General Charles R. Hamilton


General Charles R. Hamilton

General Charles R. Hamilton was commissioned as a Quartermaster Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School as a Distinguished Honor Graduate. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader in the 267th Quartermaster Company, 240th Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, Virginia.

His subsequent assignments include: Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, later Commander, 305th Quartermaster Company, 227th Maintenance Battalion, 501st Corps Support Group, Eighth United States Army, ROK; Logistics Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4; Chief, Supply and Services, 101st Corps Support Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Support Operations Officer, later Executive Officer, 561st Corps Support Battalion, 101st Corps Support Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Quartermaster Organizational Integrator, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7; Executive Officer to the Vice Director, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Contingency Support Team-Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Joint Logistics Planner, later Logistics, Plans and Exercise Officer, Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander, 498thCombat Sustainment Support Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Eighth United States Army, ROK; Assignment Officer, Logistics Branch, Colonels Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff; Commander, United States Forces-Afghanistan Support South/Southwest, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Commander, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan; Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4; Commander, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Defense Logistics Agency; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, C/J-4, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea; Commanding General, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Operations, United States Army Materiel Command; Director of Operations, G-43/5/7, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4; Commander, US Army Materiel Command.

His military education and training consist of: Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, US Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia; US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Virginia; Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; Senior Service College Fellow, Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program, Arlington, Virginia.

GEN Hamilton's military awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medals (w/2 OLC), Legions of Merit (w/4 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (w/2 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/3 OLC), Meritorious Service Medals (w/Silver OLC and 2 Bronze OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (w/OLC), Army Commendation Medal (w/2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medals (w/Silver OLC and Bronze OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (w/2 Knots), Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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