Major General Gwen Bingham is a native of Troy, Alabama. She graduated from Army ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Alabama in August 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Business Management. She was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps. Major General Bingham has a Masters Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters Degree in National Security Strategy and Resources from the National Defense University. On 19 April 2013, Major General Bingham was confirmed by the Senate for promotion to Major General.
Her military schooling includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; the Personnel Management Course; Combined Arms and Services Staff School; Commissary Management Course; Army Command and General Staff College; the Army Inspector General Course; the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; and the CAPSTONE General and Flag Officer Course.
Major General Bingham has served in a myriad of staff and leadership positions throughout her career to include: Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, HQ&A Company, 9th Supply and Transportation Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion S1, 2d Forward Support Battalion, 9th DISCOM, Fort Lewis, Washington; Field Services Officer, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Group S1/Adjutant, 507th Transportation Group, 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; OIC, Commissary Central Distribution Center, Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), Manheim, Germany; Chief, Aviation Supply Branch, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion S3 and Battalion Executive Officer, 4th Corps Materiel Management Center, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of the Plans Division, ACofS, Materiel, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, G3 Plans Division, 13th COSCOM; Deputy Commander, 64th Corps Support Group, 13th COSCOM, Fort Hood, Texas; Executive Officer, ACofS J1, USFK, Yongsan, Korea; Commander, 266th Quartermaster Battalion, 23d Quartermaster Brigade, Fort Lee, Virginia; Chief, Support Services Office and Deputy Inspector General, Joint Staff, the Pentagon; Commander, United States Garrison, Fort Lee, Virginia; and Chief of Staff, United States Army Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Virginia. Major General Bingham deployed in April 2010 in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom while serving as Special Assistant to the Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Kabul, Afghanistan and Kandahar, Afghanistan. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the 51st Quartermaster General of the United States Army and Commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia.
Major General Bingham is the recipient of numerous military and civic awards commensurate with her rank. These include: the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraqi Campaign Medal; NATO Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She is authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge. Major General Bingham was presented the 2013 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History award; 2013 Wise Woman Award; and named “2013 Mover and Shaker” in Las Cruces, New Mexico, for her community and civic contributions.