300th Sustainment Brigade (United States)

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300th Sustainment Brigade
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300th Sustainment Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 19 April 2008 - Present
Country United States
Branch United States Army Reserve
Type Sustainment Brigade
Role Sustainment
Size Brigade
Part of 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Garrison/HQ Grand Prairie, Texas
Nickname Black Horse
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Kelly Wakefield
Past Commander COL James C. Freeman
Past Commander COL I.V. Bland
Past Commander COL Tracy Thompson

The 300th Sustainment Brigade is a Major Subordinate Command (MSC) of the 4th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) and one of only eight of its kind in the Army Reserve. This unit is one of the latest additions in the Army Transformation process for the 4th ESC, and manage a peacetime downtrace that has command and control of approximately 3,500 Army Reservists located throughout the Texas area, and its Soldiers support diverse missions that are logistical in nature.[1]

Subordinate Units[edit]

Mission[edit]

The 300th Sustainment Brigade mission is to plan, coordinate, synchronize, monitor, and control Logistics Operations within an assigned area of responsibility. The Brigade also coordinates Host Nation Support (HNS) and contracting, as well as providing support to joint, interagency, and multinational forces as directed.[1]

History[edit]

The 300th Sustainment Brigade's history began on June 26, 1945 as the 300th Transportation Group. The unit activated on June 29, 1945 in France, and was inactivated in France on November 22, 1945. The 300th was redesignated as the 300th Transportation Corps Service Group on December 2, 1946 and allotted to the Organized Reserves. On December 12, 1946 the unit was activated in Baltimore, Maryland. During that timeframe, the Organized Reserves became the Army Reserve on July 9, 1952. The unit inactivated on August 29, and during inactivation was redesignated as the 300th Transportation Group on April 3, 1959. The unit changed locations several more times to include Fort George Meade, Maryland on November 1, 1960; Andrew Air Force Base, Maryland on May 20, 1964; and Butler, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1968. The 300th moved from Butler, Pennsylvania on September 18, 2009 where it was redesignated and activated as the first Army Reserve Sustainment Command in the state of Texas. An activation ceremony was held on April 19, 2008 in Grand Prairie at the Armed Forces Reserve Complex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4th Sustainment Bde Homepage". US Army. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "4th Sustainment History Page". US Army. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 

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