General Freeman entered active duty in 1969 at Fort Benning, Georgia as a Second Lieutenant. He holds a Bachelor Degree in History from Lafayette College, and a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Alabama. General Freeman is a graduate from the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Mexican War College, United States Army School of the Americas, and the United States Army War College.
Over the course of his outstanding military career, General Freeman distinguished himself in a variety of challenging and critical assignments in both continental United States and overseas units as a dedicated Quartermaster Officer, to include service in Vietnam as both an Infantry and a Quartermaster Officer.
General Freeman’s Command assignments include: Commanding General, 19th Theater Support Command, Eight United States Army- Korea; Commander, Combined/Joint Task force Kuwait (Forward), United States Central Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait; Commanding General, 1st Corps Support Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Defense Personnel Support Center, Defense Logistics Agency, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Commander, 46th Corps Support Group, 1st Corps Support Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, Army Forces, Joint Task force-Guantanamo, United States Atlantic Command, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Commander, 407th Supply and Transportation Battalion, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Key staff assignments include: Chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, Washington DC; Assistant Commandant, United States Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Virginia.
General Freeman is authorized to wear the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.