Brigadier General Pamela McGaha most recently served as the Commanding General of the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Orlando, Florida – the largest ESC in the U.S. Army, with more than 8,300 Soldiers and Civilians, and 90 units across ten states.
Brigadier General McGaha graduated from Bucknell University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and was commissioned in the Ordnance Corps. A specialist in logistics, she has held commands in the maintenance, petroleum, and sustainment fields, as well as primary staff assignments in Operations & Training, Human Resources, and Logistics Support. She has also worked with the Australian Army Reserves on domestic emergency preparedness; as a Pennsylvania Human Relations Commissioner enforcing Commonwealth discrimination laws; and for two U.S. Senators as a member of their Military Academy Selection Boards.
During her career, Brigadier General McGaha deployed in several overseas missions including Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor/Guard in Hungary and the Balkans, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Brigadier General McGaha is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the United States Army War College, with a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies. She also holds an MBA in Business Administration from Lehigh University.
Her military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, NATO Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. She is a Distinguished Member of the 213th Regimental Association and resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.