US Army Quartermaster Corps


The Quartermaster Hall of Fame award is the highest form of recognition the Corps offers. This much coveted award honors individuals who are judged to have made the most significant contributions to the overall history and traditions of the Quartermaster Corps.

COL Edwin L. Buffington
Class of 2016

Colonel Edwin Buffington’s key assignments include: Headquarters Commandant/Joint Element Commander, United States European Command, Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany; Division Chief, Programs, Policies and Initiatives, J-4, Logistics, U.S. European Command; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics), XVII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg; Deputy Commander, 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg; Commander, 45th Corps Support Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G-4, 82nd Airborne Division; and Commander, 101st Forward Support Battalion, First Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. During his time as the G-4, 82nd Airborne Division he was the principle staff planner in developing logistics support for the 1989 assault into Panama; and for Operation Golden Pheasant in Honduras (1988). As the Commander of the 101st Forward Support Battalion, he deployed in support of Desert Shield/Storm supporting the initial ground assault into Iraq.