Sustain the Force!



MG Charles R. Hamilton
Commanding General

Major General Charles R. Hamilton became the Commanding General of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command on 7 June 2018. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Major General 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 Officer Candidate School as the Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps.

After graduation from the Quartermaster Basic Course, he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in the 240th Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, VA 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; Board Recorder Department of the Army Secretariat, Human Resources Command (HRC); Army Quartermaster Captains Assignment Officer, HRC; Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern/J4, Pentagon; Logistics Staff Officer, G-4 Pentagon; Chief of Supply and Services, 101st Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell, KY; Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 561st Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, KY; Quartermaster Organizational Integrator, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army, Pentagon; Executive Officer to the Vice Director, DLA, Fort Belvoir, VA; Commander DLA Contingency Support Team-Afghanistan; Joint Logistics Planner and Plans and Exercises Officer, DLA, Fort Belvoir, VA; Battalion Commander, 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Korea; Assignment Officer, Colonels Management Office, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Pentagon; Commander, USFOR-A Support South/Southwest, Afghanistan; Commander, 101st Sustainment Brigade, Fort Campbell, KY, deploying his Brigade ďTask Force LifelinerĒ to Afghanistan. After brigade command, he was assigned as the Executive Officer to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, U.S. Army, Pentagon. He subsequently served as the commander of DLA Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA. He was most recently 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.

Major General Hamiltonís 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.

Major General Hamiltonís awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2nd Awd), Bronze Star Medal (2nd Awd), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Awd), Meritorious Service Medal (9th Awd), Joint Service Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd Awd), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7th Awd), Good Conduct Medal (2nd Awd) and OEF Campaign Awards. He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Parachute Rigger Badge, Air Assault Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.



COL Greg Boyd
Deputy Commanding Officer

Colonel Gregory G. Boyd is a native of Birmingham, AL. He entered active duty as a Private First Class in 1984 serving in the 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, GA as an Infantryman. After being discharged in 1987; he enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He completed ROTC in 1989 as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. After completing his degree, he returned to active duty in 1991. He holds a BA in Political Science from UAB. Additionally he has earned a Master of Science in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Command and General Staff College (AMSP), and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Prior to assuming duties as the Deputy Commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Colonel Boydís assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Company XO, 1-505th PIR, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg, NC, Shop Officer and Battalion S-2/3, 782nd MSB, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg, NC, Company Commander and Aide-de-Camp, 19th TSC, Republic of Korea, G-4 Chief of Plans/Operations, FSB SPO, and BN XO, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg, NC and Iraq, Senior BSB Observer/Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA, Battalion Commander 82nd BSB, 3/82nd ABN, Fort Bragg, NC and Iraq, G-4/Director of Sustainment, 82nd ABN, Fort Bragg, NC, Director of Stability (CJ-9), RC-S/CJTF-82, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Brigade Commander 45th Sustainment Brigade, Hawaii and 45th SB CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element (CMRE) Afghanistan, Deputy Commander, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg, NC.

Colonel Boyd's operational experience encompasses a career spent mostly in divisional units with two deployments to Iraq and two deployments to Afghanistan. He deployed to New Orleans in support Hurricane Katrina relief operations, to Texas in support Hurricane Harvey relief operations, and to Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Maria relief operations.

He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Logistics Executive Development Course, Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies, and the United States Naval War College. His training includes the US Army Airborne School, the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster and Air Movement Operations Schools, and the US Air Force Joint Firepower Course and the USAWC Senior Leader Seminar.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three service stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and the NATO Medal. Colonel Boyd has earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Republic of Korea Master Parachutist Badge.


CSM Maurice V. Chaplin
Command Sergeant Major

CSM Maurice V. Chaplin is a native of Jacksonville, FL, where he entered active military service on 2 Oct 1989. He graduated from William M. Raines High School in June 1989. He enlisted as a 76Y Supply Specialist.

His assignments include C. Co. 121 Signal Battalion, Ft. Riley, KS, HSC 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan Korea, 3/15 Infantry Battalion Fort Stewart, GA, 66 MI Battalion Augsburg, GE, 7th Special Forces Group (A) Fort Bragg, NC, 3rd Special Forces Group (A) Fort Bragg, NC, USASMA Fort Bliss, TX, HHC 1st Signal Brigade, Yongsan, Korea, DHHB, 1st ID, Fort Riley, KS, 10TH RSG Okinawa, Japan, 8TH TSC Honolulu, HI,19th ESC, Daegu, Korea.

CSM Chaplinís duty assignments include Unit Armorer, Supply Clerk, Supply Sergeant, S4 NCOIC, Detachment Sergeant, First Sergeant, Brigade S4 Sergeant Major, Battalion Command Sergeant Major, Brigade Command Sergeant Major and G3 Sergeant Major.

His deployments include Operation Desert Storm/ Desert Shield as a Supply Clerk and Unit Armorer, OEF VIII as the S4 NCOIC and Detachment Sergeant, OEF XII-OEF XIII as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major

His awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Air Force Commendation Medal, Joint Service Accommodation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (9th Awd), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Awd), Korea Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 bronze stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (#5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (#4), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, NATO ISAF Medal Afghanistan, Combat Action Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge. CSM Chaplin was also awarded the Order of Saint Barbara and a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

CSM Chaplin is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic and Advance NCO Course, First Sergeantís Course, The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, all levels of the Sergeants Major Pre-Command Course, and the Nominative Leaders Course.

CSM Chaplin holds an Associateís Degree in General Studies from Fayetteville Technical Community College, a Bachelors of Science in Management from The University of Phoenix, and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from Trident University International.



8th TSC ensures readiness of assigned units, plans, integrates, and synchronizes theater distribution and sustainment with joint and enterprise partners, while building military relationships that develop partner (defense/sustainment) capacity in order tp (IOT) contribute to a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region.


8th Theater Sustainment Command is Operationalized as INDO-PACOM's Material Integrator, Synchronizing Capabilities and Resources from factory to foxhole while ensuring Soldiers and the Civilian workforce remain trained and ready. Sustain the Force!