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.

CW5 Franklin D. Meeks
Class of 2011

CW5 Meeks entered the Army Reserve on August 23, 1965, at the age of eighteen and began his 41 years of military career in the 398th Engineer Company, Greenville, North Carolina. CW5 Meeks entered basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and completed his Advanced Individual Training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He served in a variety of leadership and staff positions throughout his forty one year career.  

CW5 Meeks held various positions up through Motor Sergeant, attaining the rank of SSG. Based on experience and knowledge, on July 30, 1974, he was appointed Warrant Officer One, as an Engineer Repair Technician for the 398th Supply Company. CW5 Meeks also served as the Property Book Officer of the 398th Supply Company. 

After serving 20 years in the Army Reserve Troop Program units, CW5 Meeks entered the Active Guard Reserve Program as a Unit Supply Technician for Headquarters, 362nd Quartermaster Battalion in Kinston, North Carolina. During this assignment, he was responsible for organizing personnel and equipment to support the 82nd Airborne Corps and 24th Infantry Division in three Display Determination exercises. He also served as the Battalion S-4 and supported two Southwest Asia cleanup exercises. 

CW5 Meeks transferred to the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin as the Assistant Branch Chief for the Logistics Branch. He orchestrated the development of three new courses to fill a void in the Reserve Logistics proficiency. CW5 Meeks and his team developed a two­ week Automated Property Book Course, which received accreditation from the Quartermaster Center and School. Subsequently, the Quartermaster Center and School approved the award of the “G3” Additional Skilled Identifier upon the successful completion of the two­ week course. 

Among his accomplishments, he later served as a Key Developer of the Global Combat Support System – Army while assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort lee, Virginia. CW5 Meeks served as the Deputy Team Chief for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Team responsible for the blueprinting, development and implementation of the Army’s up and coming global accounting system, through the use of ERP initiative, driven by Systems Applications and Product. He is responsible for the revolution of Military Logistics through seamless, integrated, modular, and interactive information management and operations system at all levels of supply and maintenance in support of Force XXI and the Army After Next. 

Chief Meeks has been married to his wife, Gail, for forty-two years. She is from Greenville, North Carolina and they reside in Chocowinity, North Carolina.