David E. Quantock

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David E. Quantock
David Quantock.jpg
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Army
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General David E. Quantock was the United States Army Inspector General from 2014 to 2018.

Abu Ghraib[edit]

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 was 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 2nd Lt. with the 558th Military Police Company at Kriegsfeld Army Depot (North Point) Germany. His career continued as an Officer with various leadership assignments including Commander of 504th Military Police Battalion, Commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade, Commandant, U.S. Army Military Police School, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, Provost Marshal General of the U.S. Army and Commander of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.[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. Associated Press. 
  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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