Major General Gill P. Beck assumed command of the 81st Regional Support Command on 30 September 2011. Previously, MG Beck served as Commanding General, Army Reserve Legal Command and before that as Chief Judge (Individual Mobilization Augmentee), Army Court of Criminal Appeals. During 2008, General Beck served as the Executive Officer for the Army General Counsel and in 2007 as Associate Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon. In 2005, he deployed as Staff Judge Advocate of Task Force 134, Multi-National Force-Iraq, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq. MG Beck served on active duty in the 1st Infantry Division, 3d Armored Division, and 82d Airborne Division, and in the Army Reserve in the 108th Division (Institutional Training) and 81st Regional Readiness Command.
MG Beck’s military education includes a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and an LL.M in Military Law from The Judge Advocate General’s School. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he graduated second in his class, was Captain of the Football Team, and First Team Football Academic All-American and Duke University School of Law, where he graduated with High Honors and served as Senior Editor for the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and Iraqi Campaign Medal. MG Beck received his 2nd star on Veteran’s Day 2011.
MG Beck, his wife Mary Jo Beck, and their three sons reside in Greensboro, North
Carolina, where he serves as an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Department of Justice.