Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey is the deputy commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Her previous commands include 5th Heavy Boat Company, Ford Island, Hawaii; 6th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis, Va.; 7th Corps Support Group, Bamberg, Germany; Defense Distribution Center, New Cumberland, Pa.; and commanding general, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Lt. Gen. Gainey received her commission as a second lieutenant through ROTC in 1978, after graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.
In 1987, she attended Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., to complete her MBA in Contract Management and Procurement. In July 1989, she attended the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and she is a 1997 graduate of the Army War College.
Lt. Gen. Gainey’s other assignments include chief, Container Freight Branch, Military Ocean Terminal Bay Area, MTMC Western Area, Oakland, Calif.; program analyst, United States Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Rock Island, Ill.; executive officer, 2d Area Support Group, 22d Support Command; S-2/S3, 702d Transportation Battalion, Saudi Arabia; division transportation officer, 24th Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Stewart, Ga.; special assistant to the Chief of Staff, Army, Washington, D.C.; chief Joint Operations Division, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.; director, Force Projection and Distribution, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Washington, D.C.; deputy chief of staff, Resources and Sustainment, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom; director for Logistics, J4, the Joint Staff.
Her awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Her badges include the Joint Staff and Army Staff Identification Badge.