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Major General Duane A. Gamble

Commanding General, U.S. Army Sustainment Command

Major General Duane A. Gamble assumed the duties as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command July 2017. A native of Arbutus, Maryland; MG Gamble attended Western Maryland College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned as an Ordnance officer in May 1985. He has earned Masters of Science degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

MG Gamble previously served as the Commanding General of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command since June 24, 2015. In that position, he ensured the 21st Theater Sustainment Command sets the United States European Command (EUCOM) and as directed, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) theaters; employs warfighting functions to support Unified Land Operations, deploys ready forces to execute theater opening, theater distribution, sustainment, and supports the U.S. Army Europe Theater Security Cooperation efforts. He served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (G-4). There he provided overview and direction in the management of actions pertaining to logistics operations, readiness, strategy, integration, force projection, and distribution. Before joining the Army staff, MG Gamble served as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater). He oversaw the sustainment, equipping, training, mobilization and deployment of logistics forces in support of CENTCOM and ARCENT operational priorities. MG Gamble served as Commander, 528th Sustainment Brigade (Airborne), supporting Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines; Commander, 426th Forward Support Battalion (Air Assault) supporting the Bastogne Brigade (1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Deputy Commanding Officer, 46th Corps Support Group (Airborne); and Commander, Company B, 782nd Maintenance Battalion (Airborne) supporting the Falcon Brigade (2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne) during Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

MG Gamble’s other key staff assignments include: Director, Force Projection and Distribution (G44D), Army G-4; Deputy J-4, United States Forces Iraq; J-4, Joint Task Force Haiti; G-4, XVIII Airborne Corps; G-4, NATO Rapid Deployable Corps – Turkey; Executive Officer for the Army Materiel Command G3; G4, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Executive Officer, 307th Forward Support Battalion (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division.

MG Gamble’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Assault Badge, and Master Parachutist Badge.