Col. Gwen Bingham, who will soon be promoted to brigadier general, became the first female commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School yesterday morning. She will oversee the training of more than 20,000 military students a year. With the new assignment, she returns to the installation where she started her Army career more than 29 years ago and served as garrison commander from 2005 to 2008. Bingham recently returned from a deployment to Kuwait and Afghanistan as special assistant to the commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command. Prior to that, she served as chief of staff for U.S. Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "It's really not about me. … I don't really look at it from the historical side," she said. "It's indeed an honor for me to be the first, but I just feel privileged and honored to be a part of a team with all the men and women that have served with me in the past and continue to serve here with me at Fort Lee." Heart and humility. A great combination.
Read more at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.