COL(P) David Wilson
Chief of Ordnance
Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School
Colonel David Wilson was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1991, following graduation from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon completion of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, he was assigned as a Fire Support Officer for the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry at Camp Hovey, Korea; Platoon Leader, 503rd Maintenance Company, 530th Supply & Services Battalion; Company Executive Officer, 364th Supply and Services Company, 264th Corps Supply Support Battalion with deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia; Platoon Leader and Shop Officer, 503rd Maintenance Company, 264th Corps Support Battalion; and Support Operations Maintenance Officer, 264th Corps Support Battalion.
In 1996, Colonel Wilson was assigned as the Assistant Brigade S4, 2d Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart Georgia. He assumed command of Delta Company, 703d Main Support Battalion in 1997 after serving as the 3d Division Material Management Center, 1st Brigade Material Manager. He then served in the Headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia as the Joint Venture Directorate as Experimental CSS Integration Officer for the Army Light Experimentation Axis and then as Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Combat Developments.
Following completion of the Command and General Staff Officer Course in 2003, he was assigned as the DISCOM Executive Officer for the 1st Armored Division, Division Support Command, Germany with deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Iron Saber. Additional assignments included Battalion Executive Officer, 501st Forward Support Battalion (2004); Assistant Chief of Staff, Deputy G4, 1st Armored Division Headquarters (2005); and Logistics Majors Assignment Officer, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (2006).
In 2008, Colonel Wilson assumed command of the 121st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. Following a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Colonel Wilson reported to the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army where he served as the Logistics Colonel Assignment Officer. In 2011, Colonel Wilson attended the Senior Service College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces and then reported to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to assume command of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade. Following Brigade Command in 2014, he was assigned to the Army Materiel Command (AMC) as the Executive Officer to the AMC Commanding General.
Colonel Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in General Administration and a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.
His major awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, United Nations Somalia Medal, United Nations Haiti Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge.
This page last updated: December 13, 2016