Robert C. Gaskill
Quartermaster Hall of Fame
Major General Robert C. Gaskill was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Infantry after
completing Reserve Officer Training as a Distinguished Military Graduate at Howard
University. His advanced education includes a master of business administration degree
from George Washington University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University, and the Army War College.
General Gaskill's most recent command before his retirement in 1981 was
Deputy Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, VA. General Gaskill's other
commands include Deputy Commander, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA; Deputy
Commander, 21st Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; 1st Support Brigade,
Kaiserslautern; Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, PA; and the 5th Supply and Transport
Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO.
General Gaskill's contributions to the Quartermaster Corps are
numerous. He personally directed the development of the Quartermaster-Commissary
Procurement portion of the "Vietnamization program" during 1969-70. This
ambitious program to make the Vietnamese people more self-sufficient included the aerial
delivery of supplies to remote sites. As the first Quartermaster to serve as the Deputy
Commandant of the Army War College, General Gaskill was able to shape logistical,
financial and personnel curriculum that affects today's senior Army leadership.