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David E. Quantock
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Allegiance United States
Service/branch Army
Rank US-O8 insignia Major General
Major General David E. Quantock is the United States Army Provost Marshal General and Commander of the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Abu GhraibEdit

After the Abu Ghraib incident, in early 2004, then Colonel Quantock was called in commanding the 16th Military Police Brigade to relieve the 800th Military Police Brigade. Colonel Quantock relieved BG Janis Karpinski on 14 January 2004,[1] and given responsibility to break down and rebuild the Abu Ghraib prison during the sensitive media frenzy that followed the revelations of abuse by members of the 800th.[2]


Quantock graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1980. He holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Public Administration degree from Troy State University, and a Master of Science in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.


Quantock began his Army career as a Military Police Officer with various leadership assignments including Commander of 504th Military Police Battalion, Commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade, and Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.[3]

His deployments include Operation Island Breeze (Grenada), Operation Uphold Democracy and Operation Restore Democracy (Haiti), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).


Quantock and his wife have three children.


  1. Cucullu, Gordon; Fontana, Chris (2011). Warrior Police. Rolling with America's Military Police in the World's Trouble Spots. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-312-65855-7. 
  2. Jason Keyser (September 18, 2009). "U.S. military training Iraqi prison guards". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 
  3. Darrell Todd Maurina (June 23, 2008). "Military Police School gets new commander on Friday; Quantock, credited for fixing Abu Ghraib prison debacle, goes back to Iraq to supervise detainees". Waynesville Daily Guide. 

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