The third Chief of Staff of the Army Combined
Logistics Excellence Awards were presented 5 June.
The Deployment Excellence Award winners are—
Small Unit. A Company, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2d
Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Large Unit. Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team,
3d Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.
All Army Installations
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Small Unit. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 30th
Signal Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Large Unit. 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat
Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell,
Supporting Unit. 841st Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation
Group, Charleston, South Carolina.
Army National Guard
Small Unit. B Company, 2–218 Field Artillery Battalion,
Large Unit. 53d Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Pinellas, Florida.
Supporting Unit. Joint Forces Headquarters-Florida, St. Augustine,
Small Unit. 362d Tactical Psychological Operations Company,
Large Unit. 1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion, Decatur,
Supporting Unit. 1190th Deployment Support Brigade, Baton
The Army Award for Maintenance Excellence winners are—
Active Army Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE)
Small Category. C Company, 501st Military Intelligence Battalion,
1st Armored Division, Wackernheim, Germany.
Medium Category. 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, 501st
Military Intelligence Brigade, Yongsan, Korea.
Large Category. 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Active Army Table of Distribution
and Allowances (TDA)
Small Category. Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2–6
Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas.
Medium Category. 58th Transportation Battalion, 3d Chemical
Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Large Category. Theater Logistics Support
Center-Europe, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Army National Guard TOE
Small Category. Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,
751st Maintenance Battalion, Eastover, South Carolina.
Medium Category. 732d Maintenance Company (General Support),
Roxboro, North Carolina.
Army Reserve TOE
Small Category. 206th Broadcast Operations Detachment, Grand
Medium Category. 1013th Quartermaster Company, North Platte,
Large Category. 479th Engineer Battalion, Watertown, New York.
The Army Award for Supply Excellence winners are—
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). A Company,
123d Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Dexheim,
Property Book Modification TOE (MTOE). 302d Signal Battalion,
21st Signal Brigade, Fort Detrick, Maryland.
Property Book TDA. Aviation Technical Test Center, Army Developmental
Test Command, Army Test and Evaluation Command, Fort Rucker,
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). 141st Signal Battalion,
2d Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Wiesbaden, Germany.
Supply Support Activity MTOE. A Company, 782d Brigade Support
Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division,
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Supply Support Activity TDA. 498th Combat Sustainment Support
Battalion, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Waegwan,
Army National Guard
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). Headquarters,
209th Regional Training Institute, Ashland, Nebraska.
Property Book MTOE. Headquarters, 1–265 Air
Defense Artillery Battalion, Daytona Beach,
Property Book TDA. Joint Forces Headquarters
(Central Property Book Office), Carson City, Nevada.
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). Headquarters, 2–135
Infantry Battalion, Mankato, Minnesota.
Supply Support Activity TDA. U.S. Property and Fiscal Office,
Level I Unit (Company, Battery, Troop, or Detachment). 445th
Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service), Independence, Missouri.
Property Book MTOE. 94th Combat Support Hospital, Seagoville,
Property Book TDA. 7th Army Reserve Command, Schwetzingen,
Parent Level Unit (Battalion or Squadron). 530th Military
Police Battalion, Omaha, Nebraska.
Supply Support Activity MTOE. 318th Combat Support (CONUS
Replacement Center) Company (Modular), Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
LOWERS COLORS IN GERMANY
After 49 years in Germany, the 3d Corps Support Command (COSCOM) cased its
colors in a ceremony on 1 June. The 3d COSCOM had been based in the German
state of Hessen for 22 years before relocating to Fort Knox, Kentucky, to become
the 3d Expeditionary Support Command. The COSCOM’s subordinate units,
the Special Troops Battalion and the 19th Support Center, were also inactivated.
Brigadier General Scott G. West, the 21st Theater Support Command’s commanding
general, was the reviewing officer of the event, which took place on Wiesbaden
Army Airfield. The 3d COSCOM’s commanding general and command sergeant
major, Brigadier General Michael Lally and Command Sergeant Major Willie C.
Tennant, Sr., cased the unit colors, signifying the inactivation of the unit.
During the ceremony, the 3d COSCOM, the 16th Corps Support Group, and the 485th
Combat Sustainment Support Battalion received the Iraqi Campaign Streamer for
their contributions during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 3d COSCOM also received
a streamer from the Hessen minister-
president for its distinguished service in German-American relations.
repair an AN/TSC–154 Secure Mobile Anti-jam
Terminal (SMART–T) at Tobyhanna Army
Depot, Pennsylvania. The SMART–T is a
Military Strategic and Tactical Relay (MILSTAR)
satellite-compatible ground communications
terminal that provides worldwide data and voice
communications from a stationary mission site.
This repair is part of a SMART–T reset
program. Tobyhanna technicians have repaired
systems for the Army and will repair 13 for
the Marine Corps. (Army photo by Steve Grzezdzinski)
LOGISTICIANS ATTEND AUSA SYMPOSIUM
Logisticians representing Army units, military organizations, and defense contractors
gathered in May at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia,
for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare
Logistics Symposium and Exhibition.
