By Susanne Kappler, Fort Jackson LeaderJuly 24, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (July 24, 2014) -- The Soldier Support Institute's Training Support Battalion cased its colors during a ceremony July 22 at the Solomon Center.
Brig. Gen. Paul Chamberlain, the SSI commanding general, highlighted the accomplishments of the Soldiers and civilians who served the battalion during its almost 20-year existence on Fort Jackson.
"Even though today is a sad day, it's also very special and memorable," Chamberlain said. "It's sad because we're about to close a chapter in the history of the Training Support Battalion. Yet, it's special, too because we come together as an institute and a post to celebrate the accomplishments and the job well-done by the men and women of the TSB."
The battalion's mission was to provide command and control; training; and administrative and logistic support for permanent party Soldiers, students and reclassification Soldiers assigned to the SSI. The battalion also provided general staff and brigade-level staff support for personnel, security, logistical, training and administrative functions within the SSI.
The TSB was activated Oct. 1, 1994 after the SSI relocated to Fort Jackson from Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. Throughout its history, the battalion has supported more than 200,000 Soldiers.
The Army's transition toward a university model approach for training led to a restructuring of the SSI's organization, which resulted in the TSB's inactivation. The mission formerly carried out by the unit will be absorbed by the 369th Adjutant General Battalion.