• With the assistance of Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Quartermaster Corps' top noncommissioned officer, and Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, QM General and QM School commandant, Jonathan Hildner and Cindy Hildner unveil a marker honoring the memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, during a ceremony at Fort Lee, Va., Thursday. Hildner, Jonathan's father and Cindy's husband, died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. The marker, along with a dogwood tree planted in Hildner's memory, is located near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial. From July 2007 to 2010, Hildner served at Fort Lee, where he commanded the 23rd QM Brigade, QM School, and then served as the Combined Arms Support Command G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

    Unveiling Memories

    With the assistance of Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Quartermaster Corps' top noncommissioned officer, and Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, QM General and QM School commandant, Jonathan Hildner and Cindy Hildner unveil a marker honoring the memory of Brig...

  • Cindy Hildner and Jonathan Hildner, widow and son of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, attended a ceremony Thursday in honor of the former commander of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade. During the ceremony, a marker was unveiled near a dogwood tree that was planted in memory of Hildner, who died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. Hildner also served as Combined Arm Support Command G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

    Family Legacy

    Cindy Hildner and Jonathan Hildner, widow and son of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, attended a ceremony Thursday in honor of the former commander of the 23rd...

  • With his widow listening on, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, talks about Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, and his selfless service during a ceremony Thursday at Fort Lee, Va. Hildner, a former commander of the 23rd QM Brigade, died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. Also during the ceremony, a marker was unveiled near the dogwood tree planted in memory of Hildner.

    Kind Words, Memories

    With his widow listening on, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, talks about Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, and his...

  • This marker, located near the dogwood tree planted in honor of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, was unveiled by Quartermaster Corps' leadership team and Hildner's family. The tree is located near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial, by the headquarters of the Combined Arms Support Command where Hildner was previously on staff.

    Lasting Tribute

    This marker, located near the dogwood tree planted in honor of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, was unveiled by Quartermaster Corps' leadership team and...

  • Near the newly planted dogwood tree in honor of his father, Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, Jonathan Hildner shares a personal moment with Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, Quartermaster Corps' top noncommissioned officer. During the ceremony Thursday, which honored the life and service of the former 23rd QM Brigade commander, a marker was unveiled dedicating the tree, near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial, in his memory.

    Embracing memories

    Near the newly planted dogwood tree in honor of his father, Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, Jonathan Hildner shares a personal moment with Command Sgt. Maj...

  • Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, shares an embrace with Cindy Hildner, widow of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, following a ceremony honoring Hildner Thursday at Fort Lee, Va. During the ceremony, a marker was unveiled near a dogwood tree that was planted in memory of the former 23rd QM Brigade commander.

    Enduring Friendships

    Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, shares an embrace with Cindy Hildner, widow of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas...

  • In the memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, a dogwood tree was planted near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial, and a marker was unveiled during a ceremony Thursday. Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, shared her memories of Hildner and explained how the tree signified him and his service. Hildner, who died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes, is a former commander of the 23rd QM Brigade and Combined Arms Support Command G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

    Rooted in Service

    In the memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, a dogwood tree was planted near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial, and a marker was unveiled during a...

  • Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, presents Cindy Hildner and Jonathan Hildner with a plaque displaying the dogwood tree that was planted in honor of Jonathan's father and Cindy's husband, Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, during a ceremony at Fort Lee, Va., Thursday. The ceremony honored the memory of the former 23rd QM Brigade commander, whose final command was of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. Hildner died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes.

    Fitting Tribute

    Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, presents Cindy Hildner and Jonathan Hildner with a plaque displaying the dogwood tree that was planted in honor of Jonathan's father and Cindy's husband, Brig. Gen. Terence J...

  • After unveiling a marker Thursday, near the dogwood tree planted in memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and QM School commandant, escorts Cindy Hildner, Hildner's widow, back to her seat. The tree and plaque are located near the 1st Logistics Command War Memorial. From July 2007 to 2010, Hildner served at Fort Lee, where he commanded the 23rd QM Brigade, QM School, and then served as the Combined Arms support Command G3/director, Training and Doctrine. Hildner died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes.

    Lasting Touch

    After unveiling a marker Thursday, near the dogwood tree planted in memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, Quartermaster General and...

  • Former quartermaster generals were in attendance Thursday for a ceremony honoring the memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. Hildner died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. Hildner, a former commander of the 23rd QM Brigade, also served as the Combined Arms Support Command G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

    Paying Respects

    Former quartermaster generals were in attendance Thursday for a ceremony honoring the memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. Hildner died Feb. 3 in Kabul...

FORT LEE, Va. -- Known for being strong and reliable, the dogwood tree, now planted near the headquarters of the Combined Arms Support Command, is a lasting tribute to an Army leader known for the same qualities.

The tree was planted in memory of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas, who died Feb. 3 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of natural causes. The Quartermaster Corps held a dedication ceremony near the tree to honor the former 23rd QM Brigade commander on the Army's 237 birthday Thursday.

"Just like the roots of a tree, which provide the plant with the nourishment it needs to grow, become strong, and survive, Terry became one of the quartermaster and Army roots," said Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, QM General and QM School commandant, during the ceremony. "Just like the branches and leaves of a tree that provide protection and comfort to many living things, regardless of the circumstances, Terry had the natural ability to do the same."

Hildner served 28 years in the U.S. Army, eight of those years in command positions.

Reflecting upon his remarkable service to the nation, it's understandable that he was considered a giant of a man, with a kind soul, who truly cared about all he met, said Bingham.

During the ceremony Hildner's widow, Cindy, and one of his children, Jonathan, along with Bingham and Command Sgt. Maj. James K. Sims, QM Corps' top noncommissioned officer, unveiled a marker near the tree.

The marker, which is made of granite, stands as a steadfast reminder of Hildner's selfless service and dedication.

"Brig. Gen. Hildner was truly a warfighter's logistician and sustainer. He was a visionary, who was renowned for his belief in the importance of training," said the 51st QM General.

While commanding the 23rd QM BDE, Hildner implemented the warrior field training exercise, which was the parent of the Sustainment Warrior Field Training Exercise that is the culminating event where Soldiers practice all that they have learned.

"Terry always ensured that everyone was trained and ready to add value to the next unit or next mission," said Bingham.

Following his brigade command, Hildner continued his focus on training while serving as CASCOM's G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

He was a leader of Soldiers and Civilians who truly loved being a Soldier, a leader and a statesman, said Bingham.

"While we feel a void with Terry no longer physically with us, we know that Terry's love of his family and his legacy will continually live through all of us," said Bingham. "As service members, I believe that we can best honor Terry through our love of country; our love of each other; and our sense of duty in striving to be the best officer, NCO, warrior or Civilian that we can possible be."

In addition to Cindy and Jonathan, Hildner is survived by his parents, Robert and Susan Hildner, and children, Ryan, Julie and Brittany.

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