This highly decorated veteran of the Vietnam War and Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm has brought great credit to the Quartermaster Corps throughout his 46 years of total service. His greatest contributions have been in development of aerial delivery capabilities, training air drop techniques to the US Army Parachute Riggers and developing Quartermaster leaders for our Army. CW4 Mahon was assigned to the legendary “Screaming Eagles” of the 101st Airborne Division in Phu Bai, Republic of Vietnam, where his primary role was aerial delivery resupply and sling load operations. He spent time with the 1st Special Forces Group in Okinawa, Japan, and the 10th Special Forces Group in Bad Tolz, Germany. In 2006, Mr. Mahon deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan to provide technical supervision of the Low Cost/Low Altitude airdrop resupply system, a relatively new concept in cargo airdrop resupply. He flew 10 operational missions during his time in country and now has over 46 years on jump status with over 1,100 parachute jumps.
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.
CW4 John R. Mahon
Class of 2016