In the news: Major (Gerard) Eric Hill
7/17/2014, 6 a.m.
Major (Gerard) Eric Hill, a Boston native and US Army Reserves Officer, was recently honored by the ambassador to Afghanistan and the Department of State for his dedication and service as the US Forces Garrison Liaison to the NATO Support Agency at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. Hill deployed with the 207th Regional Support Group in July of 2013 to Kandahar Airfield. As the NATO Support Agency Liaison, Hill was responsible for coordinating, overseeing and representing all US interests with the NATO Support Agency in Afghanistan. This required Hill’s presence at multiple NATO Support Agency conferences in Capellan, Luxembourg. In addition, Hill was accountable for directing contract support for all US-supported nations.
In addition to his NATO Support Agency Liaison duties, Hill also served as the Deputy Director of Acquisition and Legal and the Director of Human Resources while in Afghanistan, providing oversight of all U.S. contracts and contractors at Kandahar Airfield which totaled more than $170,586,590. Hill also oversaw a budget of more than $581,397,003. Hill successfully reduced US contracts and contractors in support of US Military Contingency Drawdown operations in Afghanistan. In his capacity as the Director of Human Resources, Hill assisted in preparing the Afghanistan environment for a successful Presidential election.
Hill received his 2nd Bronze Star as well as the NATO Commendation Medal for his most recent tour. Hill was first awarded the Bronze Star in 2008 for combat mission in Iraq. Hill has two previous deployments to Iraq.