The symposium included keynote speaker General Benjamin S. Griffin, the Commanding
General of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), who emphasized AMC’s important
relationship with private sector businesses and the benefit of having commercial
off-the-shelf products available for Soldiers.
The AUSA symposium consisted of several panel discussions, including one entitled, “Emerging
Insights from Logistics Transformation,” featuring panel chairman Major
General Mitchell H. Stevenson, the Commanding General of the Army Combined
Arms Support Command. Major General Stevenson talked about logistics transformation
and the steps the Army has taken to transform from a division-centric force
to a brigade-centric force. He spoke of the importance of collaboration to
be effective and how logisticians cannot fight over resources and power. He
also discussed the new multifunctional Logistics Branch and Logistics Corps
and stressed the benefits that multifunctional logisticians will provide to
forward support companies and other modular units.
In the same panel discussion, Brigadier General Rebecca S. Halstead, the Commanding
General and Commandant of the Army Ordnance Center and School, expressed the
need to increase the Army’s explosive ordnance disposal capabilities
because current enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan rely on improvised explosive
devices to harm U.S. Soldiers. It is imperative that the Army increase the
number of Soldiers dedicated to this important mission, increase and improve
the training they receive, and develop materiel solutions that will protect
explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers and help them do their job more safely.
Major General Vincent E. Boles, the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G–4,
Department of the Army, stressed that the Army’s top priority is supporting
the Global War on Terrorism and that the cornerstone to success is maintaining
an all-volunteer Army. Major General Boles said that Soldiers need shorter
deployment times and increased dwell times. He emphasized that the Army must
accelerate growth and develop incentives to recruit and retain quality Soldiers.
NEW PRODUCT MANAGER WILL DEVELOP
FCS MUNITIONS SYSTEM
The Project Manager for Close Combat Systems, has established
its first product management office, the Product Manager for
Intelligent Munitions System (IMS). The new product manager
will oversee the development of the IMS, which will be a significant
component of the Future Combat Systems (FCS).
IMS will combine munitions, sensors, and communications devices
into a system that will allow U.S. forces to obtain and maintain
the tactical advantage in the battlespace. With the IMS, U.S.
forces will be able to detect and neutralize enemy forces,
cover gaps in dangerous terrain and secure flanks to counter
enemy maneuvers, protect fixed facilities, and support movements
by friendly forces.
maintenance technician assigned to the 32d Multifunctional
Medical Battalion repairs a blood fluid analyzer.
The battalion maintenance team receives more than
200 work orders a month on equipment such as CAT
x-ray machines and chemical scanners. Besides its
maintenance mission, the battalion is the
only major medical supply and distribution
center in Iraq. From bandages to blood, it
supports more than 450 units from stocks of more
than 2,700 lines of medical supplies.
(Photo by Staff Sergeant Alex Licea, Third Army/U.S.
Army Central Public Affairs Office)
ARMY AND FEMA CONDUCT HURRICANE TRAINING EXERCISE
To improve local, Federal, and military responses to disasters, U.S. Army North,
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Texas civil-support-operations personnel
conducted a hurricane exercise in June. The participating agencies used this
event to evaluate the Brownsville and Houston-Galveston evacuation
plans, using a fictional category 4 hurricane as a backdrop for the exercise.
U.S. Army North was represented by the six-person Region VI Defense Coordinating
Element (DCE), which is responsible for supporting Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Texas. The Texas exercise allowed the team to build relationships
with the other agencies. All senior leaders who would be involved in a disaster
participated in the exercise.
During the exercise, the Region VI DCE practiced integrating aviation, logistics,
medical planning, and engineering personnel, deploying to forward locations,
and processing requests for assistance. The exercise allowed each of the local,
state, Federal, and military agencies to learn about how the other agencies operate
and how they could work together to be more effective.
mounted by E Company, 710th Brigade
Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division,
delivers ammunition, food, water, mail, and
other supplies to the 1–32 Infantry Battalion
in Afghanistan. The
company’s Soldiers regularly drive along
the Pech River Road, one of the most dangerous
roads in eastern Afghanistan. Poor weather,
widely dispersed unit
locations, and heavy demand for aerial resupply
assets make road convoys essential despite
the risks of attack, rock slides, and other
threats. (Photo by Specialist Jon H. Arguello,
22d Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
PINE BLUFF ARSENAL MOVES
TO JOINT MUNITIONS COMMAND
The Army Materiel Command (AMC) will transfer operational control of industrial
activities at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas, from the Army Chemical Materials
Agency (CMA) to the Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC), effective 1 October.
The transfer will bring the arsenal’s missions of ammunition production,
chemical and biological defense production and repair, depot storage and surveillance,
chemical weapons management, and homeland security under one of AMC’s
industrial life-cycle management commands—JMC’s parent command,
the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command.
The Pine Bluff Chemical Activity, which is a tenant organization at Pine Bluff
Arsenal, will continue to report to CMA in executing its mission of destroying
chemical agents stored at the arsenal.