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MG Edward F. Dorman, III
Commanding General

Major General Edward F. Dorman, III is a native of Cookeville, Tennessee and a 1983 Distinguished Military Graduate of Tennessee Technical University where he received his commission. Prior to his selection as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Operations), he was the Army G-4 Director of Operations and Logistics Readiness where he began working the retrograde of equipment and personnel from Afghanistan. MG Dorman also served as the Military Assistant to the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Director, APPF Advisory Group, and the ISAF CJ-4. His other General Officer assignments include the Army’s 25th Chief of Transportation and Commandant of the Transportation School.

MG Dorman has commanded at all levels, from platoon through brigade, and served in staff assignments at the battalion through Army and Joint Staff level. He served overseas tours in Germany and operational combat deployments including: Commander, Logistics Task Force 530, Operation Enduring Freedom; Commander, Task Force Spear, JSOTF 20, Operation Iraqi Freedom; Sustainment Brigade Commander (Special Operations) (Airborne), Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom; and Assistant Chief of Staff-CJ4, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq; and G-4, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

MG Dorman is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  He holds a Master of Language Arts in German Language and Literature from Middlebury College and the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

MG Dorman’s awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2OLC, Bronze Star Medal with 2 OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 5 OLC, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, the Ranger Tab, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge,and both the Army and Joint Staff Identification Badges.



COL Phillip A. Mead
Deputy Commanding Officer

Originally from Marshalltown, Iowa, COL Phillip A. Mead was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army in 1987 from the United States Military Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. Prior to arriving to 8th Theater Sustainment Command, he was the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commander, United States Pacific Command.

COL Mead commanded at all levels, from platoon through brigade, and served in staff assignments at the battalion through Army and Combatant Command level. He commanded twice at the company level and at both Battalion and Brigade level. During each of his commands he deployed or served in a combat, hostile fire, or a hazardous duty zone. Operational deployments included: Commander, HHC 169th Maintenance Battalion (Fort Hood) in support of Operational Provide Comfort (Somalia); Commander, 501st Forward Support Company, 173D Airborne Brigade (Vicenza, Italy), in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commander, Special Troops Battalion (Wiesbaden, Germany) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Commander, Materiel Support Center – Korea (Camp Carroll, South Korea).

COL Mead was also selected to lead two DoD-level organizations in support of Presidential and Congressional mandated missions. These assignments included: Director, Gulf War Declassification Project and Director, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.
COL Mead is a graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Advanced Operational Arts Studies Fellowship. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and a Masters in Military Science from the Command and General Staff College.

COL Mead’s awards and decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with 1 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal with 5 OLC, United Nations Medal, Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Badge.

He is married to the former Yi, Hwa Son and they have two children Christopher, a sophomore at Purdue University (Mechanical Engineering) and Jennifer, a senior at Moanalua High School (Senior Class President).



CSM Charles M. Tobin
Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Charles Tobin, a native of Samoa, entered active duty in October 1983. Command Sergeant Major Tobin attended Basic Training and Advancement Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina

His first assignment was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He left the Army for one year in October 1986, before enlisting again in October 1987. Upon his return, Command Sergeant Major Tobin was assigned to the Federal Republic of Germany. Command Sergeant Major Tobin returned to continental United States and was assigned to the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California.

Additional assignments include: Division Support Command, 82nd Airborne Division; 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division: 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Division Support Command, 1st Armored Division, Germany; 47th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Germany; Headquarters Commandant, European Command, Germany; 377th Theater Sustainment Command, New Orleans Louisiana; 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina and COMISAF, Advisory and Assistance Team, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Kabul, Afghanistan; 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In April 2014, CSM Tobin was selected for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. During his career, CSM Tobin has served in every Noncommissioned Officer leadership position from squad leader to Command Sergeant Major. He has participated in contingencies such as Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

CSM Tobin’s military and civilian education consists of: all levels of Non-commissioned Officer Professional Military Education, First Sergeants Course, Sergeants Major Academy Course, Force Management Course, Keystone Leader Course, Inspector General Course, Battle Staff Course, Jump Master Course, Basic Airborne School, and Air Assault School. CSM Tobin holds a Master of Arts Degree in Management from Webster University.

His awards and decorations include Legion of Merit (2OLC), Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Jumpmaster badge, Air Assault badge. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin for the Quartermaster Regiment and he is also a recipient of The General Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence.



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