• Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, and Stephen Lockridge, 405th Army Field Support Brigade deputy commander, confer at brigade headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Feb. 7. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public Affairs)

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general...

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, and Stephen Lockridge, 405th Army Field Support Brigade deputy commander, confer at brigade headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Feb. 7. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB...

  • Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, leads a meeting at 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Feb. 7, as ASC Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer listens in along with Joe Schulz (right), deputy director, Installation Logistics Directorate, ASC headquarters, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public Affairs)

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general...

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, leads a meeting at 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters, Kaiserslautern, Germany, Feb. 7, as ASC Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer listens in along with Joe Schulz (right), deputy...

  • Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, greets Col. Christopher Roscoe, 405th Army Field Support Brigade commander, and the brigade's Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje Feb. 8. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public Affairs)

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general...

    Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, greets Col. Christopher Roscoe, 405th Army Field Support Brigade commander, and the brigade's Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan Kroontje Feb. 8. (Photo by Steven Stanfill, 405th AFSB Public...

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The commanding general of Army Sustainment Command visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade as part of a multi-stop command tour of Europe, Feb. 4-8.

The visit was Brig. Gen. John Wharton's first to Europe since taking command of ASC in September 2012.

Wharton, who served in his previous assignment as the Army Materiel Command's chief of staff, stopped in both Germany and Italy, visiting the 405th AFSB, the European and African Command Logistics Agencies, U.S. Army Europe Headquarters, Installation Management Command-Europe (IMCOM-E), and the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

He received briefings and orientations on the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle support mission in Italy, the central European logistics and distribution center at Germersheim Army Depot in Germany, and the status and operations of the Directorate of Logistics mission, which was transferred from IMCOM-E to ASC and subsequently to the 405th AFSB in October 2012.

The 405th AFSB is one of seven ASC brigades situated around the world. All are now responsible for the DOL mission. ASC supports the U.S. and coalition forces around the world.

According to Col. Christopher Roscoe, 405th AFSB commander, Wharton was impressed with the state of the brigade and the overall level of AMC support in Europe and Africa.

"It is important for Brigadier General Wharton to see the inner workings and understand the details of the complex mission that the brigade performs daily," Roscoe said. "He was pleased with the theater sustainment logistics in Europe and the continuing support of AMC's Materiel Enterprise to Joint Forces in Europe and Africa."

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