|Born||1959 (age 61–62)|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1981–2019|
|Commands held||TACOM Life Cycle Management Command|
White Sands Missile Range
United States Army Quartermaster School
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan|
|Awards||Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Lieutenant General Gwendolyn Bingham (born 1959) is a retired officer of the United States Army who served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management from 2016 to 2019. Bingham previously served as the Commander of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command headquartered at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan, and as the Commanding General, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. She was the 51st Quartermaster General of the United States Army and Commandant of the United States Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia – the first female officer to hold these positions.
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.
Bingham's 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.
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; Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Kabul, Afghanistan and Kandahar, Afghanistan; Commander, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Bingham was nominated for promotion to brigadier general on August 27, 2010, and received that rank on April 22, 2011. The President sent her nomination for promotion to major general to Congress on March 20, 2013.
Awards and decorations
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal|
|Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster|
|Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Joint Service Commendation Medal|
|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|
|Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge|
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- Ruidoso News editorial staff. "New commander makes history at White Sands". Clovis News Journal, September 19, 2012. Retrieved on May 16, 2013.
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- "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. March 20, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
- "TACOM welcomes first female commander". Click On Detroit. June 25, 2014. Archived from the original on June 25, 2014.
- Devon L. Suits, Army News Service (March 19, 2019) 'Quiet pioneer' looks back at female firsts
- U.S. Army Public Affairs (September 27, 2019) Lt. Gen. Jason Evans confirmed as Army's new Deputy Chief of Staff, G-9 New for the Installation portfolio: DCS, G-9 formerly known as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (ACSIM)
- "WID-Michigan to Honor Major General Gwen Bingham at the 6th Annual Black Tie Gala". WID-MI. August 10, 2014. Archived from the original on August 16, 2014.
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