348th Brigade Support Battalion (United States)

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348th Brigade Support Battalion
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Distinctive unit insignia
Active October 2009–Present
Country  United States
Branch Georgia Army National Guard
Role Logistics Support
Size Battalion
Garrison/HQ Ellenwood, Georgia
Engagements Civil War
World War I
World War II
Commanders
Current
commander
LTC John G. Lowe
Command Sergeant Major CSM Ronald Deloach
Insignia
Coat of Arms 348 Spt Bn CoA.jpg

The 348th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) is a brigade support battalion of the United States Army. It provides direct support level logistics to the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB).

History[edit]

The 348th Brigade Support Battalion was constituted 1 September 2009 in the Georgia Army National Guard as the 348th Support Battalion and was organized 3 June 2010 from new and existing elements, with headquarters at Cumming, Georgia.[1]

Leadership and organization[edit]

CDR Years CSM Years
LTC Charles Lewis 2009–2010 CSM Charles Christenbury 2009–2010
LTC Reginald L. Cook 2010–2012 CSM Charles Christenbury 2010–2010
CSM Jackie Faulkner 2010–2011
CSM Ed Andrews 2011–2012
LTC Michael O. Hulsey 2012–2014 CSM Ed Andrews 2012–2013
CSM Randy Cowan 2013–2014
LTC Thomas C. Meeks 2014–Present CSM Randy Cowan 2014–Present

Organization[edit]

Headquarters and Headquarters Company – Ellenwood, GA provides mission command for organic and attached units assigned to the Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) MEB.
Alpha Company (Distribution) – Ellenwood, GA provides transportation and supply support to the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB).
Constituted 1 September 2009 in the Georgia Army National Guard, and organized 3 June 2010 from new and existing elements, with Headquarters at Cumming.
Bravo Company (Maintenance)Hinesville, GA provides field level maintenance support to the 648th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) and attached units.

Lineage and honors[edit]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

Company B (Liberty Independent Troop-Hinesville) entitled to:

Date Campaign Location
Civil War (Confederate) Atlanta, Georgia
1862 Civil War (Confederate) South Carolina
1863 Civil War (Confederate) South Carolina
1864 Civil War (Confederate) Florida
1865 Civil War (Confederate) North Carolina
World War I
World War II East Indies
World War II Papua
World War II New Guinea
World War II Luzon

Awards and decorations[edit]

Company B (Liberty Independent Troop – Hinesville), entitled to:

  1. Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered PAPUA
  2. Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 1944 TO 4 JULY 1945

References[edit]

  1. ^ 348th Support Battalion Lineage and Honors Information, US Army Center of Military History (CMH), 26 April 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2016.