113th Sustainment Brigade (United States)

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113th Sustainment Brigade
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113th Sustainment Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1974–present
Country United States
Branch North Carolina Army National Guard
Type Sustainment Brigade
Role Combat Service and Support
Size 1784
Garrison/HQ Greensboro, North Carolina (Headquarters)
Nickname Steel Horses
Motto One team. Twice as strong.
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Bernie Williford
Notable
commanders
BG James R. Gorham, BG Elizabeth D. Austin
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 113 Sust Bde DUI.jpg

The 113th Sustainment Brigade is a modular sustainment brigade of the United States Army National Guard.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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 and Operation Iraqi Freedom by providing personnel, transportation and equipment support.

Insignia[edit]

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Current Organization[edit]

Current Command Structure[edit]

113th SB Commander:

  • COL Bernie Williford

113th SB Command Sergeant Major:

  • CSM William P. Gill


113th STB Commander:

  • MAJ Regan C. Pyatt

113th STB Command Sergeant Major:

  • CSM Diana L. Staton

References[edit]

  1. ^ 113th Sustainment Brigade – The US Army Institute of Heraldry
  2. ^ Seals, Ryan (6 October 2008). "The end of an era". Greensboro News & Record (Landmark Communications, Inc.). Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 

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