10th Force Support Battalion (Australia)

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10th Force Support Battalion
Active 1998 – Present
Country  Australia
Branch Army
Type Logistics
Size One battalion
Part of 17th Combat Service Support Brigade
Garrison/HQ HQ at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville
Decorations Meritorious Unit Citation
Unit Colour Patch 10 FSB unit colour patch.PNG

The 10th Force Support Battalion (10 FSB) is an Australian Army logistics battalion. Formed on 1 March 1998, following the amalgamation of a number of terminal, supply, postal and transport units, it is based in Townsville, Queensland.[1] The battalion was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation for operations in East Timor during INTERFET in 1999–2000, the first logistics unit to win such an award.[2] 10 FSB is part the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade. Its role is to provide third line or 'general' support within an area of operations.[3]


  1. ^ Kehoe 2000, p. 1.
  2. ^ "10FSB citation win". Army. Australian Army. 25 April 2002. Retrieved 6 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Dennis et al 2008, pp. 327–328.


  • Dennis, Peter; et al. (2008). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Second ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-551784-2. 
  • Kehoe, Mick (2000). The Force Behind the Force, 10 Force Support Battalion in East Timor 20 September 1999 – 20 February 2000. Russell Island: 10 FSB.