US Army Quartermaster Foundation
Fort Lee, Virginia


Major General Robert K. Guest
Quartermaster Hall of Fame
2002

After graduating from North Georgia College ROTC in June 1963, Major General Guest entered service as an Infantry second lieutenant. As a company grade officer he served as a platoon leader with the Berlin Brigade in Germany (1963-65) and commanded the 600th Quartermaster Company, XVIIIth Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, NC (1968-69).

Major General Guest served three separate tours in Southeast Asia - as a battalion level Operations Officer and MACV advisor in South Vietnam, in 1966 and 1970, respectively; and Division Chief with the Defense Attache Of-fice in Laos, in 1975, at war's end. Other significant positions included S3 and Executive Officer with the 4th Infantry Division DISCOM at Fort Carson, CO; also Commander of the 1st Supply and Transportation Battalion and Assistant Chief of Staff/G4 for the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, KS.

Following graduation from the Naval War College in 1984, Major Gen-eral Guest served three years in ODCSLOG, then commanded the 101st DISCOM at Fort Campbell, KY (1987-89). He was Deputy CG, 21st Theater Army Area Command (TAACOM) in Germany when Iraqi forces invaded Kuwait, and went to Southwest Asia in September 1990 to become Deputy CG of the 22d TAACOM for Operation Desert Shield, and later served with the XVIIIth Airborne Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

Afterwards General Guest commanded the 3d COSCOM in Wiesbaden, Germany, and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, USAEUR and Seventh Army, from 1991 to 1993. Then to Fort Lee where he became the 43d Quartermaster General of the Army, and, prior to his retirement in 1998, Commander of the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM). He has been described as a Log Warrior second to none, and "the consummate Quartermaster."

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