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Col. Faith Mellott Chamberlain

Commander, DLA Europe & Africa

A native of western Pennsylvania, Faith was commissioned in 1999 as a Quartermaster Officer from West Point. She began her career with the 596th Maintenance Company in Darmstadt, Germany as the Ground Support Equipment Platoon Leader deploying to Macedonia in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization KFOR mission. She served as the unit’s Class IX Accountable and Executive Officers and transitioned to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana as the Operations Group Maintenance Officer and Company Commander. In 2005 she deployed to Iraq with the 142nd Corps Support Battalion in support of the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division. As the S3 Operations Officer, she was responsible for overseeing intra-theater combat logistics patrols.

She was selected as an Instructor and Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences Department at West Point and then as an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013, she deployed to Kuwait as the Executive Officer of the 840th Transportation Battalion supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Spartan Shield. She then served as the Military Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. She commanded Defense Logistics Agency Korea and managed fuel for all Joint Forces in South Korea and provided quality assurance for fuel used across INDOPACOM from 2016-2018.

Following command, she was assigned to HQDA Deputy Chief of Staff G4 and seconded to the newly established Joint Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center where she worked with Service AI Task Forces, Service Labs, Academic Partners, and Commercial Industry to improve predictive maintenance of the Joint H60 fleet. Then the Army afforded her an invaluable opportunity to return home for a year and give back to western Pennsylvania and its future leaders as the Three Rivers Battalion Professor of Military Science (ROTC). She was responsible for developing 260+ Cadets who attended the University of Pittsburgh and 13 Crosstown Schools.

She holds a B.S. from West Point, a Masters of Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.

Colonel Chamberlain’s military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, (3 oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist and Rigger Badges, and various campaign and service awards.

She is married to Bob Chamberlain and they have two children, Luke (12) and Mimi (11).