COL David Wilson
Chief of Ordnance
Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School
COL David Wilson is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. In 1991, he received his commission and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, South Carolina. He also holds a Master of Science degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan and a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Ordnance Officer Transition Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His first assignment took him to the Republic of Korea and the 8th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division (Mechanized) as a Fire Support Officer for the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry at Camp Hovey, Korea. Other assignments include the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division as a Battery Executive Officer for the Bravo Battery; the 503rd Maintenance Company, 530th Supply & Services Battalion as the Ground Support Equipment Platoon Leader; the 364th Supply & Services Company, 264th Corps Support Battalion as the Company Executive Officer with deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia; the 503rd Maintenance Company, 264th Corps Support Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as the Automotive Armament Platoon Leader and the Shop Officer; the 264th Corps Support Battalion staff as the Support Operations Maintenance Officer.
In 1996, Colonel Wilson was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia as the Assistant Brigade S4. In 1997, he was assigned to the MATO Section of the 3rd Division Material Management Center as the 1st Brigade Material Manager until assuming command of Delta Company, 703rd Main Support Battalion. In 2000, he was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Virginia where he served in 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.
He reported to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 2002 for the Command and General Staff Officer Course and, upon graduation in 2003, reported to the 1st Armored Division in Germany, and the Division Support Command where he served as DISCOM Executive Officer for 14 months while deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Iron Saber. In 2004, he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team in Friedberg, Germany as a Battalion Executive Officer for the 501st Forward Support Battalion. In 2005 he was assigned to the 1st Armored Division Headquarters where he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Deputy G4.
In 2006, Colonel Wilson was assigned to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command as the Logistics Majors Assignment Officer within the Officer Personnel Management Directorate. In 2008, he was assigned to 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas where he assumed command of the 121st Brigade Support Battalion until April 2010 when he reflagged the battalion to the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion. Following redeployment of the battalion to Fort Bliss, Texas from Operation Iraqi Freedom, Colonel Wilson reported to the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Senior Leadership Division, where he served as the Logistics Colonels Assignment Officer.
He reported to Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. in 2011 for the Senior Service College at Industrial College of the Armed Forces and, upon graduation in June 2012, reported to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he assumed command of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade until June 2014. Following Brigade Command, he was assigned to the Army Materiel Command (AMC) as the Executive Officer to the AMC Commanding General. He currently serves as the 40th Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School, Fort Lee, Virginia.
Colonel Wilson’s 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 five oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal with one bronze star, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with one bronze star, Arms Forces Expeditionary Medal with three bronze stars, United Nations Somalia Medal, United Nations Haiti Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
This page last updated: August 10, 2016