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Paul J. Vanderploog
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Major General Paul J. Vanderploog
41st Quartermaster General of the United States Army
Born March 22, 1941(1941-03-22) (age 78)
Place of birth Rochester, New York
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of service 1963–1996
Rank US-O8 insignia Major General

Major General Paul J. Vanderploog, USA (born March 22, 1941) is a retired American Quartermaster officer who served as the 41st Quartermaster General of the United States Army from 1989 to 1991.[1] He was inducted into the U.S. Army Quartermaster Foundation's Hall of Fame in 2010.[2]

Early lifeEdit

Major General Venderploog was born in Rochester, New York. In 1963, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree from Syracuse University.

Military serviceEdit

He served in numerous command and staff positions including command of the Aerial Equipment Support Company, 15th Supply and Service Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Vietnam and as Executive Officer, J4, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam. He next assignment was the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Department of the Army. While in this assignment he was selected to serve as a Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Army.

His senior command assignments include Director, J-4, United States European Command; Director of Logistics and Security Assistance, J4/7, United States Central Command;[3] Commanding General U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School; Commanding General, 2nd Support Command; and Commander, Division Support Command, 3rd Infantry Division (United States).[4]

He retired from the Army on June 30, 1996.

Post retirementEdit

Since retirement, Vanderploog has served as the Director of Water Resource Services Hillsborough County, Florida.[5]

EducationEdit

He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.[6]

Decorations and honorsEdit

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Major General Vanderploog is a distinguished member of the Quartermaster Regiment[8] and was inducted into the U.S. Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame in June 2010.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.qmfound.com/qmg.html List of Quartermaster Generals of the United States Army
  2. http://www.qmfound.com/hof.htm#2010 U.S. Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame- 2010
  3. http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA276833&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf Department of Defense GENERAL/FLAG OFFICER WORLDWIDE ROSTER DECEMBER 1993
  4. http://www.qmfound.com/MG_Paul_Vanderploog.htm Major General Paul J. Vanderploog – 41st Quartermaster General July 1989 – June 1991
  5. http://hillsboroughcounty.org/water/ Hillsborough County Water Resource Services Website
  6. http://www.qmfound.com/MG_Paul_Vanderploog.htm Major General Paul J. Vanderploog – 41st quartermaster General July 1989 – June 1991
  7. General Officer Management Office Resume of Career Service, Paul J. Vanderploog
  8. http://permanent.access.gpo.gov/lps1786/dmor.htm Government Printing Office – Distinguished Member of the Quartermaster Regiment
Military offices
Preceded by
William T. McLean
Quartermaster General of the United States Army
1989–1991
Succeeded by
John J. Cusick

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