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.

CSM Anthony D’Amato
Class of 2001

CSM D’Amato enlisted in the U.S. Army in April 1943. Following eight weeks of Infantry basic training at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, he volunteered for airborne school, and upon earning his wings was assigned to the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment in France. His team made the last combat jump of World War II into Wessel, Germany. It would be twenty-five years before CSM D’Amata saw combat duty again – this time in Vietnam.

During his 33 years of distinguished active duty service, CSM D’Amato held a variety of responsible positions at home and abroad, to include: Post Sergeant Major, Fort Belvoir; Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Combat Developments Command, Fort Belvoir; Command Sergeant Major, Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Command Sergeant Major, Southern European Task Force, Italy; Command Sergeant Major, 1st Region, Army Air Defense Command, Fort Totten, New York; Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Engineer School, Fort Belvoir; and Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia.

Following his retirement from the Army in 1976, Command Sergeant Major D’Amato spent 15 years in Civil Service with the Defense Commissary Agency. After retiring from civil service, he continued to serve the Army by volunteering in the pharmacy at Kenner Army Health Clinic. 

A highly decorated veteran of two wars, Command Sergeant Major D’Amato was regarded by peers and superiors alike as a “Model NCO.” His entire career (both before and since retirement) speaks to overwhelming competence, selfless service and a lifetime of devotion to duty.