioned from the ranks in 1900 while serving as an artillery sergeant; served in the Philippines from 1911 to 1913; commanded the 3rd Infantry Regiment on the Mexican border in 1918; served as a temporary colonel during World War I; died while in active service in 1931; and is buried at the National Cemetery in San Francisco, California. He was among the Army’s foremost advocates of a professional NCO corps and wrote on the topic in 1906.