| Patricia McQuistion|| Lieutenant General|
1980 – 2015
| Tobyhanna Army Depot|
United States Army
United States of America
Patricia E. McQuistion Wikipedia
Patricia E. McQuistion is retired lieutenant general of the United States Army. She served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command from 2012 until her retirement in 2015.
Patricia McQuistion received her initial army officer training in the ROTC program at the University of Akron in Ohio. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and received her commission as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in 1980. She later earned a master's degree in acquisition management at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts and a master's degree in national resource strategy at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C..
Patricia McQuistion's nomination for promotion to colonel was received by the Senate along with 429 others on February 2, 2000 and approved on April 27. Colonel McQuistion assumed command of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania on July 12, 2001 and held that position until July 2003. She was nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general on August 31, 2005. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on October 28. Two years later she assumed command of the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 12, 2007.
Patricia McQuistion was appointed as commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany on May 12, 2009. Brigadier General McQuistion was relieved from her command in Columbus on August 6 and assumed her new command on August 20. She was subsequently nominated for promotion to the rank of major general on October 15. This nomination was quickly reviewed and approved by the Senate on October 28. She received this promotion on November 10. After serving in Germany for two years, she was appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Illinois on April 5, 2011. Major General McQuistion was relieved from her previous command on August 25 and assumed her new position on October 28.
Patricia McQuistion was nominated for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general on January 25, 2012. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 26. She was relieved from her previous command on July 27. She received her promotion on August 2 and assumed her position as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command on August 7. She served in this position for two and a half years until her retirement on April 10, 2015.