4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

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4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
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Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 16 Jan 1952 - 20 Jan 1954
15 Jun 1958 - 23 Jun 1967
21 Dec 1975 - 15 Sep 2007
16 Oct 2008 - Present
Country United States United States of America
Branch  United States Army
Role Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)Sustainment
Part of 79th Sustainment Support Command
Garrison/HQ San Antonio, Texas
Battle honours Operation Enduring Freedom
Brigadier General Alex B. Fink
Major General Luis R. Visot, Major General Les J. Carroll, Brigadier General Norman B. Green

The 4th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC) is a subordinate command of 79th Sustainment Support Command. The 4th ESC is located in San Antonio, Texas. The command comprises 54 subordinate units and has command and control of more than 6,500 Army Reserve soldiers throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico. The 4th ESC provides trained and ready forces in support of global contingency operations. On order, the 4th ESC is prepared to deploy and provide command and control to all assigned, attached, and operationally controlled units and will provide sustainment planning, guidance and support to forces in the area of operations.


Functions as an operational command post for a Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), providing operational-level sustainment support. Leads, plans, coordinates, synchronizes, monitors, and controls operational-level logistics within an assigned area of operations.[1]

Subordinate Units[edit]


The 4th ESC has over fifty years of history. The journey began when the unit was constituted on 16 January 1952 as the 4th Logistical Command in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Logistical Command. The unit was re-activated 10 February 1952 at Leghorn, Italy and was inactivated 20 January 1954 at Leghorn, Italy.

Activated 15 June 1958 in France.

Headquarters 4th Logistical Command reorganized and redesignated 24 June 1961 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Logistical Command (original Headquarters Company concurrently disbanded).

On 7 May 1964, it was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 4th Logistical Command, and then was reorganized and redesignated on 24 June 1964 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Logistical Command. It later inactivated on 23 June 1967 at Fort Lee, Virginia.

On 21 December 1975, the unit was redesignated as the 4th Support Center and activated at Fort Hood, Texas.

On 1 March 1989, it was redesignated as the 4th Material Management Center Corps Support Command.

On 1 October 2000, it was reorganized and redesignated as the 4th Support Center. The 4th Support Center was inactivated 15 September 2007 at Fort Hood, Texas.

On 29 November 2007, the unit was withdrawn from the Regular Army and allotted to the Army Reserve.

Redesignated 16 October 2008 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Sustainment Command, the unit activated at San Antonio, Texas.[2]

Operation Enduring Freedom[edit]

The 4th ESC mobilizied in spring of 2011, to support allied operations in Afghanistan. On 25 July 2011, the unit formally conducted a Transfer of Authority for Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan from the 184th ESC. [3]


  1. ^ "4th ESC Homepage". US Army. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "4th ESC History". US Army. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "4-401st AFSBn host Joint Sustainment Command TOA and Commanders Conference". US Army. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 

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