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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 John P. Chadbourne
Deputy Commanding Officer

COL Chadbourne was commissioned in May 1988 into the United States Army Ordnance Corps upon graduation from North Georgia College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. In addition, he holds Graduate degrees from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Army War College. COL Chadbourne’s civilian professional qualifications include being designated a Certified Professional Logistician (CPL) by the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE).
                                                                                                                                                               In 25 years of active commissioned service, COL Chadbourne’s key assignments include: Platoon Leader and Shop Officer, 123rd MSB, 1st Armored Division in Fuerth, Germany; Maintenance Control Officer, 17th Combat Equipment Company in Grobendonk, Belgium;  Assistant S-4, First Brigade and Company Commander, E Company, 724th Main Support Battalion,  24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA;  Materiel Readiness Officer and Support Operations Officer, DISCOM, First Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany;.  Division Materiel Officer and Executive Officer,  703d Main Support Battalion, 3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Regimental Second-in-Command, SEME Regiment, 4th United Kingdom, Bordon, England; Battalion Commander,  703d Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, G3, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Daegu, South Korea; Brigade Commander, MSC-K, Waegwan, South Korea.  On 3 July 2013, he was assigned as the Deputy Commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
                                                                                                                                                               His combat and operational tours include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Iraq (1990-1991), OPERATION JOINT GUARD/JOINT FORGE in Bosnia (1998), OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN/ KOSOVO FORCE (KFOR) (2000), OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (2003) and (2007-2009).
                                                                                                                                                          COL Chadbourne’s military schools include the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

COL Chadbourne ’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit,  the Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Star), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Stars), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Saudi Arabia Liberation of Kuwait Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Airborne Badge.  COL Chadbourne has also been permanently awarded the Presidential Unit Citation Award, Valorous Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Citation.


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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