13th Armored Corps Sustainment Command Unit Patch
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FORT KNOX, Ky. -- 13th Armored Corps Sustainment Command deployed from Fort Cavazos, Texas as a pre-planned regular rotation of forces in support of 1st TSC, U.S. Army Central, and U.S. Central Command throughout the middle east.

13th ACSC will replace 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command as the 1st TSC’s operational command post, which is trained to be flexible, scalable, and tailorable by design. The rotational ESC or ACSC is the 1st TSC’s permanent forward deployed presence, combined with rotational augmentation from 1st TSC’s Main Command Post at Fort Knox, KY. These two rotational elements combine to form what is known as the 1st TSC OCP. The OCP is responsible for executing routine sustainment mission command across the USCENTCOM theater in coordination with the 1st TSC MCP.

13th ACSC was built for this type of mission with a long history of serving in the middle east since the global war on terror. 13th ACSC most recently deployed to the USCENTCOM area of responsibility in 2014, where they supported Operations Inherent Resolve, Freedom Sentinel, and Spartan Shield by providing logistics and sustainment support oversight to the Multinational Forces and Observer mission - Task Force Sinai and worked in cooperation with Combined Joint Interagency Task Force - Syria to provide support to moderate Syrian opposition forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The 143rd ESC and 13th ACSC will plan a formal Transfer of Authority Ceremony to commemorate a long-standing U.S. military tradition that marks the official passing of the torch from the outgoing unit to the incoming one.

1st Theater Sustainment Command is America’s only permanently deployed Sustainment Command in the Middle East that works alongside host nation allies and regional security partners to provide Army, Joint, and multinational sustainment solutions in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to deliver predictive and precise joint logistics, human resources, finance, health service support, and contracting capabilities to set and sustain the theater for multi-domain operations in competition or crisis.