LT. Gen. Patricia McQuistion

By AMY TURNEROctober 6, 2022

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee

University of Akron (1980)

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Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Patricia M. McQuistion was born on December 23, 1957, in Steubenville, Ohio.

She attended the University of Akron where she completed both a Bachelors of Science in Biology and the Army ROTC program. McQuistion graduated and commissioned in 1980.

During her Army career, McQuistion has served in numerous command positions to include; Company Commander, 56th Field Artillery Command, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army; Commander, Special Troops Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group, 13th Corps Support Command at Fort Hood; and Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania. In addition, she has served on the Army General Staff as speechwriter for the Chief of Staff of the Army; special assistant for personnel and logistics for the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, and Director for Strategy and Integration within the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army (G-4).

Upon promotion to Brigadier General, LTG McQuistion was assigned as Deputy Commanding General, Army Field Support Command with duty as Commanding General, Army Materiel Command Forward – Southwest Asia/C-4, Coalition Forces Land Component Command and Commander, Defense Supply Center at Columbus, Ohio.

On promotion to Major General, she assumed command of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command for U.S. Army-Europe and Seventh Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany in August 2009. Following that assignment, she served as Commanding General of U.S. Army Sustainment Command from October 2011 to July 2012.

Upon promotion to Lieutenant General in August 2012, McQuistion culminated her Army career as Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

McQuistion retired from the Army on June 1, 2015, after 35 years of service. Her military awards and accolades include Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame

The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.

The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.

Read more about the 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees.