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News | June 16, 2017

Chamberlain takes command at DLA Distribution Red River

By DLA Distribution Public Affairs DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey P. Chamberlain assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Red River, Texas, in a June 16 ceremony.  The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution Susquehanna commander Army Col. Brad J. Eungard.

Having been born in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and growing up in Southern California, Chamberlain enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1990 as an Administrative Specialist. He deployed in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm to Fort Ord Army Hospital, California, and rose to the rank of Sergeant. 

Chamberlain graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Paralegal Certificate, and commissioned into the U.S. Army Field Artillery as a 2nd Lieutenant from San Diego State University ROTC.  He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.  He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve, California Army National Guard and the Regular Army, with nine years civilian leadership experience in corporate sales management.

His key Army staff assignments include Chief, Supply and Services  Branch and Deputy, Multinational and Interagency Branch for Army Cross Servicing Agreements, U.S. Army Europe G-4, Wiesbaden, Germany; Brigade S3, 82nd Sustainment Brigade and Battalion Executive Officer, 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Fort Bragg; Executive Officer to Commanding Generals deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan in support of the Afghan Retrograde, and Chief, Supply and Services Branch deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn retrograde of materiel from Iraq, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Bragg; Battalion Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer, 40th Brigade Support Battalion, Bell, California; Battalion Support Operations Officer, 749th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Benicia, California; Battalion S4, 1-160th Infantry, deployed to Kuwait and Iraq for the OIF Surge; Battalion S4, 3-160th Infantry, deployed to Egypt in support of Multinational Force and Observers 48; Battalion S4, 746th Quartermaster (POL), Van Nuys, California; Battalion Assistant S3 and Battalion Fire Direction Officer, 1-82 Field Artillery, Fort Hood.

Chamberlain’s military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Captain’s Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Captain’s Combined Arms Exercise Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

His personal decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, and Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with three Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.  His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with “4”, NATO medal, Multinational Force and Observers Medal with “2” and Parachutist Badge.