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.

LTC Ralph D. Wells
Class of 2012

A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Wells was commissioned in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps July 1983. His first assignment was with Petroleum Distribution System Korea (PDSK), which transitioned into DLA Energy Korea. From 1984 – 1989 Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) served in the 260th Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum) as a platoon leader and Operations Officer in 110th Quartermaster Company, as well as Battalion S-1 Adjutant.

Following Quartermaster Officer’s Advanced Course, Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) served 4 years in Germany as the Petroleum Quality Assurance Specialist, 21st Theater Army Area Command, Supply and Services Company Commander 708th Main Support Battalion, 8th Infantry Division (Mech) and Support Operations Officer 1st Armor Division Support Command. Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) military career steadily progressed with an assignment as an Assistant Military Science Instructor University of Alabama from 1993 – 1996 followed by a three year tour in Korea where he served as 20th Area Support Group S-3, and Combined Forces Command Korea, Combined Logistics C4, Petroleum Officer. In July 2000 Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) assumed duties as the Deputy Commander, 101st Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, then deployed to Bahrain as the Defense Energy Support Center Middle East Regional Commander from 2001 – 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) returned to Korea in 2003 assuming the duties as the USFK J4 Sub- Area Petroleum Officer until retiring with over 22 years of honorable service in Sep 2005. He remained in Korea as a Northrop Grumman Senior Logistics Analyst contractor focused on Joint Logistics Transformation and Experimentation as part of United States Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM’s) Joint Logistics Transformation Center. Prior to his current assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) was the DLA Energy Korea Logistics Management Specialist Fuel Planner and Liaison to USFK J4.

Lieutenant Colonel Wells (Retired) received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from University of Morehead State in Morehead, KY., and completed a Master of Science in Logistics Management through the Florida Institute of Technology.

His personal awards and achievements include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), as well as Service and Campaign medals for Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, Global War On Terror Service Medal and six Overseas Service Awards.