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.

MG Francisco A. Espaillat
Class of 2022

Major General Francisco A. Espaillat was commissioned into the United States Army Quartermaster Corps through Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) from Georgia Military College in 1982. In a career that spanned 35 years MG Espaillat served in a wide range of Quartermaster, Logistics, and Acquisition assignments. Shortly after completing company command, he transitioned into the Army Acquisition Corps, but continued to proudly serve the Quartermaster Corps, as well. He served as the Product Manager for Petroleum and Water Systems (PM-PAWS), in Tank Automotive and Armament Command (TACOM), Warren, Michigan. In this battalion-level command position he oversaw the most significant modernization of “liquid logistics” equipment in the history of the Army. MG Espaillat was instrumental in acquiring modular fuel and water storage and distribution systems, a mobile petroleum quality analysis test set, and laid the groundwork to acquire a rapidly emplaced petroleum pipeline system. His visionary efforts and remarkable acquisition skills enabled Quartermaster POL units to achieve great success in Operations Cobra II, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. In a brigade command equivalent position, Espaillat served as the Project Manager- Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (PM CATT) in Orlando, Florida. MG Espaillat focused the efforts of his organization to equip the three major training centers National Training Center (NTC), Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) with world-class technology. Major General Espaillat served as the Commanding General, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command where he led over 9,000 Soldiers in the US Army Reserve, ensuring all were superbly trained and ready to execute their combat missions. Sadly, MG Francisco Espaillat passed away on April 7, 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina while conducting robust physical training. He left behind a legacy of superb professionalism.