Army Quartermaster Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 5230
Fort Lee VA 23801
Mission Statement To preserve the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps by sustaining museum programs, exhibitions and functions for which appropriated federal funds are not available.
Web and Social Media
"A RedBall Express driver tells the students about his experience"
CEO/Executive Director COL Robert Barrett
Board Chair COL (R) Robert C. Barrett
Board Chair Company Affiliation President
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 5230
Fort Lee, VA 23801
Telephone 804 734-4339
Fax 804 734-4359
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1958
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $237,000.00
Projected Expenses $81,000.00
Mission To preserve the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps by sustaining museum programs, exhibitions and functions for which appropriated federal funds are not available.
Impact The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum served more students this year than in any previous year.  More low-income schools were served this year than ever before, as well as more special needs students.  We reached our goal of serving more than 11,000 students. We hope to continue this trend for many years to come.
Needs Our most pressing need is to fund our museum education program for this year.  The program is unfunded.  $20,000 is needed for the program to be as successful as it has in the past. 
Background The U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum, supported by the Quartermaster Foundation, was established at Fort Lee in 1954 to support soldier training at the Quartermaster Center and School. The museum began as a collection of reproduction uniforms that eventually grew to include objects relating to the wide and diverse missions of the Quartermaster Corps from 1775 to the present. In the mid-1950s, the Quartermaster Memorial Foundation (today's Quartermaster Foundation) was formed for the purpose of raising funds for the construction of a permanent building, and in 1963, the current building opened. At that time, it was the only building on any Army installation specifically built as a museum.
CEO Statement Touching the Past education program, offered by the Quartermaster Museum, is an interactive program that strives to reach students and educators. The curriculum engages students in active learning experiences while sharing the history of the Quartermaster Corps through hands-on, critical thinking activities using the mission of the Corps as the avenue for presentation. The museum’s education program assists the public school community in reaching the Standards of Learning (SOLs) goals mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This program is unique to this area because it is offered free of charge to every group.  We have an unmatched teacher to student ratio, which is why teachers come back year after year.  We are able to offer this service through grants and funding through the Quartermaster Foundation.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Tri-cities Region
23801, 23834, 23860, 23875, 23803, 23212, 23220, 23237, 23234, 23238
Board Chair
Board Chair COL (R) Robert C. Barrett
Company Affiliation President
Term Jan 2003 to Jan 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Nancy Bain Vice President for Administration
COL Thomas A. Banner Secretary, Retired
Mrs. Shirley Barrett Community Volunteer
Major General Richard E. Beale Jr.Retired
Ms. Paulette Bordwell Community Volunteer
Ms. Nancy Briggs Community Volunteer
Mr Oriss W. Burnett Community Volunteer
Major Frederick J. Eley Community Volunteer
Mr. Olin Ferguson Community Volunteer
COL Clinton Hodder Retired
COL Gary L. Juskowiak Retired
LTC David Lee Retired
Mr. Charles Lundy Community Volunteer
COL Eugene Manner Retired
COL Robert J. McNeil Retired
Dr. Ellen Pruett Community Volunteer
COL Karl Rush Community Volunteer
COL Philip J. Saulnier Retired
SGM Arthur W. Snyder Retired
Major General Eugene L. Stillions Jr.President Emeritus, Retired
COL Robert Vaughan Retired
Ms. Carolyn Whipp Treasurer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 80
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
Major General Cece Adolphi Retired
Mr. George H. Allen Community Volunteer
COL William Flanagan Retired
Major General Robert C. Gaskill Retired
Lt. General Arthur J. Gregg Retired
CSM Milton Hazzard Retired
Major General Charles R. Henry Retired
Mr. Chester A. Kowalczyk Community Volunteer
Major General John Long Retired
Major General Daniel Mongeon Retired
CW5 Rufus Montgomery Retired
Major General Hawthorne Proctor Chairman
CSM Jose Silva Retired
Brigadier General Billy Stalcup Retired
Major General Eugene Stillions, Jr. Retired
General Richard H. Thompson Chairman Emeritus
LTC Don Vtipil Retired
COL Charles M. Wiker Retired
Executive Director
Executive Director COL Robert Barrett

