593d ESC Welcome Letter

By 593rd ESC Command TeamOctober 25, 2023

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Dear Incoming Soldier,

Congratulations on your assignment to the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC). You and your family will find a dynamic environment that is both professionally and personally rewarding. We look forward to you joining the team and to all we will accomplish as a team while you serve here at JBLM.

Our command consists of the 62nd Medical Brigade, 13th CSSB, 53rd MCB, and HQ of 593d ESC. Our Soldiers serve in 79 MOSs are prepared to deploy worldwide to provide mission command, sustainment, and heath service support to joint and coalition forces and civil authorities. We also provide daily support to I Corps and other JBLM tenant units.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, JBLM provides endless opportunities for sight-seeing, hiking, water recreation, and more. The base is approximately 45 minutes from Seattle, an hour from the Cascade Mountains, and just a few miles from the Puget Sound. We live in and serve in a prime location that is full of great opportunities for outdoors and off-duty activities. CSM Clark and I, will do our best to ensure predictability and balance in all training in order to provide stability and quality of life for all service members.

The 593d ESC resources page has information that will be helpful to you and your family during your transition to JBLM. The 593d ESC resources page shows the various units' task-organized under us. The page can be found at https://www.army.mil/593rdesc#org-resources

I encourage you to contact your sponsor to address any questions or concerns you may have about your upcoming assignment. If you encounter any issues finding your sponsor, or communicating with him or her, please call the ESC Staff Duty Desk at 253-966-1892.

Again, welcome to the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command. We are glad to have you join the team.

"Rest Assured“

Kevin L. Cotman
Colonel, USA

Dawadrain D. Clark
Command Sergeant Major

593d ESC Lineage & Honors

Constituted 7 August 1944 as the 135th Engineer Base Depot Brigade for service in World War.

Inactivated on the Islands of Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines 20 May 1946.

Reactivated as the 593d Engineer Base Depot Guam on 16 December 1948. Following a series of reactivations and redefinitions, it participated in 14 campaigns. In Vietnam from 1966-1972 as the 593rd General Supply Brigade. There, 593rd earned its second Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.

Inactivated In April 1972, it was again activated on 21 March 1973 as the 593d Area Support Brigade at Fort Lewis.

On 31 August 1990, the 593rd Area Support Brigade deployed to Saudi Arabia for participation in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Desert Farewell. In addition, 593rd deployed on 24 December 1992, to Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.

Various unit re-designations occurred between 1993 and 2006, with the unit transforming into the 593rd Sustainment Brigade in Al Asad, Iraq on 1 May 2007..

On 12 June 2012, the 593d SB deployed to Afghanistan as the headquarters of the CENTCOM Materiel Recovery Element.

Upon redeployment to JBLM, 593d SB transformed into the 593d Expeditionary Sustainment Command on 16 July 2013.

Major Deployments

  • January 1966-1972, Various Campaigns, Vietnam
  • August 1990, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Desert Farewell, Saudi Arabia
  • December 1992, Operation Restore Hope, Somalia
  • November 1998, Joint Humanitarian Mission, El Salvador
  • January 2004, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • June 2006, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • May 2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
  • June 2012, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Task Organization

593d HHC

62nd Medical Brigade

13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

53rd Movement Control Battalion

62nd Medical Brigade Lineage & Honors

On 15 September 1943, the battalion was recognized and re­-designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 62nd Medical Battalion.

It was then reorganized and re­-designated 8 October 1957 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 62nd Medical Group in Bad Kreuznach, Federal Republic of Germany. HHD 62nd Medical Group had a Unit Personnel Change of Station to Fort Lewis, Washington, where it has been stationed at the present.

13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Lineage & Honors

The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment was constituted on 13 January 1941 in the Regular Army as part of the 60th Quartermaster Battalion (laundry) and activated on 25 May 1942 at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana.

On 17 October 2006, the HHD, 13th CSB reflagged as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and attached to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade.

In October 2011 the unit relocated from Fort Benning, Georgia, to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

53rd Movement Control Battalion Lineage & Honors

The 53rd Transportation Battalion was first constituted 28 May 1943, as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 53rd Quartermaster Truck Battalion, and was activated in North Africa, 22 June 1943.

Through its numerous deployments, activations, and deactivations, to date, the battalion has onward moved more than 80,000 troops and 30,000 pieces of cargo and equipment into the theater.

The unit officially relocated from Fort Eustis, Virginia, to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in November 2021 and was activated here on 3 December 2021.