Mrs. Carolyn Whipp was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1945, in Hopewell, Virginia. She began her distinguished Department Civilian career at Fort Lee, Virginia in August 1963. Mrs. Whipp began as a clerk typist, and entered the Resource Management field in 1980 through the Upward Mobility Program, serving only the Quartermaster School until 1982. As a result of the merger of the Installation Directorate of Resource Management (DRM) with the Logistics Center (DRM), Mrs. Whipp became Chief of the Force Management Division for the installation. When the US Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) reorganized in 1995, Mrs. assumed responsibility for manpower issues for CASCOM, Garrison, US Army Quartermaster Center and School (QMC&S), and the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC), as well as the associated schools located at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, Fort Eustis, Virginia and Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She was highly honored for her role in the FY95 CASCOM reorganization. Mrs. Whipp retired April 2005 as the Deputy Director, Resource Management and Manpower Division. Mrs. Whipp was one of the most beloved and accomplished Civilians to serve at Fort Lee, Virginia. She spent a total of 50 of her 71 years of civilian service in the Quartermaster Corps and another nine years after retirement from civilian service on the Board of Directors for the Quartermaster Foundation and as Treasurer for the Quartermaster Foundation. Mrs. Whipp also served five years as a contract logistician at Fort Lee, Virginia assigned to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Team. Tragically on June 12, 2016, Mrs. Whipp passed away, as a result of a brief, but fatal rare lung disease. Mrs. Whipp enjoyed a very long and successful career, which earned her many awards. She always viewed her two children and four grandchildren as her greatest accomplishments.
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.