UF Named Facilities
Gen. James A. Van Fleet Hall
James Alward Van Fleet was born in 1892 in Coytesville, NJ. He graduated from United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1915 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry (in the same West Point class as Eisenhower, Bradley, Clark and others). General Van Fleet was a decorated military hero and among his many accomplishments was his selection to spearhead the landing of the 4th Infantry Division at Utah Beach on D-Day, his service in Greece from 1948 to 1949 where he received his third star and his command of the 8th Army in Korea where he received his fourth star.
From 1921 to 1924 he was coach of the University of Florida football team in addition to being in charge of ROTC program at the University.
General Van Fleet died in 1992 at the age of 100.
Van Fleet Hall is home to the University of Florida's ROTC programs, which include Army, Navy and Air Force divisions.