593rd Sustainment Brigade
|593rd Sustainment Brigade|
593rd Sustainment Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||1 May 2007 – present|
|Branch||United States Army|
|Part of||I Corps, Forces Command (FORSCOM)|
|Brigade Commander||COL Douglas Mcbride|
|Command Sergeant Major||CSM Eric Taylor|
|Distinctive Unit Insignia|
Having been restructured from a corps support group, the 593rd Sustainment Brigade as part of the transformation of the United States Army, the 593rd was one of the last units to complete its transfer into a sustainment brigade. A ceremony was held on 1 May 2007 in Al Asad, Iraq, where the unit was stationed, to mark the completion of the unit's transformation. This ceremony featured soldiers donning the unit's new Shoulder Sleeve Insignia designed by members of the unit's staff. Though stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, the unit completed its transformation while serving in Iraq. It has two subordinate battalions: its Special Troops Battalion and the 13th Support Battalion (Combat Sustainment).
593rd SB became the first command of the CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element (CMRE) mission in Aghanistan in June 2012.