By Summer BarkleyJuly 23, 2012
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Lt. Col. Stanley J. Sliwinski, Jr. assumed command of AFSBn-Kandahar,401st Army Field Support Brigade from Lt. Col. Garry B. Bush Jul. 16 in a ceremony at battalion headquarters presided over by Col. Michel M. Russell, Sr., 401st AFSB commander.
The AFSBn-KAF is one of two battalions under 401st AFSB headquartered in Afghanistan with commanders and personnel joining and leaving the unit as their individual assignments dictate.
Bush commanded the battalion of more than 5,400 Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and contractors for 14 months.
Col. Russell thanked Bush for his leadership and for compiling impressive statistics including retrograding more than four thousand pieces of equipment, issuing hundreds of pieces of equipment and completing "more than half a billion property book transactions."
He also commended Bush for improving force protection and life support conditions for battalion personnel.
In welcoming Sliwinski to the 401st, Russell said, "you are leading one of only two AMC battalions in a combat zone; and never forget the complexity, urgency and lethality of your decisions."
Bush's next assignment is to Army Sustainment Command.
The 401st AFSB's mission is to serve as the single entry point for integration and synchronization for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology between the tactical level and the Materiel Enterprise while enhancing unit readiness and improving combat capability; and provide field and sustainment level logistics for both U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan in accordance with Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan priorities and is accomplished by more than 54,000 Soldiers, Department of Army civilians and contractors at locations across the Afghanistan area of operations.