Brigadier General (P) Gwen Bingham
Commander, White Sands Missile Range
|Place of birth||Troy, Alabama|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981 – present|
White Sands Missile RangeCommandant, United States Army Quartermaster School
Defense Superior Service Medal|
Legion of Merit (2)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Meritorious Service Medal (4)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Brigadier General (P) Gwen Bingham, USA is a serving officer in the United States Army and the current commander of the White Sands Missile Range. She was the 51st Quartermaster General of the United States Army and Commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia - the first female officer to hold these positions.
Military education[edit | edit source]
Gwen Bingham is a native of Troy, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in general business management. She was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps as a distinguished military graduate of Army ROTC. She has a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in national security strategy and resources from the National Defense University.
Her military schooling includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Personnel Management Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Commissary Management Course; Army Command and General Staff College; the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Army Inspector General Course.
Military career[edit | edit source]
Bingham has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout her career to include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, HQ&A Company, 9th Supply and Transport Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S1, 2d Forward Support Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Field Services Officer, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Group S1/Adjutant, 507th Transportation Group, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; OIC, Commissary Central Distribution Center, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Manheim, Germany; Chief, Aviation Supply Branch, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Plans Division, ACofS, Materiel, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas.
Chief, G3 Plans Division, 13th COSCOM; Deputy Commander, 64th Corps Support Group, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, ACofS, J1, USFK, Yongsan, Korea; Commander, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, 23d Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia; Chief, Support Services Office and Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, The Pentagon; Commander, United States Army Garrison, Fort Lee, Virginia and Chief of Staff, United States Army Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Virginia. Bingham recently returned from a deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom while serving as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Kabul, Afghanistan and Kandahar, Afghanistan.
References[edit | edit source]
- Ruidoso News editorial staff. "New commander makes history at White Sands". Clovis News Journal, September 19, 2012. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
- Ramirez, Steve. "White Sands Commander Gwen Bingham promoted to major general". Las Cruces Sun-News, March 20, 2013. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
|Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge|
Awarded the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin in 2002.
Jesse R. Cross
|Quartermaster General of the United States Army
2010 – 2012
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