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 Thomas Wayne Robison
Class of 1998

General Robison was born 8 October 1939 in Good Hope, Georgia, and died 1 September 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a graduate from the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education in 1961.   Upon graduation, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and assigned to the US Army Quartermaster Corps. He earned a Master’s of Arts Degree in Education Administration from Tulane University in 1968.

General Robison held a variety of significant command and staff positions, culminating in his assignment as Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Support, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and as Commanding General, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee, Virginia.  General Robison retired from active duty on 31 July 1996.

Other key assignments held during his illustrious career of over 34 years included:  Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff of Logistics, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Washington, D.C.; Director of Logistics (J4), United States Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Deputy Commanding General, 22nd Theater Army Area Command (Desert Storm), Saudi Arabia; Commander, United States Army Air Force Exchange Service Europe, Germany; and Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Japan and IX Corps.

General Robison served in a number of important career building assignments.  He was Commander, Battery C, 8th Missile Battalion (HAWK), 1st Artillery, 30th Artillery Brigade (Air Defense), United States Army Pacific Command, Okinawa; Commander, Forward Service Support Element, 101st Support Command, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), Vietnam; Inspector General, Army Materiel Command, St. Louis, Missouri; Logistics Staff Officer, Army Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Logistics Staff Officer, War Reserves Office, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics; Commander, Division Support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander 1st Corps Support Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

His military education included the Quartermaster School, Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Armed Forces Staff College and the Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters); Parachutist Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.

General Robison is buried next to his daughter, Katherine Klimowicz, at Arlington National Cemetery.