KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade headquarters Aug. 12 on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern and received a brigade operations and capabilities in-brief.
Army Maj. Gen. David Wilson also took the time during his visit to the brigade to present ASC commander’s coins for excellence to several 405th AFSB Soldiers and Civilian employees.
Awardees were: Jose Torres, Personnel and Administration; Venice Jones, Personnel and Administration; 1st Lt. Tyler Roylance, Support Operations; Maj. Patrick DeVera, Support Operations; Sgt. 1st Class Georgie Rodriguez, Plans and Operations; Natascha Lasky, Logistics Readiness Center Rheinland-Pfalz; Steffi Maerthesheimer, Base Support Operations Transportation; Maj. Cesar Liriano, Plans and Operations (not pictured here); and Sgt. First Class Roongnapa Pham, Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim (not pictured here).
This was the commanding general’s first battlefield circulation site visit overseas and his first to the U.S. Army Europe and Africa area of responsibility since taking command of ASC, July 19. The 405th AFSB was also his first AFSB he visited since becoming the ASC commanding general.
Recognizing excellence across ASC is one of the best parts of the job, stated Wilson in a Twitter post after his visit to the 405th AFSB.
“These awesome teammates help us ‘stay ready’ and allow us to project strategic capabilities,” Wilson stated on Twitter. “Appreciate the great visit to 405th AFSB. Next time I’m bringing the ASC (command sergeant major) with me.”
Prior to becoming the commanding general of ASC, Wilson served as the commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
Wilson was commissioned as a field artillery officer upon graduation from The Citadel in 1991. Upon selection for promotion to brigadier general, he served as the 40th Chief of Ordnance and Commandant of the U.S. Army Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Virginia.
He has deployed numerous times in support of both contingency and named operations such as Operation Restore/Continue Hope, Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Iraqi Freedom I, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and The Army Staff Identification Badges.
Wilson holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from The Citadel, a masters in General Administration from Central Michigan University and a masters in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
The 405th AFSB is assigned to ASC and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging U.S. Army Materiel Command’s materiel enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website and the official Facebook site.