Sustainment Brigades in the United States Army

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Combat Sustainment Brigade Organizational Table

As part of the early 21st century transformation of the United States Army from a division-based structure to a brigade-based army; the division support commands, corps support groups, and area support groups were inactivated and transformed to sustainment brigades (previously called sustainment units of action (SUS or SUA).

The sustainment brigade is designed to provide mission command for combat support and combat service support units. It can be adjusted in size to support anywhere from one to ten brigade combat teams (BCTs). A sustainment brigade has a joint capability that allows the Army to better manage the flow of logistics into the area of operations (AO) and provides support to other services for common logistics like fuel, common ammo, medical supplies, repair parts of wheeled vehicles, and so forth. A sustainment brigade is designed to operate independently in a theater of operations, in conjunction with other sustainment brigades under the command of a sustainment command (expeditionary),(ESC) or directly under a theater sustainment command.(TSC) When in theater, a sustainment command (expeditionary) will report to the theater sustainment command.

The sustainment brigade, attached to an ESC/TSC, provides mission command for all subordinate units, and provides sustainment in an area of operations as defined by the ESC/TSC.   All sustainment brigades have the same general capability to manage theater opening, theater distribution, and sustainment operations. Each sustainment brigade is a multifunctional organization, tailored and task organized to provide support for multiple brigade-sized or smaller units. In the sustainment role, the brigade is primarily concerned with the continuous management and distribution of stocks, human resources support, execution of financial management support, and allocation of maintenance in the AO to provide operational reach to maneuver commanders. The sustainment brigade may require augmentation in those areas where it lacks staff expertise and/or functional support capabilities.[1]

As of the last published information, there will be 31 sustainment brigades; 10 active duty brigades as part of the Army's active divisions, 2 independent active duty brigades, 10 Army National Guard brigades and 9 US Army Reserve brigades.[2]

Independent Sustainment Brigades[edit]

Unit Patch Component Headquarters
16th Sustainment Brigade 16th Sustainment Brigade.jpg Active Duty Baumholder, Germany
17th Sustainment Brigade 17 Sust Bde SSI.png Nevada Army National Guard Las Vegas, Nevada
55th Sustainment Brigade 55th Sustainment Brigade SSI.svg Reserve Fort Belvoir, Virginia
77th Sustainment Brigade 77th Infantry Division.patch.jpg Reserve Fort Dix, New Jersey
89th Sustainment Brigade 89th Regional Readiness Command SSI.svg Reserve Wichita, Kansas
90th Sustainment Brigade 90th Infantry Division.patch.svg Reserve North Little Rock, Arkansas
96th Sustainment Brigade 96th Infantry Division SSI.svg Reserve Salt Lake City, Utah
111th Sustainment Brigade 111ADABdeSSI.svg New Mexico Army National Guard Rio Rancho, New Mexico
230th Sustainment Brigade 230SustainBdeSSI.jpg Tennessee Army National Guard Chattanooga, Tennessee
300th Sustainment Brigade 300SustainBdeSSI.jpg Reserve Grand Prairie, Texas
304th Sustainment Brigade 304th Sustainment Brigade.svg Reserve March Air Force Base, California
321st Sustainment Brigade 321st Sustainment Brigade.jpg Reserve Baton Rouge, Louisiana
518th Sustainment Brigade 518 Sus Bde SSI.jpg Reserve Raleigh, North Carolina
528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne) United States Army Special Forces SSI (1958-2015).png Active Duty Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Divisional Sustainment Brigades[edit]

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Unit Component Headquarters Former unit name Former shoulder
sleeve insignia
1st Cavalry Division Patch.svg 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Hood, Texas 4th Sustainment Brigade 4th Sustainment Brigade.svg
United States Army 1st Armored Division CSIB.svg 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Bliss, Texas 15th Sustainment Brigade 15th Sustainment Brigade SSI.svg
U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division CSIB.png 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Riley, Kansas 1st Sustainment Brigade 1st Sustainment Brigade.svg
2nd Infantry Division SSI (full color).svg 2nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Camp Carroll, South Korea 501st Sustainment Brigade 501st Sustainment Brigade.jpg
3rd Infantry Division SSI (1918-2015).svg 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Stewart, Georgia 3rd Sustainment Brigade 3rd Sustainment Brigade.jpg
4th Infantry Division SSI.svg 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Carson, Colorado 43rd Sustainment Brigade 43rdSBSSI.JPG
Shoulder sleeve insignia of the 10th Mountain Division (1944-2015).svg 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Drum, New York 10th Sustainment Brigade 10th Sustainment Brigade.jpg
25th Infantry Division CSIB.svg 25th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 45th Sustainment Brigade 45th Sustainment Brigade SSI.svg
28th Infantry Division SSI (1918-2015).svg 28th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Ohio Army National Guard Springfield, Ohio 371st Sustainment Brigade 371SustainBdeSSI.jpg
29th Infantry Division SSI.svg 29th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade North Carolina Army National Guard Greensboro, North Carolina 113th Sustainment Brigade 113sbunitinsignia.jpg
34th 'Red Bull' Infantry Division SSI.svg 34th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Illinois Army National Guard Chicago, Illinois 108th Sustainment Brigade 108th Sustainment Brigade SSI.svg
35th Infantry Division SSI.svg 35th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade not yet assigned
36th Infantry Division SSI.png 36th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Texas Army National Guard Temple, Texas 36th Sustainment Brigade 36 Sus Bde SSI.jpg
38th Infantry Division SSI.svg 38th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade Indiana Army National Guard Kokomo, Indiana 38th Sustainment Brigade 38SustainBdeSSI.jpg
40th Infantry Division CSIB.svg 40th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade California Army National Guard Long Beach, California 224th Sustainment Brigade 224SustainBdeSSI.jpg
42nd Infantry Division SSI.svg 42nd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade New York Army National Guard New York, New York 369th Sustainment Brigade 369SustainBdeSSI.jpg
82 Airborne Patch.svg 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Bragg, North Carolina 82nd Sustainment Brigade 82SustainBdeSSI.jpg
Combat service identification badge of the 101st Airborne Division.png 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade Active Duty Fort Campbell, Kentucky 101st Sustainment Brigade 101st Sustainment Brigade.jpg


  1. ^ "ATP 4-93 Sustainment Brigade" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Unit Designations in the Army Modular Force Archived 2007-10-26 at Archive-It, US Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 06-25-2008.

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