Douglas M. McBride, Jr.
Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr.
|Born||7 March 1966|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Army|
|Years of service||1989-present|
|Awards||Legion of Merit (3)|
Bronze Star Medal (2)
Brigadier General Douglas M. McBride, Jr. (born 7 March 1966) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Basic Parachutist Badge|
|British Parachutist Badge|
|1st Cavalry Division Combat Service Identification Badge|
|U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps Distinctive Unit Insignia|
|Legion of Merit with two bronze oak leaf clusters|
|Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters|
|Army Superior Unit Award|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with service star|
|Afghanistan Campaign Medal with service star|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Service Medal|
|Humanitarian Service Medal with service star|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 4|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|