JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Lt. Col. Paul R. Fiscus assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade in a ceremony here July 8, presided by Col. Brian R. Haebig, the 402nd AFSB commander. Fiscus assumed command from Lt. Col. James S. Moore, who held command for one year.

Moore thanked Maj. Gen. Robert M. Radin, Army Sustainment Command commander and Haebig for, "having the trust and confidence in me and giving me the opportunity to command." Moore also thanked the battalion leadership, staff, Soldiers, civilians and contractors. "We have been down a challenging road this year," he said.

"We have a long list of dedicated military, DA (Department of the Army) civilians and contractors who have provided unwavering support to the Warfighters in this theater," he said.

Haebig said that by his count, Moore commanded the largest battalion in the United States Army and said that one of Moore's greatest qualities is his ability to visualize and plan for the future.

Haebig praised the "historical mark" Moore has made for the battalion and cited the recent battalion's recognition of the Distinguished Units of the Quartermaster Regiment presented by Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, the Quartermaster Center and School commanding general and the 50th Quartermaster General, just three weeks ago.

"It [the DUOR] is a legacy you and your team shall cherish for the rest of your life." Haebig said. "James, you've done well!" Haebig said Fiscus is a warrior who is experienced in training and combat; Fiscus last assignment was Army G-4 where he gained experience and understanding of sustainment logistics.

"And, most importantly, he understands what great capability the Army Materiel Command has as the beginning and end-all of the Materiel Enterprise," he said.