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USASOC recognizes logistics specialists for excellence

by Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Carter

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 22, 2014) -- Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians from across the U.S. Army Special Operations Command were recognized for their outstanding logistical achievements during an awards ceremony Oct. 21, 2014.

"I think that logistics excellence is the key indicator of a unit's overall excellence," stated Mr. Richard Holcomb, Deputy to the USASOC Commanding General. "Command supply discipline, good maintenance of your equipment and how well your weapons and communications equipment are maintained takes dedication, attention to detail, and discipline that is not apparent to a lot of people; it’s the backbone of a unit and it takes place many times behind the scenes."

Personnel and units within USASOC who were recognized in the ceremony were nominated by their command for the chance to compete in the Combined Logistics Excellence Award Program because of their high standard of performance. Judges from USASOC were sent to each of the units nominated by their commands to conduct on-site evaluations of their logistical capabilities in the areas of maintenance, supply, and deployment.

In the competition, units competed for the USASOC Supply Excellence Award, Maintenance Excellence Award, and the Deployment Excellence Award.

"These awards allow the command to recognize those units and individuals that go beyond the standard and strive for excellence in logistics," said Col. Martin Wagner, the USASOC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4. "These awards create a win-win situation, as individuals compete, they not only learn to work as a team, they improve their logistics and communications skills while enhancing unit logistics operations."

Excellence awards were given in 10 categories for both supply and maintenance.

"It takes hard work and discipline from both a team and individual perspective," Wagner explained. "It takes command involvement at every level and an understanding that organizations as a whole are only as good as the sections that make them up, and in this case it’s about their supply and maintenance operations."

Supply Awards:

  • User Level Supply (MTOE) 1A: Group Service Support Company, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
  • User Level Supply (TDA) 1B: U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Noncommissioned Officer Academy.
  • Property Book Level (MTOE) 2A: 75th Ranger Regiment.
  • Property Book Level (TDA) 2B: U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
  • Parent Level S-4 (MTOE) 3A: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
  • Parent Level S-4 (TDA) 3B: U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, Special Warfare Medical Group.
  • Level IV (A) MTOE SSA: Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Maintenance Awards

  • Small MTOE: Maintenance Company, Group Support Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne).
  • Medium MTOE: 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).
  • Large MTOE: 4th Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).