By Johnnie Frazier, 402nd AFSB Public Affairs May 17, 2013
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade was host to Lt. Gen. Peter Vangjel, Army inspector general, and Brig. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, Army Sustainment Command, in mid-April.
Accompanying Vangjel was Sgt. Maj. Rogelio Davidson and Wharton was Command Sgt. Maj. James Spencer.
Col. John Kuenzli, commander, 402nd AFSB, introduced the military and Army civilians that had gathered around the room to meet Vangjel and Wharton.
"Thank you all for what you do," said Vangjel. He presented a coin to four Soldiers from the Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait for their outstanding achievements.
Kuenzli then briefed the generals on the 402nd capabilities and achievements.
"We recognize the constrained environment and we are finding ways to be better stewards everywhere we can," said Kuenzli as he briefed on cost savings within the brigade.
Wharton presented the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal to three Soldiers. Two Army civilians were also recognized with a certificate and a pin for 35 years of government service and the Commander's Award for Civilian Service.
"It is a honor for me to come back to a place where I spent a lot of time at (as Army Materiel Command--Southwest Asia); to me it was the most rewarding mission that I've had," said Wharton.
The generals were then given a tour of the many warehouses and lots where Army Prepositioned Stock (APS)-5 equipment is stored.