Patricia E. McQuistion

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Patricia E. McQuistion
Lieutenant General Patricia E. McQuistion.jpg
BornSteubenville, Ohio
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1980 – 2015
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldTobyhanna Army Depot
Defense Supply Center, Columbus
21st Theater Sustainment Command
U.S. Army Sustainment Command

Patricia E. McQuistion is retired lieutenant general of the United States Army. She served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command from 2012[1] until her retirement in 2015.[2]

Military education[edit]

Patricia McQuistion received her initial army officer training in the ROTC program at the University of Akron in Ohio. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and received her commission as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in 1980. She later earned a master's degree in acquisition management at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and a master's degree in national resource strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C..

Military career[edit]

Patricia McQuistion's nomination for promotion to colonel was received by the Senate along with 429 others on February 2, 2000 and approved on April 27.[3] Colonel McQuistion assumed command of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania on July 12, 2001[4] and held that position until July 2003.[5] She was nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general on August 31, 2005.[6] This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on October 28.[7] Two years later she assumed command of the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 12, 2007.[8]

Patricia McQuistion was appointed as commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany on May 12, 2009.[9] Brigadier General McQuistion was relieved from her command in Columbus on August 6[10] and assumed her new command on August 20.[11] She was subsequently nominated for promotion to the rank of major general on October 15.[12] This nomination was quickly reviewed and approved by the Senate on October 28.[13] She received this promotion on November 10. After serving in Germany for two years, she was appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Illinois on April 5, 2011.[14] Major General McQuistion was relieved from her previous command on August 25[15] and assumed her new position on October 28.[16]

Patricia McQuistion was nominated for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general on January 25, 2012.[1] This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 26.[17] She was relieved from her previous command on July 27.[18] She received her promotion on August 2 and assumed her position as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command on August 7. She served in this position for two and a half years until her retirement on April 10, 2015.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. January 25, 2012. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Mrs. Cherish T. Gilmore (April 10, 2015). "AMC says farewell to a great Soldier, master logistician". U.S. Army. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "PN767 — Army". U.S. Congress. April 27, 2000. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  4. ^ "First female commander of Toby Army Depot assumes the helm". Pocono Record. July 14, 2001. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  5. ^ Erin Doolittle (August 1, 2003). "Toby Army Depot transfered [sic] to new commander". Pocono Record. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. August 31, 2005. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Congressional Record". The Library of Congress. October 28, 2005. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Tonya Johnson (October 17, 2007). "Columbus commander, deputy visit Richmond detachments" (PDF). the Columbus Federal Voice. p. 14. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  9. ^ "General Officer Assignments". U.S. Department of Defense. May 12, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  10. ^ John Foreman (August 7, 2009). "Richardson takes command of Columbus supply center". Defense Logistics Agency. Archived from the original on January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  11. ^ Angelika Lantz (August 21, 2009). "21st TSC welcomes new commanding general". U.S. Army. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  12. ^ "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. October 15, 2009. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  13. ^ "Congressional Record". The Library of Congress. October 28, 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  14. ^ "General Officer Announcements". U.S. Department of Defense. April 5, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  15. ^ Jennifer H. Svan (August 25, 2011). "Maj. Gen. McQuistion passes command of 21st TSC to Brig. Gen. Piggee". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  16. ^ Megan Marie McIntyre (October 28, 2011). "McQuistion takes reins of Army Sustainment Command". U.S. Army. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
  17. ^ "Congressional Record". The Library of Congress. April 26, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  18. ^ Ed Tibbetts (July 27, 2012). "U.S. Army transfers authority over ASC to civilian -- temporarily". Quad-City Times. Retrieved January 26, 2015.

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