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Carl J. Cartwright
Executive Director for Field Support
U.S. Army Sustainment Command
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, Illinois

Mr. Carl J. Cartwright was selected for the Senior Executive Service in January 2009 and  serves as Executive Director for Field Support Operations for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC).  In that position, Mr. Cartwright directs support operations in the areas of Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS), Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), Materiel Management for the Continental United States (CONUS), Direct Theater Support, and the Logistics Assistance Program (LAP). 

Career Chronology:

  • 07/2007 – 10/2008:   Executive Officer to the ASC Commanding General, US Army Sustainment Command,   Rock Island, IL
  • 08/2004 – 07/2007:   Deputy Commander, US Army Sustainment Command
  • 07/2002 – 07/2004:   Commander, Army Materiel Command (Forward),  Southwest Asia
  • 06/2001 – 06/2002:   Support Operations Officer, 21st Theater Support Command
  • 07/2000 – 06/2001:  Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 21st Theater Support Command
  • 07/1999 – 06/2000:  Army War College
  • 06/1997 – 06/1999:  Battalion Commander, 544th Maintenance Battalion
  • 02/1979 – 06/1997:  Command and Staff Positions, United States Army


  • BS, Biology, State University of New York, Albany, 1978
  • MS, Logistics Management,  Florida Institute of Technology, FL, 1988
  • MS, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, PA, 2000

Significant Training:

  • Ordnance Basic and Advanced Courses, 09/1978 – 02/1979 and 01/1983 – 07/1983
  • Logistics Executive Development Course,  08/1987 – 12/1987
  • Command and General Staff College, 08/1991 – 06/1992
  • Army War College, 07/1999 – 06/2000


  • Level III Acquisition Certification, 9/2010

Awards and Honors:

  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit (one oak leaf cluster)
  • Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster)
  • Meritorious Service Medal ( three oak leaf clusters)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharp
  • Quartermaster Order of St. Martin
  • Parachute Badge
  • Medals for service, Southwest Asia
  • Medals for Service, Balkans

Professional memberships and associations:

  • Association of the United States Army
  • Military Officers Association of America
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