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Douglas M. McBride Jr
Douglas M. McBride, Jr.
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Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr.
Born (1966-03-07) 7 March 1966 (age 54)
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchEmblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service1989-present
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
AwardsLegion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star Medal (2)

Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr. (born 7 March 1966)[1] is a serving general officer in the United States Army and the 55th Quartermaster General and Commandant of the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia. McBride was appointed as the interim commander of the US Army Combined Arms Command / Sustainment Center of Excellence on 23 August 2018.

Early life

McBride spent his youth in New York City, New York. After earning football and ROTC Scholarships, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps in 1989.[2]


He is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Naval Command and Staff College where he earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and the Air War College where he earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies. McBride also earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Central Texas.[3]

Military career

McBride's first assignment was as the Maintenance Platoon Leader of Company C, 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He led his platoon into combat during Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-91. He then served as the Company Direct Support Maintenance Shop Officer, Class IX Technical Supply Officer, and Executive Officer.[4]

Following graduation from the Ordnance Officer Advanced Course and promotion to the rank of Captain, he served as Battalion S-1 for the 23rd Support Group at Camp Humphreys, Korea. McBride's next assignment was as the Chief of the 507th Material Management Team, 2nd Corps Support Center (CMMC), 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He then took command of the 39th Ordnance Company (Airborne), 7th Transportation Battalion, 507th Corps Support Group. After company command he served as the Ordnance Branch Captain's Assignment Manager, Human Resource Command, Alexandria, Virginia.

Following promotion to the rank of Major, and attendance at the Naval Command and Staff College in Newport, Rhode Island, McBride was assigned as the S-4, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Light), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. He then served as the Support Operations Officer and Battalion Executive Officer in the 725th Main Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division Support Command. McBride's next assignment was as the Deputy Inspector General, US First Army, Fort Gillem, Georgia.

After promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and selection for tactical battalion command, McBride assumed command of the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Stewart, Georgia. He deployed his battalion to Iraq where it served as part of the Surge Campaign during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2007-2009. After battalion command McBride was assigned as the Executive Officer to the G-4, Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.

Upon graduation from the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama he returned to Fort Gillem, Georgia, where he served as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Army Forces Command. McBride then commanded the 593d Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. He deployed elements of the 593rd to Afghanistan where he led the CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element (CMRE). Upon return from deployment he inactivated the Sustainment Brigade and converted it to the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command.[5]

McBride then served as the G-3/5/7 of the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, Virginia. His last assignment was as the Commanding General of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Hood, Texas.[6]

Military courses

  • Support Operations Course
  • Inspector General Course
  • Joint Logistics Course
  • Joint Personnel Recovery Course

Awards and decorations

See also


  1. ^ "Quartermaster Commandant - Biography". U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "2017 Patriotic Program Speakers & Parade Grand Marshalls". PRCA Rodeo. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "2017 Patriotic Program Speakers & Parade Grand Marshalls". PRCA Rodeo. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Fort Hood Sustainment commander promoted to brigadier general". Killeen Daily Herald. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Brigadier general to command ESC". Northwest Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Quartermaster Commandant - Biography". US Army Quartermaster School. Retrieved 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Brigadier General Rodney D. Fogg
Quartermaster General of the United States Army
Succeeded by

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