A native of Fredericksburg, VA, Brigadier General (BG) Washington served four years Enlisted in the Army National Guard as a 12B Combat Engineer, before graduating Cum Laude from Norfolk State University with a Bachelors in Public Administration in May 1992. He also graduated from Florida Tech with a Masters in Logistics Management in May 2000 and from National Defense University with a second Masters in Joint Planning and Strategy in June 2010. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps, he received a Regular Army commission in the Transportation Corps. He converted from the Regular Army into the AGR program, as a Major, in September 2003, with no break in service.
His military schooling includes Basic Training, 12B/Combat Engineer AIT, Light Leaders Course, Transportation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, Army Force Management Course, Command and General Staff College, Reserve Component National Security Course, and the Senior Service College at the Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS).
BG Washington has held a variety of command and staff positions in both 90A/Logistics and 50A/Force Management. He served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in 181st Trans. Bn. (Motor Truck), Mannheim, Germany; Battalion Operations Officer and Detachment Commander in 27th Trans. Bn. (Movement Control), in Frankfurt and Hanau Germany; Battalion Operations Officer and Company Commander in 11th Trans. Bn. (Terminal Service) at Fort Story, VA; a Combat Developer in US Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM) at Fort Lee, VA; Deputy Chief of Air Operations in Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) in Kuwait; Brigade Operations Officer in 166th Regional Support Group in Puerto Rico and Baghdad, Iraq, and Force Development Officer for the 65th RRC also in Puerto Rico; Transportation Force Integrator and Division Chief of the Structure & Requirements Division in the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR) in Arlington, VA; Battalion Commander of the 196th Support Battalion at Fort Shafter, HI; Division Chief of the Congressional Operations Division, Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison (OCLL) in the Pentagon; Brigade Commander of the 647th Regional Support Group (RSG) in El Paso, TX, where he deployed his Brigade Staff to Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan serving as Garrison Commander of KAF; Commander of the 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), Mission Support Element (MSE), in San Antonio, TX; Chief of Staff of HQDA G-3/5/7 Force Management; Deputy Commanding General of the 80th Training Command in Richmond, VA.
BG Washington is currently the J5 Mobilization Assistant for Indo-Pacific Command at Camp Smith, HI.
BG Washington’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, seven Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Commendation Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, numerous other campaign medals and ribbons, two Meritorious Unit Citations, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
(as of Jan. 2019)