Major General Yves J. Fontaine served as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC), a position he held since September 2, 2009. As Commanding General of ASC, Major General Fontaine leads a global organization responsible for providing front-line logistics support to combat units. The Command manages Army pre-positioned stocks located in strategic sites around the world; maintains weapons and equipment at bases in forward areas; and oversees the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP), which provides contractor support in theaters of o
Major General Fontaine came to ASC from Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he served as Commanding General of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). Prior to that assignment, Major General Fontaine served as the G4 (Logistics) for U.S. Army-Europe, 7th U.S. Army, in Heidelberg, Germany.
Major General Fontaine has also served as the G4 for the 82nd Airborne Division and the G4 and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Special Operations Command, both at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After assuming command of the 1st Corps Support Command, Major General Fontaine deployed from Fort Bragg to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
During Operation Desert Shield, Major General Fontaine deployed to Southwest Asia with the 24th Infantry Division. When Operation Desert Storm began, Major General Fontaine acted as liaison officer with France’s 6th Light Armored Division. He then became Support Operations Officer for the 24th Infantry Division’s 24th Support Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Other key assignments held by Major General Fontaine during his career include commander of the 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division; maintenance officer for the for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Materiel Fielding Team, and materiel operations officer for the 19th Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Corps Support Command, in Vilseck, Germany; company commander and battalion maintenance officer with the 4th
Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Carson, Colorado; and platoon leader, shop officer and battalion maintenance officer with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany.
Major General Fontaine was commissioned as an Army officer in 1976 following his graduation from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where was named as Distinguished Military Graduate. Along with the Bachelor of Science degree in Management which he earned from LaSalle, Major General Fontaine holds master’s degrees in business administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and in advanced military
studies from the Army’s Command and General Staff College. He also completed the Training With Industry program at the Defense Contract Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. His military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the School for Advanced Military Studies, and the U.S. Army War College.
Major General Fontaine’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal; the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters; the Bronze Star Medal; the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; the Combat Action Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge.
Major General Fontaine was born in La Louviere, Belgium. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1971. Major General Fontaine is married and has four daughters.