59th Ordnance Brigade

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59th Ordnance Brigade
59 Ord Bde SSI.png
59th Ordnance Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1955–1992
1994 – present
Country USA
Branch U.S. Army
Garrison/HQ Fort Lee, VA
Website goordance
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Thomas Rivard
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 59 Ord Bde DUI.png

The 59th Ordnance Brigade is a military unit of the United States Army. The unit is currently stood up as the U.S. Army Ordnance School's training brigade. In its previous iteration, the brigade had more than 6,500 soldiers. It was responsible for delivering, maintaining and supervising the weapons of mass destruction ("special ammo") for forces of the allied NATO-countries.

History[edit]

The 71st Ordnance Battalion was activated in Germany in 1955. 1959 it was formed into the AWSCOM. On 24 March 1962 it was renamed into 59th Ordnance Brigade.

In October 1972 the SASCOM was overtaken. The Brigade got the addition SASCOM in its name.

In June 1992 the Brigade was deactivated after it had removed a lot of nuclear weapons from Europe.

It was reactivated in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 1994.[1]

The Brigade was reassigned to Fort Lee, VA in 2011.

Overview[edit]

In June 1976 the Brigade's units were situated at many locations in Western Germany and The Netherlands: :[2]

Unit Location Remark
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 59th Ordnance Ammunition Group Husterhöh-Kaserne, Pirmasens
US Army Permissive Action Link Detachment Husterhöh-Kaserne, Pirmasens
563rd Ordnance Company (Maintenance) (General Supply) Camp Pieri, Wiesbaden
579th Ordnance Company (General Maintenance) Nelson Baracks, Neu-Ulm
165th Sig Company Husterhöh-Kaserne, Pirmasens
41st Ordnance Company (Ammunition Convl) Kaiserslautern
72nd Ord Bn crest 1.jpg 72nd Ordnance Battalion (Ammunition)
HHD, 72nd Ordnance Battalion Army Depot, Miesau
4th Ordnance Company (GM Maintenance) Army Depot, Miesau
6th Military Police Company (Physical Security) NATO 111, Muenster-Deiburg (Muna) Kaserne
9th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (Dep Spt) Army Depot, Miesau
164th Military Police Company (Physical Security) Ammunition Depot, Miesau
545th Ordnance Company (Maintenance) NATO 111, Muenster-Deiburg (Muna) Kaserne
619th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (Dep Spt) Ammunition Depot, Kriegsfeld
558th Military Police Company (Physical Security) Ammunition Depot, Kriegsfeld
197th Ord Bn crest.jpg 197th Ordnance Battalion (Ammunition)
HHD, 197th Ordnance Battalion Fischbach-Kaserne, Fischbach[disambiguation needed]
64th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (Dep Spt) Fischbach Kaserne, Fischbach
165th Military Police Company (Physical Security) Fischbach Kaserne, Fischbach
525th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (Dep Spt) Ordnance Area, Siegelsbach
556th Military Police Company (Physical Security) Ordnance Area, Siegelsbach
5th Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 5th Artillery Group Stöckerbusch-Kaserne, Büren
27th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (GS) Stöckerbusch-Kaserne, Büren
4th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Werl
33rd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Dellbrück
43rd Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Düren-Drove
66th Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Soest-Büecke
85th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Geilenkirchen
507th Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Hinsbeck
294th USAArtGrp crest 1.jpg 294th Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 294th Artillery Group Flensburg
99th Ordnance Detachment (Wh Spt) Flensburg
13th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Liliencron-Kaserne, Kellinghusen SAS Kellinghusen
75th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Flensburg
512th USAArtGrp crest 1.jpg 512th Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 512th Artillery Group Günzburg
510th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (GS) Günzburg
2nd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Pfullendorf
24th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Landsberg[disambiguation needed]
36th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Hemau
74th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Airfield, Lechfeld
84th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Großengstingen
552nd USAArtGrp crest.jpg 552nd Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 552nd Artillery Group Mühlenberg-Kaserne, Sögel
162nd Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (GS) Mühlenberg-Kaserne, Sögel
1st Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Schill-Kaserne, Wesel Brigade *TACOPS* Champion 1988
8th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Steenwijk, Netherlands
23rd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) 't Harde, Netherlands
25th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Barme
32nd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Nienburg
35th Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Hohenkirchen
42nd Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Barnsdorf
51st Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Adelheide
557th FA Msl Bn crest 1.jpg 557th Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 557th Artillery Group Aartalkaserne, Herborn
96th Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (GS) Aartalkaserne, Herborn
3rd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Salm-Kaserne, Philippsburg
7th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Hardt-Kaserne, Treysa
30th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Steuben Kaserne, Giessen
52nd Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Lippe
83rd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Montabaur
501st Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Kilianstädten
570th USAArtGrp crest.jpg 570th Artillery Group (Wh Spt)
HHD, 570th Artillery Group Handorf
583rd Ordnance Company (Special Ammunition) (GS) Handorf
15th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Paderborn
22nd Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Dempsey Baracks, Sennelager
69th Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Hemer
81st Field Artillery Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) (HJ) Dülmen
509th Air Defense Detachment (Msl Wh Spt) Vörden

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The History Of Kriegsfeld Special Weapons Depot (North Point). (online)
  2. ^ USAREUR/Seventh Army STATION LIST, 1 June 1976.
    Cited from: U.S. Army in Germany: 59th Ordnance Brigade