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Quartermaster Commandant - Biography:

Brigadier General Douglas McArther McBride Jr. - 55th Quartermaster Commandant

Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr. was born on March 7, 1966 to the late Douglas M. McBride, Sr. and his lovely wife the late Betty G. McBride. The first few years of his life were spent at Fort Hood, Texas as part of a military family due to his father’s enlistment in the United States Army. After a tour in Vietnam his father left the Army to start a new life for his family in New York City. Brigadier General Doug McBride grew up in the Bronx and Long Island, New York, flourishing as a student athlete, eventually earning himself a football and ROTC scholarship at Boston’s Northeastern University. There he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and on June 16, 1989 received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army as an Ordnance Corps Officer.

Brigadier General McBride attended the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland in June of 1989 and upon completion received his first assignment as the Maintenance Platoon Leader of Charlie Company, 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. While in this assignment he led his platoon into combat during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91 (Operation Desert Shield/Storm). He then became the Company DS Maintenance Shop Officer, CL IX Technical Supply Officer and Executive Officer before receiving orders to the Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland in May of 1993.

Following the Advanced Course and promotion to Captain, he was assigned as the S-1, 23rd Support Group, Camp Humphrey, Republic of Korea. After completion of this hardship tour, in December of 1994, he received orders to Fort Bragg, NC where he was assigned as the Chief of the 507th Material Management Team, 2nd Support Center (CMMC), 1st COSCOM. On December 8, 1995 he assumed command of the 39th Ordnance Company (Airborne), 7th Transportation Battalion, 507th Corps Support Group. After 19 months of command he was nominated and selected to work at Ordnance Branch as the Captain’s Assignment Manager, Human Resource Command (HRC), in Alexandria, Virginia. In July of 1999 he was promoted to Major and attended Command and Staff College at the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Following Naval Command and Staff College, Brigadier General McBride was assigned as the S-4, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. After 12 months in this capacity he was assigned to the Division Support Command as the Support Operations Officer in the 725th Main Support Battalion. He finished his tour in HI as the Executive Officer of the 725th Main Support Battalion before receiving orders to be the Deputy Inspector General, First Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia. In July 2005 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and selected for Battalion Command (Tactical).

Effective 6 July 2006 Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr. assumed command of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade Special Troops Battalion (STB), Fort Stewart, Georgia. In May 07, he deployed his Battalion to Iraq as part of the Surge Campaign in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09. In October 2008 he was assigned as the Executive Officer to the Army Forces Command, G4 Fort McPherson, Georgia. He attended and graduated from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL in May 2010 and served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. He then took command of the 593d Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord on 8 June 2012 and deployed to Afghanistan as the CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element. He returned on 8 March 2013. Upon returning to Fort Lewis, he deactivated the Sustainment Brigade and converted it to the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in August 2013. Most recently he served as the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) G3/5/7 until May 2016. BG McBride assumed command of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Hood, Texas on 3 June 2016.

Brigadier General McBride’s military education includes the Basic Airborne School, Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Naval Command and Staff College, Air War College, Inspector General Course, Joint Logistics Course and the Joint Personnel Recovery Course. His civilian education includes a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Air War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, the National Defense Service Medal (1BS), the South West Asia Service Medal (2BS), Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (4), NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), the Army Parachutist Badge and the British Parachutist Badge.

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