Executive Series Luncheon with Army Brigadier General Gavin A. Lawrence
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Brigadier General Gavin A. Lawrence
Army BG Gavin A. Lawrence assumed command of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support on June 25, 2019. Under his leadership, DLA Troop Support annually provides more than $17 billion worth of food, clothing and textiles, construction and equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, as well as industrial repair parts for America’s warfighters and other valued customers worldwide. To accomplish this mission, BG Lawrence oversees a global workforce of approximately 2,900 civilian and military personnel.
Commander, DLA Troop Support
BG Lawrence graduated from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in 1995 and upon graduation was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from USMA, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. BG Lawrence most recently completed a fellowship with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Seminar XXI Program in April of 2019. His military education includes the Quartermaster Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains’ Career Course, U.S. Naval College of Command and Staff, and the U.S. Army War College Advanced Strategic Arts Program.
BG Lawrence’s command assignments include the Headquarters and Distribution Company for 225th Forward Support Battalion, Division Support Command, 25th Infantry Division (Light) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; the 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); the 25th ID Sustainment Brigade, 25th Infantry Division from June 2015 through June 2017.
Key assignments include Executive Officer to the U.S. Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 from July 2017 to August 2018; the HQDA G-4’s Deputy Director of Operations from August 2018 to June 2019; Major in the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; Supply Platoon Leader, 406th General Supply Company, 507th Corps Support Group and Executive Officer, HHC, 507th Corps Support Group at Fort Bragg, NC; the Aide de Camp to the Commander of the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Defense Logistics Agency. His combat and operational service includes one deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and three deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
BG Lawrence’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2d Award), Bronze Star Medal (3rd Award), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2nd Award), and Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award). He has earned the Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Parachute Rigger Badge.
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