• World War I

    GMC produced the ¾-Ton Model 16AA for use as a military ambulance
    World War I
  • World War I

    Cadillac supplied the Army with 2,350 staff cars, 1157 artillery tractor V-8 engines, trench mortar shells and a large number of specialized military vehicles based on its 1915 145 inch chassis that included America’s first armored car.
    World War I
  • World War I

    Between 1917 and 1919, 90% of GM’s truck production was directed toward war manufacturing with 8,500 trucks going to the Armed Forces
    World War I
  • World War I

    Two thousand five hundred and twenty-eight (2,528) 12-Cylinder Liberty aircraft engines were built by Cadillac and Buick
    World War I
  • GM Wartime Production

    Total war production for all General Motors U.S. Plants during WWII included the following: 119,562,000 shells, 39,181,000 cartridge cases, 206,000 airplane engines, 13,000 complete bomber and fighter planes, and many other products.
    GM Wartime Production
  • WWII Engine Production

    Allison Division’s liquid air-cooled engine powered the Lockheed P-38 as well as the P-39, P-40, P-51 and P-63.
    WWII Engine Production
  • WWII Aircraft Artillery

    Pontiac produced the Oerukon 20mm anti-aircraft cannon, the 155mm artillery shell, 40mm field guns, and aircraft torpedoes for the war effort.
    WWII Aircraft Artillery
  • GM WWII Tank Production

    Among the tanks, tank destroyers and other armored vehicles built by GM were the M-5 light tank, M-24 tank M-4 Sherman medium tank, Churchill Tank, T-70 Hellcat Tank Destroyer, M-18 Tank Destroyer and the Staghound.
    GM WWII Tank Production
  • WWII Production

    Chevrolet’s WWII production tally included 500,000 military cars and trucks, 60,000 Pratt & Whitney engines, 3,800 armored cars, 2,000 90mm guns, eight million shells and millions upon millions of forgings, castings and other metal products
    WWII Production
  • GM Styling Section

    General Motors Styling Section was renamed the Camouflage and War Section for the duration of WWII. It was responsible for designing camouflage techniques, illustrating field assembly and training manuals, and the Hellcat Tank Destroyer
    GM Styling Section
  • GM in Korean War

    Oldsmobile produced over 8.46 million 3.5 bazooka rocket shells and 5,431 90mm guns.
    1950 T-141 tank produced by Cadillac for US Army during Korean War
  • GM in Korean War

    Pontiac Motor Division built the M-39, M-39A1, and M-39A2 20mm aircraft gun from 1952-1959.
    1952 GMC 6x6 Military Cargo Trucks
  • GM in the Vietnam Era

    General Motors Hydra-Matic Division built 469,217 M16A1 rifles for the Department of Defense from April 1968 and June 1971.
    1968 Hydra-Matic – Vietnam War Production

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GM's Military History

GM is grateful for our nation's support through the years, and we're dedicated to designing, building and selling the world's best vehicles. General Motors is the largest commercial provider of military vehicles in history and we remain dedicated to supporting America's heroes. In addition to our signature national programs, we encourage our employees to support the military on a local basis and in ways meaningful to them. In many instances, our employees have a family member, relative, friend in the military.

We encourage you to learn more about GM's proud history and continued military support with the resources below.

Veteran Testimonial - Ryan Church

Ryan Church

I began my military career by enlisting in the Air Force, March of 2000 as a C-130 Jet Engine Mechanic, stationed at the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, WV. I concurrently attended West Virginia University, where I studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and conducted extensive research in advanced automotive technology for hybrid vehicles. During my collegiate years I was activated in support of both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

My educational and military background gained the interest of General Motors for my employment in 2006 as a Design Release Engineer of Hybrid Power Electronics. My employment at General Motors has included work on various Hybrid Production Programs, which include Belt Alternator Starter (BAS), 2-MODE, E-Assist, and Volt. Recently General Motors has promoted me as an Assistant Program Engineering Manager for Crossover SUVs, based upon my engineering background and military leadership capability.

GM Military Support

GM is proud to support the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans, that helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through athletics.

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Achilles Freedom Team

GM Achilles Freedom Team
Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans helps wounded veterans of all services overcome their injuries through athletics, including marathons. Program participants receive training as well as use of specialized adaptive devices, such as hand-crank wheelchairs. While the goal is to enter and complete a marathon, the program stresses "achievable accomplishment." This allows the soldiers to experience success and build confidence. Learn More Here

Cell Phones for Soldiers

GM Cell Phones for Soldiers
Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to keep military families connected by providing FREE communication tools to those serving overseas in the United States military. Learn More Here
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