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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 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 junior at Purdue University (Mechanical Engineering) and Jennifer, a freshman at UCLA.


CSM Gregory Binford
Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Binford enlisted in the Army in March 1989 and attended Basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ and Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.

CSM Binford’s assignments include: one tour in Okinawa, two tours in Germany, and the following U.S. installations: two tours at Schofield Barracks, HI; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Riley, KS; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Bliss, TX; and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. Additionally, he deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, and he has three combat tours in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1990-1991, and during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2007 and 2008-2009.

During CSM Binford’scareer he has held a variety of leadership and staff positions including: Command Sergeant Major, 404th Army Field Support Brigade; Command Sergeant Major, 73rdOrdnance Battalion; Command Sergeant Major, 505th Quartermaster Battalion; G4 Maintenance SGM, 25th Infantry Division; Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command; First Sergeant E Company, 3/25 Aviation Battalion; Division Protocol NCOIC, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Division Public Affairs Supervisor, 1st Infantry Division; Platoon Sergeant; Operations NCO; Instructor; Section Sergeant; and Squad Leader.

His military education includes: All levels of the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) including Class 58 of the Sergeants Major Course, the Force Management Course (How the Army Runs for SGMs), the First Sergeant Course, the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course (63W Advanced Individual Training), the Wheel Vehicle Recovery Course (H8), the DS Plus Course, the NBC NCO Course, the Unit Armorer Course, the Instructor Training Course, the Systems Approach to Training Course, the Small Group Instruction Course, and the Senior Training and Education Manager's Course. Additionally, he has completed Phases 1-5 of the Structured Self-Development Program and the Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) Course.

CSM Binford’s awards and decorations include the: Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (9th Award), Army Commendation Medal (5th Award), Army Achievement Medal (4th Award), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 7), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Campaign Stars), National Defense Medal (1 Bronze Star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Campaign Stars), Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the government of Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (from the government of Kuwait), NATO Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (2nd Award), Good Conduct Medal (Numeral 7), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, Driver’s Badge, and the Mechanic’s Badge. He was also presented with the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.

His civilian education includes a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree. CSM Binford has also been recognized by the International Society of Logistics as a Demonstrated Master Logistician.

CSM Binford is married with three sons and one daughter and a native of Kansas City, Kansas.



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