Colonel Ralph H. Van Deman

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from April 1920 to April 1923 (36 months).

Colonel Van Deman was born in 1865 in Ohio, graduated from Harvard, was commissioned as an Army Surgeon, served in the Spanish-American War and World War I, was one of the first nine officers to attend the Army War College, established the Intelligence Division of the Army Staff for which he is credited with being the father of modern U.S. Military Intelligence, commanded the 3rd Division at Fort Lewis, retired as a major general in 1929, advised the War Department on intelligence matters during World War II, and died in 1952. He is buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California