593rd ESC

593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command


593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command deploys as early entry Mission Command headquarters in support of I Corps, attached and aligned forces; provides sustainment support to enable freedom of action in the Indo-Pacific AOR to win decisively in any environment.

Key Tasks:

1) Execute Mission Command of theater sustainment operations for joint forces, coalition forces and civil authorities

2) Support theater opening and execute JRSO

3) Provide sustainment plans, guidance, distribution management, materiel management, movement control and operational contract support integration in Joint AOR

4) Plan and coordinate Common User logistics and Title X support as directed

5) Provides trained and ready forces from JBLM in support of Unified Land Operations

6) Integrate Total force partners into support operations in support of I Corps efforts in "Setting the Theater"

End state: A globally responsive ESC capable of extending I Corps, and aligned forces operational reach, that is known & trusted, focused on providing operational sustainment across the Indo-Pacific AOR.

More 593rd ESC


  • Col. Kevin L. Cotman
    Col. Kevin L. Cotman
  • Command Sergeant Major Dawadrain D. Clark Sr.
    Command Sergeant Major Dawadrain D. Clark Sr.

593D SUSTAINMENT COMMAND Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

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A dark blue (old glory blue) rectangle arced at top and bottom 3 inches (7.02 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, in chief below an arc of five white stars is a white stylized outline of the summit of Mt. Rainier detailed dark blue and silver gray; in base three demi-spears, one erect superimposed by two saltirewise, all with buff shafts and scarlet spear points.


Red, white, and blue are our National colors, with red being emblematic of valor; white, purity of purpose; and blue, loyalty. Buff and scarlet are the traditional colors of Army Support. The stars commemorate the five campaigns the 593d participated in, namely World War II, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The massive Mount Rainier dominates the skyline in the Northwest and recalls the unit's heritage of being stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, for over 30 years. The spears overlap to form an "X" on an "I" that alludes to the Roman numeral "IX" or nine. Nine plus the three spears and five stars signify the number 593, the numeric designation of the Brigade. The three arrows represent combat readiness and the three core branches of logistics: Ordnance, Quartermaster, and Transportation, that the organization provides to the War-fighter.


The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 593d Sustainment Brigade effective 16 April 2008. It was redesignated effective 16 July 2013, for the 593d Sustainment Command with the symbolism revised. (TIOH Dwg. No. A-1-916)

593D SUSTAINMENT COMMAND Distinctive Unit Insignia

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A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a gold Philippine sunburst surmounted in base by a scarlet chevron all between an open wreath of green magnolia leaves, below a gold scroll inscribed in red letters "REST ASSURED."


The Philippine sunburst is used to represent the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and service in the Far East. The scarlet chevron symbolizes the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded the unit, while the chevron also suggests strong support. The supporting magnolia leaves represent Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, where the unit was originally activated, the magnolia tree being the state tree of Louisiana.


The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 593d General Support Group on 1 May 1969. It was redesignated effective 21 March 1973, for the 593d Support Group. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 April 2008, for the 593d Sustainment Brigade, with description and symbolism updated. The insignia was redesignated effective 16 July 2013, for the 593d Sustainment Command.