ARLINGTON, VA. - David P. Glaser, the Deputy Provost Marshal General (DPMG), was promoted to Brigadier General on Jan. 31 in a ceremony in the Pentagon conference center.
Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock pinned on Brig. Gen. Glaser's new rank, along with his wife, Susan.
"Dave Glaser is the right leader at the right time ... the MP Corps Regiment and the Army will benefit for years to come," Maj. Gen. Quantock, the Provost Marshal General, said during the ceremony.
"I'd like to thank my family, friends and Army teammates for the love and support which made this day possible," Brig. Gen. Glaser said.
Brig. Gen. Glaser has served as the Army's number two military police officer since 2011, interrupted by a ten-month stint on the Army Chief of Staff's Strategic Studies Group.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brig. Gen. Glaser was commissioned via Army ROTC at Xavier University in 1985 and has served across the U.S., Europe and Iraq. He commanded the 519th MP Battalion (Viper 6) in Baghdad, Iraq, in 2003, performing combat support, policing and stability operations in Baghdad. He deployed a second time to Iraq in 2008 and 2009 in command of the 42nd MP Brigade as part of Joint Task Force 134, conducting detention, reconciliation, reintegration and rule of law capacity-building operations -- a position in which he also served under Maj. Gen. Quantock.
"I've had the great fortune to work for and with a large number of exceptional leaders. From each of these leaders I've taken personal lessons to heart," Brig. Gen. Glaser said.
On the path to his first star, he also performed some non-traditional duties as an instructor, comptroller and human resource manager at various times. "Serving in positions outside the MP branch has both expanded my network of Army professionals and broadened my perspective,"Brig. Gen Glaser said. "In doing so I was better able to serve the troopers I worked with."
Following his assignment as DPMG, Brig. Gen. Glaser is projected to be assigned to Afghanistan to work in support of Rule of Law operations. He expects to arrive in late February.