General Mahan was commissioned as a Quartermaster Second Lieutenant in 1968 following his graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point. His phenomenal career spanned over thirty five years that includes operational service during Vietnam, the Cold War, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and the Global War on terrorism. Throughout his career, General Mahan distinguished himself in a variety of critical Quartermaster, Multifunctional and General Officer command and staff positions throughout the Army. Among his many command and staff positions includes Commanding General, 21st Theater Army Area Command, Commander, 13th Corps Support Command, Deputy Commander, VII Corps Support Group, United States Army Europe. As the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics Systems Division, Headquarters United States Army Europe (USAREUR), General Mahan analyzed USAREUR logistics systems, he developed functional guidance for system improvements, prepared cost analysis and impact statements, supervised Automated Data Processing system installation. Authored plans, staff papers and briefings required to introduce the Standard Army Intermediate Level Logistics System in Europe. He culminated his career as the Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army G-4, at the Pentagon.
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.