Major General Patricia E. McQuistion
Commanding General, US Army Sustainment Command

Major General Patricia E. McQuistion
Major General Patricia E. McQuistion assumed command of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command on 28 October 2011.

Her previous assignment was Commanding General of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command for U.S. Army-Europe and Seventh Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

She has served in numerous assignments, starting as a maintenance platoon leader and S-1 for the 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and then as protocol officer for the U.S. Army Western Command at Fort Shafter. She then moved to Germany, where she served as a company commander in the 56th Field Artillery Command (Pershing) and as maintenance officer for V Corps, Seventh Army. She was next assigned to the U.S. Army Personnel Command in Alexandria, Virginia, as Ordnance systems manager. She then moved to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as a speechwriter for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff. Later assignments took her to Fort Riley, Kansas, where she served as chief of the Division Materiel Management Center and as assistant chief of staff (G-4) for the 1st Infantry Division; to Fort Hood, Texas, where she commanded the Special Troops Battalion in the 13th Corps Support Command. She then returned to the Pentagon as a special assistant for personnel and logistics to the U.S. Army Chief of Staff. From June 2000 to June 2001, Major General McQuistion served as chief of support and deputy commander for the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai, Egypt. She returned to the United States to command Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania, a position she held through June 2003. Major General McQuistion was then assigned to the Headquarters of the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, as executive officer to the deputy commanding general, followed by a third Pentagon assignment as director for strategy and integration within the Officer of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army (G-4).

In September 2006, Major General McQuistion went to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as ASC deputy commanding general with duty as commanding general of Army Materiel Command-Forward (Southwest Asia), director of operational sustainment, and G-4 for US Army Central Command. She then commanded the Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio (now Defense Logistics Agency-Land and Maritime). She held that position through August 2009, when she was named as commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Akron, where she earned a commission in the U.S. Army through the ROTC program. She earned a master's degree in acquisition management from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and national resource strategy from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Her military schooling includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Major General McQuistion’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters; the Bronze Star; the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Commendation Medal; the Army Achievement Medal; the Army Staff Identification Badge; and the Ehrenkreuz der Bundeswehr in Gold.