US Army Quartermaster Foundation
Fort Lee, Virginia

Chief Warrant Officer Five
James E. Revels

Quartermaster Hall of Fame

CW5 Revels entered the Army in 1958, serving twelve years as an enlisted soldier before being commissioned a Quartermaster warrant officer in August 1970. He served in the latter capacity until his retirement in April 1995 – for a total of 37 years active duty service.

Mr. Revels began his warrant career with the 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, an Airmobile Infantry Battalion involved in counter insurgency operations. During this assignment he established the reputation of a mission oriented, extremely effective supply technician whose quiet methodical approach to each task characterized his outstanding performance.

Throughout his long military career, CW5 Revels worked tirelessly to better the Army’s Supply Systems programs and the soldiers who worked with them. Among his many key assignments were two tours with the U.S. Army Field Station in Augsburg, Germany, as OIC for the largest Direct Support Unit in INSCOM (1979-81) and as Senior Supply Administrator for a brigade size strategic intelligence communication complex.

CW5 Revel’s greatest contributions to the Quartermaster Corps occurred while he served as Commandant of the Quartermaster Supply School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina (1987-1993) where he guided the training of more than 27,000 Quartermaster soldiers – more than two-thirds of the Army’s MOS 76Y10 input. His final active duty assignment was as Chief, Warrant Officer Division, in the Logistics Training Department at the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, where he significantly improved training for warrants at every level – ensuring that the “Quiet Professionals” of the Quartermaster Corps are ready for the challenges of the 21st century.

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