SECKENHEIM, Germany-The 2/405th Army Field Support Brigade, Vilseck, Germany, has been recognized by the U.S. Army Quartermaster General as a Distinguished Unit of the Quartermaster Regiment.

"Congratulations and best wishes for your unit's continued success!" said Quartermaster General Brig. Gen. Jesse Cross in a letter to battalion Commander Lt. Col. Jordan Chroman.

"Your Soldiers are truly a tribute to our corps as they perpetuate the esprit de corps, camaraderie, tradition and history of our regiment."

The recognition is particularly significant as this is the first time that an AFSB unit has ever
been selected for the award.

"Being named a Distinguished Unit of the Quartermaster Regiment is another milestone in
validating what this tremendous team has accomplished during the past two years since we activated the battalion," said Chroman. "As one of the handful of units selected each year,
and as the first Army Field Support Battalion to be chosen, we feel very fortunate and consider
this a true honor."

In a message sent throughout the brigade, Col. Bobby Ray Pinkston, 405th AFSB commander, praised the organization on its accomplishment.

"The selection of the 2nd Battalion as the recipient of this award is a credit to the dedication,
commitment and professionalism of the unit," he said. "I commend them for their work and join
Brig. Gen. Cross in recognizing their success."

Chroman emphasized that he as a battalion commander was particularly honored by the recognition.

"This team has accomplished the unimaginable, has set the standard for Army sustainment
support in U.S. Army Europe, and has provided tremendous operational and logistical assistance,"
he said. "I couldn't be more proud of the unit's personnel and am thankful to the Quartermaster
Regiment for selecting us."

According to the Quartermaster Foundation Web site, the Distinguished Unit of the Quartermaster
Regiment Program has recognized units annually since 1993. Units are measured based
on their history, longevity, campaign and battle streamers and unit citations.

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