113th Sustainment Brigade (United States)
|113th Sustainment Brigade|
113th Sustainment Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
|Branch||North Carolina Army National Guard|
|Role||Combat Service and Support|
|Garrison/HQ||Greensboro, North Carolina (Headquarters)|
|Motto(s)||One team. Twice as strong.|
|COL Robert S. Wright|
COL Bernard E. Williford Jr., 2014-16
|Distinctive unit insignia|
The unit is composed of units from the North Carolina Army National Guard. The unit was originally formed in 1974 as the 113th Field Artillery Brigade. On 5 October 2008, the unit was reformed as a sustainment brigade, losing the 5th Battalion, 113th Field Artillery Regiment, a unit that had been assigned to the brigade since its formation, as a part of the process. The unit honors and lineage has since passed onto C/ Battery, 5–113th Fires Battalion. To date, the 113th Sustainment Brigade has been a key contributor to mobilizing units within the NCNG in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Multinational Force and Observers by providing personnel, transportation and equipment support.
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Description: The new shoulder sleeve insignia is a scarlet rectangle arched at the top and bottom, three inches in height and two inches in width. There are three buff bendlets, superimposed by a black sword pointing up, all within a one-eight inch yellow border.
Symbolism: The three bendlets represent Ordnance, Quartermaster, & Transportation; the three branches that form the Logistics branch, which is the parent branch of the Sustainment Brigade. The sword represents the Warrior Ethos. Buff (gold) and red are the colors traditionally used for Sustainment and Support. This patch will be worn on the Class-A uniform, and a subdued version will be worn on the Army Combat Uniform.
Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was effective 1 July 2010.
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Description: The distinctive unit insignia will be a gold-color metal and enamel device one and one-eight inches in height. The device will have a rectilinear shield blazoned. In the middle of the shield, there is a silver (white) half and a red half behind a black horse rampant. A blue block is above the horse. Around the blue block is a red tripartite scroll, with "FIRST LINE" inscribed on the top section. On the side sections, there are two gold stars on either side.
Symbolism: The blue, white and red colors of the shield are in reference to the state flag of North Carolina. The colors also symbolize loyalty, purity of purpose, and valor. Scarlet and gold are the colors used by Sustainment units. The four stars represent Ordnance, Quartermaster, Transportation and the Warrior Ethos. The rearing horse, in its combatant stance, captures the fighting spirit of the Brigade. The radiating lines in the background signify that all roads lead to logistics. Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.
Background: The insignia was effective 1 July 2010.
Headquarters, 113th Sustainment Brigade
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) 113th Sustainment Brigade
113th Special Troops Battalion
196th Signal Company
130th Financial Management Support Unit
112th Finance Detachment
113th Finance Detachment
1452nd (-) Combat HET Company
Detachment 1, 1452nd Combat HET Company
694th (-) Maintenance Company
Detachment 1, 694th Maintenance Company
540th Judge Advocate General Detachment
325th Judge Advocate General Detachment
Headquarters, 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
1450th Transportation Company
1451st (-)Transportation Company
Detachment 1, 1451st Transportation Company
Detachment 2, 1451st Transportation Company
1454th Transportation Company
626th (-) Maintenance Company
Detachment 1, 626th Maintenance Company
Current Command Structure
113th Sustainment Brigade Commander
COL Robert S. Wright
113th Sustainment Brigade Command Sergeant Major
CSM Joseph S. Vickers
113th Special Troops Battalion Commander
LTC Zaire D. McRae
113th Special Troops Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM Diana L. Staton
630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Commander
LTC Teonnie Y. Dotson
630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Command Sergeant Major
CSM Lloyd W. Payne
- 113th Sustainment Brigade – The US Army Institute of Heraldry
- Seals, Ryan (6 October 2008). "The end of an era". Greensboro News & Record. Landmark Communications, Inc. Retrieved 23 November 2008.[dead link]