Colonel Buckman was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Quartermaster Corps following graduation from the United States Military Academy where she was a standout athlete on the women’s varsity basketball team. Colonel Buckman retired as the Chief of the Supply Policy Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, J-4, Washington, D.C. Other significant assignments include: Commander, 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Branch Chief, Materiel Readiness Division, C-4 Korea, Commander, 210th Logistics Task Force, Bosnia, Brigade S-3 and Executive Officer, 101st Division Support Command. Her Military and Civilian Education includes, United States Military Academy, Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Logistics Executive Development Course, Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy, she holds a Master of Science Degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the U.S. Army War College. Her Awards and Decorations include, the Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (7th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (5th Award) and Air Assault Badge.
US Army Quartermaster Corps
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