By April Scott, ASC Public AffairsJuly 18, 2018
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- LOGCAP Support Brigade, U.S. Army Reserve Sustainment Command, held dual change in leadership ceremonies here, July 13, Building 390, G-1 conference room.
The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, better known as LOGCAP, is administered by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, headquartered at RIA. ASC's mission is to integrate and synchronize the delivery of logistical capabilities and enablers at the operational and tactical points of need around the world.
Col. Stephen Smith, deputy commander, U.S. Army Reserve Sustainment Command, headquartered at Birmingham, Alabama, represented Brig. Gen. David Ling, ARSC commanding general, during the change of command and change of responsibility ceremonies.
Lt. Col. Leonard Sloat, acting commander, relinquished command of the LSB to Col. Garrett Kolo. Kolo recently served with the Joint Staff as part of J-35 Future Plans.
J-35 Future Plans, a Department of Defense organization, provides decision-making, planning and strategies to support crisis action and combat violent extremist organizations. It is located in Tampa, Florida.
As a civilian, he is a program manager with Fairfield Manufacturing, Inc. in Lafayette, Indiana, and a licensed professional engineer.
"My priorities, as far as the LSB, are to fill us with trained, technically competent Soldiers," said Kolo.
In the change of responsibility ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Arndt took over from Master Sgt. Joseph Lightner. Previously, Arndt was assigned to the 497th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Eastern Europe.
Arndt is currently employed with Richmond Community Schools in Richmond, Indiana, as an elementary music specialist.
"I look forward to this challenge and I challenge each of you to set an example through your actions. I challenge you to never compromise and keep the standard. Train well and keep safety always in line. Be accountable for your actions and makes others accountable for theirs," said Arndt.
Lightner will return as the senior enlisted advisor for the 3rd Logistic Support Battalion in Birmingham and thanked his fellow leaders for the opportunity.
"It's not often that a master sergeant gets the opportunity to take charge of the brigade," he said.
Sloat will return as deputy commander of the LSB and Lightner will return to the 3rd LOGCAP Support Battalion.
"Colonel Kolo, you are joining an amazing team at LSB, because we are the only unit of our type in the Army. We are small, but we do a tremendous amount," said Sloat.
LSB is the only unit of its kind in the Joint Force. It consists of a headquarters and five regionally aligned LSB Support Battalions.