1st Sustainment Command (Theater)

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1st Theater Sustainment Command
1st Sustainment Command CSIB.svg
1st Sustainment Command CSIB
Country United States
Branch United States Army
TypeTheater Sustainment Command
Part ofUnited States Army Central
Garrison/HQFort Knox, Kentucky FWD HQ, Camp Arifjan,Kuwait
Motto(s)First Team
Mascot(s)SGT John Blackjack
EngagementsVietnam War
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation New Dawn
Humanitarian assistance (Pakistan)
Major General John P. Sullivan
Distinctive unit insignia1SustainCmdDUI.jpg
Beret flash1 TSC flash.png

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

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 1 April 1965, the 1st Logistical Command was deployed to Vietnam. Its mission was to act as the coordinating headquarters for all non-divisional logistics 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 general from 1970.

The Command served five years in Southeast Asia. On June 22, 1972, the command was re-designated the 1st Corps Support Command and reassigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.[3] From 1972 until 2006, it deployed multiple times in support of disaster relief missions and Operations Operation Urgent Fury (1983); the United States invasion of Panama - "Operation Just Cause" (1989); the Gulf War ("Desert Shield/Desert Storm") (1990-March-April 1991); Operation Restore Hope regarding support to United Nations efforts in Somalia (1993); Haiti with Uphold Democracy (1994); and Provide Refuge (1999).

The command maintains a headquarters in Fort Knox, Kentucky, while sustaining an enduring mission forward, based in Kuwait.

Subordinate units serving under the 1st TSC include:

Command group[edit]

  • Commanding General MG Sullivan
  • Command Sergeant Major CSM Bernard P. Smalls
  • Chief of Staff COL Sidney W. Melton


Operation Iraqi Freedom

Campaign participation credit[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ usarmygermany.com
  2. ^ Stanton, Vietnam Order of Battle
  3. ^ 1st TSC Homepage
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ http://www.bragg.army.mil/1stTSC/documents/newcomers/history.pdf