Norwich University alumNus David Quantock to be promoted to Brigadier General

President George Bush recently nominated Norwich University alumus Col. David E. Quantock '80 for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General. Quantock was on a list of 35 Army officers - and one of only two military police officers - cited for the prestigious promotion.

Quantock, 47, grew up near Albany, N.Y. and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation from Norwich. He is stationed at Fort Bragg where he has held a variety of command and staff assignments. From 1984 to 1987, while assigned as an assistant operations officer for the 16th MP Brigade (Airborne), Quantock participated in Operation Island Breeze in Grenada. He was the company commander of the 21st MP Company and a logistics officer with the 503rd MP Battalion (Airborne).

From 1993 to 1996 Quantock served as an operations officer during Operation Uphold Democracy and Operations Restore Democracy in Haiti. As commander of the 16th Military Police Brigade, Quantock deployed the brigade to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.

Quantock served as acting chief of staff at Fort Bragg while most of the 18th Airborne Corps headquarters was deployed to Iraq during 2005. He is currently awaiting an assignment to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.