Colonel Robert C. Barrett, a native of Royal Oak, Michigan, graduated from Royal Oak High School in June 1953 and Western Michigan University in 1957 with a Degree in Business Administration. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps after completing the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. His military education includes the completion of both the Basic and Advanced Quartermaster Officer Courses, the Infantry Officers Basic Course, Special Forces Officer Course, the Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

During his career he served in troop units as an Infantry Platoon Leader, QM Company Commander, as Supply Officer (S-4) in both the 5th and 6th Special Forces Group, the Supply/Logistics Officer (G4), Allied Command Europe (ACE) Mobile Force and Commander of the 553d Supply and Service Battalion Fort Hood, Texas. He Commanded the Defense Depot, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and was Deputy Commander of the 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He held staff positions as an Advisor to the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) Chief Quartermaster, as a Personnel Assignment Officer in the US Army Military Personnel Center, Director of Training Development in the US Army Quartermaster School, Fort Lee, Virginia and the C-4 (Logistics) of the Combined Field Army (ROK/US). Colonel Barrett’s last assignment was as Commandant, U. S. Army Logistics Management College, Fort Lee, Virginia.

He served in Alaska and overseas in Germany, Vietnam, Grenada and the Republic of Korea.


Colonel Barrett’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with 3d Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachute Wings, and foreign awards from the Republics of Vietnam and Germany.

Colonel Barrett is married to the former Shirley Kossen of Grand Rapids, Michigan and they have three children, Robert III, Randi and Terri.

Colonel Barrett retired on 31 August 1987.

Subsequent to retirement, Colonel Barrett worked for Vinnell Corporation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. In Saudi Arabia he was initially a military trainer in the AMC SANG Program. He then became the operations manager on a project that introduced 500 Bradley Fighting vehicles into the Regular Saudi Army. His final assignment with Vinnell was as the Site Manager for a US Air Force Project at Beni Suef Air Base in Egypt.

Colonel Barrett  has been a member of the Quartermaster Foundation since 1994 and President since 2003.

Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 42
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2012
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Description The museum's comprehensive education program assists the public school community in reaching the Standard of Learning (SOL) goals mandated by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through a variety of interactive, multidisciplinary programs we reinforce classroom curricula with innovative, creative techniques such as observation-based/inquiry-led interactions and hands-on work with artifacts. These programs are designed to address specific sets of SOLs within a grade level, incorporating gallery and classroom activities. They encourage higher-level thinking, critical analysis and creative expression, while providing new and different learning experiences for children.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget $30,000.00
Description Rights of Passage is a program for every Quartermaster soldier that comes through Fort Lee.  This program allows the soldiers to get a glimpse of their history and heritage by touring the US Army Quartermaster Museum.  This program is run by volunteers from the Quartermaster Foundation.
Description An "Edventure" is an interactive journey through the Quartermaster Museum! Simple mobile technology and great content inspires visitors to explore, interact and engage with content as they move through the museum. In an Edventure, the visitor is part of the story.
Population Served Adults
Budget $5,000.00
Short Term Success The soldiers that train at Fort Lee are the target audience for this program. Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC), Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) and Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC).  These soldiers come through the museum to learn about their own history and heritage. This program provides a unique way for these soldiers to connect with the history of their service. This is a new approach to teaching these classes and we hope to pique an interest in the soldier's history.
Long Term Success This program will give every person who visits the museum an opportunity to see the museum through their mobile device. The program enhances the tour with technology, linking the visitor to the exhibits, enriching their experience.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $237,000.00
Projected Expenses $81,000.00
Endowment Value $546,844.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$668,378$200,282$103,578
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense$3,989----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.271.321.39
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$476,387$946,706$861,166
Current Assets$112,639$132,476$203,214
Long-Term Liabilities----$0
Current Liabilities----$0
Total Net Assets$476,387$946,706$861,166
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application 7/2016View