Eugene J. D'Ambrosio
Lieutenant General, United States Army
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Lieutenant General Eugene J. D’Ambrosio was born in Yonkers, New York on April 13, 1921. As a young Ordnance officer, he designed the first Army standardized stock accounting system, which was ultimately adopted by all of the technical services. As project manager for the first operations research effort to review and revise rebuild practices for Army materiel, he developed the economics life philosophy used today concerning inventory and research and development items.
As the G-4 of the 1st Infantry Division in
1965, he prepared the Division for
As a Brigadier General in 1971, he restructured the Army Depot Maintenance system by combining maintenance depots in CONUS, Europe, and the Far East into a single structure under the command and direction of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. While serving as the Director of Supply and Maintenance in the office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics in 1974, he implemented the first Army-wide Integrated Logistics System (ILS) for the support of new weapons systems.
He was the first Deputy Commanding General
of U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command from 1976 to 1979
and made significant contributions in this position. He established the
Depot Systems Command, to command and control the Army’s supply and maintenance
depotsworldwide. He established the Army Materiel Readiness Agency at Lexington,
Kentucky and designed and implemented the first readiness reporting system
for the U.S. Army wholesale logistics command. He had direct control of
all the Materiel Readiness Commands, with an inventory of over $37 billion.
General D’Ambrosio retired in 1979 and became the Honorary Colonel of the
Ordnance Corps in 1990.
On January 17, 2004 of North Wales, Pennsylvania. Husband of Martha "Marge" L. (nee Simon); father of Robert J. (Joanne Connor) and Barbara Gene Smith (Karl); brother of Robert L.; grandfather of David and Kathleen D'Ambrosio. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing Saturday, January 24 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 428 S. Main St., North Wales, Pennsylvania, followed by Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
Interment Arlington National Cemetery on March
10, 2004 with Mass at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel at 12::45 p.m. In lieu
of flowers, remembrances in Gene's name may be made to the American Heart