MG Charles R. Hamilton, USA
Commanding General, 8th Theater Sustainment Command
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Maj. Gen. Charles. R. Hamilton became the Assistant Chief of Staff of J4, United States Forces Korea, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, U4, United Nations Command, and Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff, C4, Combined Forces Command on 19 September 2017.
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Maj. Gen. Hamilton enlisted in the U.S. Army. Upon completion of basic and individual training, he was assigned to Fort Hood, TX. In Feb. 1988, he graduated from OCS as the Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Quartermaster Corps.
After graduation from the Quartermaster Basic Course, he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in the 240th Quartermaster Battalion, and later selected as aide-de-camp to the Commanding General, Troop Support Command. Following his assignment as aide-de-camp, he attended the Quartermaster Advanced Course. Subsequent assignments include: Company Commander, 305th Quartermaster Company, Korea; Recorder DA Secretariat, HRC; CPTs Assignment Officer, HRC; Joint Intern/J4 Pentagon; Logistics Staff Officer, G-4 Pentagon; Chief of Supply and Services, 101st CSG, Fort Campbell, KY; Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 561st Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY; Transformation Action Officer, G-3 Pentagon; XO to the Vice Director, DLA, Fort Belvoir, VA, Commander DLA-Fwd Bagram, Afghanistan; Battalion Commander, 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Korea, Office of the Chief of Staff as the Logistics Colonels Assignment Officer, Chief of Staff, USFOR-A South/Southwest, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Commander, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, KY, deployed his Brigade to Afghanistan “Task Force Lifeliner”. He was then assigned as the Executive Officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4. He was most recently in command of Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.
Maj. Gen. Hamilton’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Virginia State University, Masters in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a second Masters in Military Studies from Marine Corps University. His military education includes Senior Service College as a 2012 OSD Corporate Fellow, the Marine Command and Staff and the Joint Forces Staff College, the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Course, and the Combined Arms and Services Staff School. He has completed Airborne, Air Assault and Rigger School.
Maj. Gen. Hamilton’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Awd), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3nd Awd), Meritorious Service Medal (9 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Awd), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), Good Conduct Medal (2 Awds) and OEF Campaign Awards. He has also been awarded the Army, Joint Staff Badges and the Combat Action Badge.