Major General John Long

MG John Long

Major General Long was born on April 23, 1935, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps.

MG Long served a wide range of key command and staff positions. Gen. Long was a supply officer for the 525th Military Intelligence Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; a Photo Interpreter with the 530th Military Intelligence Platoon, 4th Infantry Division, in Ft. Lewis, WA; Platoon Leader Company D, and later became the S-1, in 1st Battle Group, 12th Infantry, out of Ft. Lewis, WA; Directorate of Supply for 1st Logistics Command, first tour Republic of Vietnam; Commandant of troops at the United States Army Quartermaster Center, Unites States Army Europe, Germany. He served in this capacity until 1962 when he became the Chief of Stock Accounting and Service Branch, General Supply and Equipment Division; Commissary Officer, Fort Carson, Colorado; Logistics Action Officer, Pacifics Branch, Theatres Division, in the Operations Readiness Office in Washington, D.C; Chief of Supply (G-4), Headquarters I Field Force in Nha Trang; Logistics Action Officer (Second deployment to the Republic of Vietnam)

MG Long military education includes: The Basic and Advanced Quartermaster Officer courses in 1956;the Infantry Officer Basic course; the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

MG Long awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters). He served more than 30 years in the United States Army.

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