November 12, 2009
Commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Brigadier General Robin B. Akin
Brigadier General Robin Babb Akin, a native of Nashville, Tennessee, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps from the University of Tennessee in 1982. She holds a MasterAca,!a,,cs of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College.
Brigadier General Akin's assignments include duty as a Platoon Leader, 612th Quartermaster Company (Aerial Delivery), Ft. Bragg, NC; Executive Officer and
Commander, 4th Quartermaster Detachment (Aerial Delivery), Taegu, Republic of Korea; General Supply Officer, 4th DMMC; Support Operations Officer, 204th Forward Support Battalion; and Commander, HQs and Alpha Company, 704th Main Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO; Logistics War Plan Officer, 2nd Corps Support Command, 7th Corps, Stuttgart, Germany and in Southwest Asia, during the Persian Gulf War; Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course (CLOAC) developer, Small Group Instructor and later as the Multifunctional Division, Course Director, U.S. Army logistics Management College, Executive Officer, 266 Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Lee, VA; Automation and Reengineering Division, Directorate for Logistics, Security Assistance and Engineering, U.S. Pacific Command J4 Camp Smith, HI; Chief, Equipment Readiness Division, 2nd Corps Material Management Center; Battalion Commander, 264th Corps Support Battalion (Airborne), 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne); Deputy Commander of the US Army Special Operations Support Command (SOSCOM) (Airborne); deployed as the senior Logistics Planner for 3 SFG, AFG; Chief of Staff and Rear Detachment Commander, 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne); Commander, 29th Support Group, Kaiserslautern, Germany; and most recently as the Chief of Logistics and the Director of the Drawdown Fusion Center, Multi-National Force-Iraq. Jan. Aca,!" Mar. 2010 COL Akin served as the Joint Logistics Commander in Support of Humanitarian Relief during Operation Unified Response-Haiti.
Brigadier General Akin's military schooling includes: the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Parachute Rigger Course, Jumpmaster Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College and Armed Forces Staff College, and the U. S. Army War College. Her awards include: the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (2), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Battle Streamer (3 OLC), Humanitarian Service Medal, Romanian and German Airborne wings.
She is married to Army Col. George Gregory (Greg) Akin, from Ft. Worth, Texas and they have two children in college, Alexis and Brian ages 23 and 19.
Deputy Commanding Officer
Deputy Commander, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Colonel Jarrold M. Reeves, Jr.
Col. Jarrold M. Reeves, Jr. is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina in 1982 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. In 1985, through the Army's Force Alignment Program, he was branch transferred to the Quartermaster Corps. He holds a Masters Degree in Military Arts and Science from the US Army Command and General Staff College and Masters in Strategic Leadership from the Army War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Mortar Platoon Leaders Course, Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle Commanders Course, Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, Rigger School, US Army Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
Col. Reeves served as a Mechanized Platoon Leader, BN Support Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with 1st/30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division in Schweinfurt, Germany from 1983 till 1985. In 1986 he attended the Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course followed by assignment at Fort Lee as the Assistant S2/3 for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Commander of the 16th Field Service Company and as TAC officer/Instructor for the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course. Following his assignment to Fort Lee, he served as the Aide de Camp to Commander Defense Fuel Supply Center and as Leader Development Officer at the US Army Total Army Personnel Command. From 1992-1993, he attended the US Army Command and General Staff College. In 1993, he served as the S2/3 for the 260th Quartermaster Battalion (POL) when it deployed as the MSB in support of 3rd Brigade 24th Infantry Division (MECH) for "Desert Hammer", the initial test of force XXI digitization during an NTC rotation. In 1994, he became the Group Support Operations Officer for the 24th Corps Support Group at Fort Stewart, GA and deployed to SW Asia with the Unit for Operation Vigilant Warrior. From 1995-1998, he was selected to serve as the J4 Plans Officer for the Special Operation Command Pacific, at Camp Smith, Hawaii. In July of 1998, Colonel Reeves arrived to Fort Hood and served as the Chief of Plans and Operations in the III Corps G-4. In June of 1999, he assumed command of the 553rd Corps Support Battalion in the 13th COSCOM and led them on a Mission Rehearsal Exercise in support of 49th AD and three National Training Center Rotations in support of the Army's only force XXI Division, 4th Infantry Division. After command, he served as the G-4 for 4th Infantry Division. From July 02 to June 03, he attended the Army War College at Carlisle, PA. Arriving in Kaiserslautern, Germany in July of 2003, he served as the Chief of the Distribution Management Center (DMC) and G-3 for the 21st Theater Support Command. He took command of the 200 Materiel Management Center in July of 2004 and transformed the Center into the 200 Theater Distribution Brigade providing Theater Materiel and Distribution Management and providing Brigade Command for three Battalions - 1/214 Aviation Regiment, 2/502 Aviation Regiment, and 21st Troop Support Battalion. In APR 07, he was selected as the Deputy Commander of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (3 ESC), formerly the 3rd COSCOM. In APR 07.
Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major, 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Command Sergeant Major Willie C. Tennant, Sr.
Command Sergeant Major Willie C. Tennant Sr. hails from Pleasantville, New Jersey. He entered the U.S. Army in September 1978. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey as a Food Service Specialist (94B).
Command Sergeant Major Tennant has an Associate of Science Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College and is currently enrolled in Columbia Southern University.
Command Sergeant Major TennantAca,!a,,cs most recent assignment was CSM for the 3d Corps Support Command, Wiesbaden Germany from October 2006 to September 2007.
CSM Tennant's military education includes Airborne School, Air Assault School, Primary Leadership Course, Basic and Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Courses, Battle Staff Course, Battalion Training Management Course, Dining Facility Management Course, Food Service Management Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, First Sergeant Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Instructor Training Course, (ITC) Command SergeantAca,!a,,cs Major Course; SergeantAca,!a,,cs Major Course, Senior Leader Equal Opportunity Course, Senior NCO Safety Course, Command Sergeant Major Force Management Course and the National Defense University Command Senior Enlisted Keystone Course.
CSM TennantAca,!a,,cs Awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2nd OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2nd OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4th OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal (10th Award), National Defense Service Medal w/star; South West Asia Ribbon (3 bronze stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 bronze star), Iraq Campaign Medal (4 bronze stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 6), NATO Service Ribbon (1bronze star), Saudi Arabia Defense Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers Badge (Wheel), German Parachutist Badge, and the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin.
CSM Tennant is married to the former Stella Davis and they have two children Willie Jr. and Whitney.