COL David V. Gillum
COL David V. Gillum enlisted as an infantryman in 1983 and served in every position in an infantry squad prior to completion of his enlistment, separating as a Sergeant and rifle squad leader in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Following his graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 and subsequent commissioning as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps he was again assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division as a platoon leader in E Company, 407th S&T BN. Following his promotion to Captain, and completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, he was assigned to 7th Corps Support Group in Germany where he commanded HHC, 7th CSG and served as a Brigade planner and deputy Support Operations officer in the 71st CSB.
After completing Company command, COL Gillum served as an Observer Controller at JRTC, and as the XVIII Airborne Corps Parachute Officer. COL Gillum commanded the 82nd Brigade Troops Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade. His operational and combat assignments include deployments to Taszar Hungary in support of IFOR, and deployments to Iraq as a logistics operations officer in MNC-I in 2005 and as a strategic planner on the MNF-I staff in 2007. COL Gillum deployed the 82nd BTB to Afghanistan in 2009.
COL Gillum’s education includes the Combined Arms Services Staff School (CAS3), Command and General Staff College, (CGSC) and the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS). He holds a Master of Science Degree in Strategy and Campaign Planning from the National Defense University and is currently serving as the Chief of Logistics Operations in the J4 Logistics Directorate for HQs, United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) where he coordinates the strategic logistics planning efforts in support of the Pacific theater strategy.
COL Gillum’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (1OLC), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), and the Army Good Conduct Medal. COL Gillum has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Parachute Rigger Badge. His foreign awards include the Australian, German, and Polish Parachutist badges.