- Maj. Gen. Jack W. Heard (1887-1976)
- October 1941 - February 1943. Gen. Heard retired in 1946.
- Maj. Gen. Lunsford E. Oliver
- March 1943 - June 1945. Gen. Oliver formerly commanded CC B of the
1st Armored Division. Gen. Oliver
led the 5th Armored during its training and combat until the end of war in Europe.
- Brig. Gen. Morrill Ross
- June 1945 - September 1945. Gen. Ross had earlier commanded the artillery of the
26th Infantry Division.
- Maj. Gen. Holmes E. Dager (1893-1973)
- September 1945 - Inactivation. [See details under
11th Armored Division.]
1. The Army Almanac: A Book of Facts Concerning the Army of the
United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950.
2. Order of Battle of the United States Army, World War II, European
Theater of Operations, Office of the Theater Historian,
Paris, France, December 1945.
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