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News | June 20, 2019

Chamberlain awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal

By Cory Angell, DLA Distribution Public Affairs

In a ceremony held June 20, Army Lt. Col. Jeffrey P. Chamberlain was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal at DLA Distribution Red River, Texas.

“Jeff has a distinguished career, one with multiple tours,” said Navy Rear Adm. Kevin M. Jones, commander DLA Distribution. “As the commander of DLA Distribution Red River, Jeff demonstrated that he is a gifted leader. He is driven, relentless and professional.”

Chamberlain was born at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1990 and deployed in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and rose to the rank of Sergeant. 

He 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 by San Diego State University ROTC.  He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.

He has held various command and staff assignments throughout his career with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also had various corporate civilian leadership roles in energy management and sales.

Lt. Col. 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.

Chamberlain and his DDRT team were instrumental in the Army receiving the 2018 Emerging Technology Award and 2019 Future Trends team award from the Government Information Technology Executive Council and Advanced Technology Academic Research Center for work completed on the serialization of class VII materiel.

 “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve with the Red River team of teams,” said Chamberlain. “This is a very tight knit community and we were welcomed with open arms from day one. My family and I have truly enjoyed our time here and will miss the friends we’ve made and times we’ve shared.”