Gwen Bingham

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Gwen Bingham
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Major General Gwen Bingham<Mg>Commander, White Sands Missile Range
Born Troy, Alabama
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1981 – present
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held

White Sands Missile Range

Commandant, United States Army Quartermaster School
Awards 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)

Major General 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]

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]

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.

In September 2012 she assumed command of the White Sands Missile Range.[1] The President sent her nomination for promotion to Major General to Congress on March 20, 2013.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruidoso News editorial staff. "New commander makes history at White Sands". Clovis News Journal, September 19, 2012. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
  2. ^ 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]

Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge

Awarded the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin in 2002.

Military offices
Preceded by
Jesse R. Cross
Quartermaster General of the United States Army
2010 – 2012
Succeeded by
vacant