• Vehicles line the staging area as preparations are made to depart the Convoy Support Center on Contingency Operation Base Adder, Iraq, July 20. The Soldiers of the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, assumed responsibility of the Convoy Support Center as the base prepares to close at the end of the year. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Angiene L. Myers)

    4th STB assumes responsibility of new mission

    Vehicles line the staging area as preparations are made to depart the Convoy Support Center on Contingency Operation Base Adder, Iraq, July 20. The Soldiers of the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment...

  • Construction work continues on living area-17 in preparation for service members that will enter Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, through the Convoy Support Center July 20. The Soldiers of the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, assumed responsibility of the Convoy Support Center as base closure draws near. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Angiene L. Myers)

    4th STB assumes responsibility of new mission

    Construction work continues on living area-17 in preparation for service members that will enter Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, through the Convoy Support Center July 20. The Soldiers of the 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment...

It's such a crucial role and it's something we are well suited to organize and really make that capability come to pass for Iraq, he said.
As the unit pushes forward, the battalion's leadership said they are certain the right people are in place to take charge and get the mission done.
"The Soldiers are ready for the task," said Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Coleman, the senior enlisted leader for 4th STB, and a Beaumont, Texas, native. "They are good at anything they're asked to do. They are good at analyzing the mission, doing the preparation and getting Soldiers and equipment prepared."
With eyes on the road that lies ahead, there are no doubts that the Soldiers in this battalion will accomplish their task as the base closure draws near.
"They selected the right unit to see to this mission," said Coleman. "We weren't postured to do the garrison command mission but we took command and did it well. The STB Soldiers are very flexible and resilient. They answer the call when they are called on to do something."
Coleman warns though that there will be some hard times ahead and Soldiers will be subjected to some new experiences as they work towards a successful mission conclusion at the end of the year.
"Be prepared for a fast pace and some long hours," he said. "You will be asked to do some things that you might not have been trained to do throughout your career, but will be asked to do it to accomplish the mission."

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