Major General David C. Hill
2-Star General – U.S. ARMY
Major General David C. Hill currently commands the United States Army War College in Carlisle, PA, responsible for educating and developing leaders for service at the strategic level while advancing knowledge regarding ground forces’ role in achieving national security objectives.
In his immediate prior assignments, Maj. Gen. Hill served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Central.
Maj. Gen. Hill commanded the Transatlantic Division of the USACE, in Winchester, Virginia, providing engineering and construction services in the Middle East and Central and South Asia. He also commanded the Southwestern Division of the USACE, in Dallas, Texas, providing public engineering services and stewardship of water resources across all or part of seven states.
Other command assignments include the 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, TX; Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Headquarters Company, 16th Engineer Battalion, Giessen, Germany.
Additional previous assignments include Director of the Office of the Chief of Engineers in the Pentagon; Human Resource Manager, U.S. Army Senior Leader Development Office, Washington, DC; Chief of Training/Operations, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Operations Officer, 299th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, TX; Combat Engineer Trainer, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA; Platoon Leader, 37th Engineer Battalion, Fort Bragg, NC.
His operational assignments include Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Operation Joint Endeavor, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Maj. Gen. Hill holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri-Rolla and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College. He received his commission in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Hill was Crestwood’s first graduate to attend West Point.
Maj. Gen. Hill’s awards and decorations include three Distinguished Service Medals, three Legion of Merit Medals, three Bronze Star Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, six Army Achievement Medals, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge.
While at Crestwood, Dave was an excellent all-around student who especially excelled in Math and Science. This led to an undergraduate degree at West Point in Chemistry. His choice of major was inspired by the faculty at Crestwood. Dave was also heavily involved in Extra-Curricular activities while in high school. He wrestled, played soccer, ran track and was the drum major in the band. He was also president of the Math Club and a member of the National Honor Society. In his spare time during his high school years, Hill was an award-winning jazz band saxophonist and worked part-time at a local restaurant.
Maj. Gen. Hill currently resides in Carlisle, PA with his wife, Chris (Heuer) Hill, also a graduate of the Crestwood High School Class of 1986. Together they have raised three children. Now they proudly claim five, including Matthew and his wife, Hannah; Meghan and her husband, Evan; and their youngest son, Nicholas.