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.

LTG Billy K. Solomon
Class of 2010

General Soloman retired on September 30, 2002, culminating 36 years of distinguished military service as the Commanding General, US Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Fort Lee, Virginia.

General Solomon was born in Fairfield (Oakwood), Texas on 16 November, 1944. In 1966, he graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps through the University ROTC Program. He later went on to receive a Master of Science Degree from the Florida Institute of Technology in contracting and acquisition management.

Other  key  assignments  held  during  his  illustrious  military  career  included:  Director,  Logistics and Security Assistance, J4/J7, US Central Command, MacDill Air Force  Base,  Florida;  Chief of Staff, US Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia;  Assistant  Chief  of  Staff, C4/  J4/G4, United  Nations  Command/Combined  Forces  Command/US  Forces  Korea/Eighth  US  Army, Korea; Commander,  13th Corps  Support Command,  III Corps,  Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, Joint Task Force  Support  Command  and  the  United  Nations  Logistics  Support  Command­ Somalia; and Commander, Division Support Command, 5th Infantry  Division  (Mechanized),  Fort Polk, Louisiana.

General Solomon also served in a number of important key developmental assignments, which includes Platoon Leader and S-3 (Operations) Officer, 266th Supply and Service Battalion, US Army, Vietnam; Assistant G-4 (Logistics), 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; S-3 (Operations) Officer, Pleiku Logistics Support Activity, US Army, Vietnam; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 88th Supply and Service Battalion, US Army, Vietnam; Supply and Logistics Officer with the 109th and 902nd Military Intelligence Groups, Fort Meade, Maryland; Chief Logistics Officer, US Army Communications Command Agency, Canal Zone, Fort Clayton, Panama; Personnel Management Officer, US Anny Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Protocol Officer, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, DC; Commander, 498th Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Division (Forward), US Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; and Chief, Quartermaster/Chemical Branch, later Chief, Combat Service Support Division, Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate, US Anny Personnel Command, Alexandria, Virginia.

His significant military education includes the Quartermaster Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Armed Forces Staff College, Logistics Executive Development Course, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the CAPSTONE Worldwide Training Program for General Officers, and the Johns Hopkins University DOD National Security Leadership Course.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), and Army Achievement Medal.

General Solomon is married to the former Cathym Jefferson, also from Fairfield, Texas and a graduate of Prairie View A&M University. They have two children, a son-in-la\v, and two Grand Chi ldren.