By U.S. ArmyJanuary 3, 2019
FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers from the 620th Movement Control Team, 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade participated in a colors casing ceremony here on Jan. 2, 2019, signifying the unit's departure to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
As part of Army tradition, a unit's colors are furled and placed in a canvas cover when departing home station and uncased upon arrival to the deployed location when a transfer of authority is complete.
While deployed, the 620th Movement Control Team will operate out of four different locations in two countries within the CENTCOM area of responsibility and oversee the in-transit visibility of personnel, units, equipment, and supplies.
"We built an aggressive training plan that placed emphasis on the deployment order mission set and found every available training opportunity that would secure success for 620th's mission," said Capt. Donald L. McCollough, commander of the 620th Movement Control Team.
Following the official announcement of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria as the campaign ISIS shifts to the next phase, the 620th's operational capabilities will be in high demand.
"Over the next four months, this team will be directly involved in the retrograde of all equipment out of Syria ensuring 100 percent in-transit visibility during all phases," said McCollough.
The Soldiers of the 620th have proved to be ready for this challenge by continuing to provide movement control support for 10th Mountain Division while simultaneously preparing for their deployment.
"I am a firm believer that the sun never sets on the 10th Mountain Division, and today that tradition is carried on by the Soldiers standing in front of you," said Lt. Col. Anthony L. Wilson, commander of the 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, in his remarks during the ceremony.
"As we head into 2019, the nation has called on the 620th MCT and, I'm fully convinced that you will answer the call," said Wilson.
The 548th CSSB deploys worldwide and provides multifunctional sustainment to forces throughout the depth of an assigned area of operations to enable supported commanders to fight and win.