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1st Sustainment Command
1st Sustainment Command SSI.svg
1st Sustainment Command shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 1950–present
Country United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Theater Sustainment Command
Part of United States Army Central

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

FWD HQ, Camp Arifjan,Kuwait
Nickname(s) 1st TSC
Motto(s) First Team
Mascot(s) Blackjack

Vietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation New Dawn

Humanitarian assistance (Pakistan)
Major General Kurt J. Stein
Distinctive unit insignia 1SustainCmdDUI.jpg
Beret flash 1 TSC flash.gif

The 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) (1st TSC) is a major subordinate unit of US Army Central at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The 1st Logistical Command was activated in October 1950 as a planning headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia. It was deployed to Poitiers, France in September–October 1951, during the Berlin Crisis of 1951. It operated under the Communications Zone, United States Army-Europe.[1] In 1962, the Command returned to the United States and was assigned to III Corps, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. On April 1, 1965, the 1st Logistical Command was deployed to Vietnam. Its mission was to act as the logistics headquarters for all units in the theater. In Vietnam the command parented the U.S. Army Support Command, Da Nang, U.S. Army Support Command, Qui Nhon, U.S. Army Support Command, Cam Ranh Bay, and U.S. Army Support Command, Saigon, as well as other smaller commands.[2] Lieutenant General Walter Woolwine was commanding grneral from 1970.

The Command served five years in Southeast Asia.

Formerly known as COSCOM it was designated for the support of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The command's mission dictates that they maintain the command's headquarters in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while sustaining an enduring mission forward, based in Kuwait. Subordinate units serving under the 1st TSC in Southwest Asia include:

Command group

  • Commanding General MG Kurt J. Stein
  • Command Sergeant Major CSM Charles M. Tobin
  • Deputy Commanding General BG Gamble
  • Chief of Staff COL Lenny J. Kness


Operation Iraqi Freedom

Campaign participation credit

  • Defense
  • Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • Counteroffensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase IV
  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-fall 1969
  • Winter-spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
Armed forces expeditions
  • Panama
Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom


  2. Stanton, Vietnam Order of Battle
  3. "Permanent Order 222-02". United States Army Center of Military History. 10 June 2010. Archived from the original on 9 June 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 

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