General Gaskill was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Branch after completing Reserve Officer Training as a Distinguished Military Graduate at Howard University. His advanced education includes a master of business administration degree from George Washington University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Army War College.
General Gaskill’s command before his retirement in 1981 was Deputy Commander of the Defense Logistics Agency, Alexandria, Virginia. General Gaskill’s other commands include Deputy Commander, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; Deputy Commander, 21st Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany; 1st Support Brigade, Kaiserslautern; Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; and the 5th Supply and Transport Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.
General Gaskill’s contributions to the Quartermaster Corps are numerous. He personally directed the development of the Quartermaster-Commissary Procurement portion of the “Vietnamization program” during 1969-70. This ambitious program to make the Vietnamese people more self-sufficient included the aerial delivery of supplies to remote sites. As the first Quartermaster to serve as the Deputy Commandant of the Army War College, General Gaskill was able to shape logistical, financial and personnel curriculum that affects today’s senior Army leadership.