Friedrich Fromm (8 October 1888 – 12 March 1945) was a German army officer. In World War II, Fromm was Commander in Chief of the Reserve Army (Ersatzheer), in charge of training and personnel replacement for the German Army, a position he occupied for most of the war. A recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, he was executed for failing to act against the plot of 20 July 1944 to assassinate Hitler, thus showing cowardice . When the plot failed he organised a quick court martial and got four Wehrmacht officers including Stauffen berg( who placed bomb under Hitlers table) executed by a firing squad in the compound of his Head quarters.But this action did not save him. Although k he new about the conspiracy against Hitler he kept quite and expected high position after the success of army coup. But when the plot failed he acted as if he had nothing to do with the plot and tried to save himself.However he was found out and was arrested by Gestapo and he was executed. .