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Combined Arms Support Command Shoulder Sleeve Insignia/Patch

The U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), a subordinate command of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), is located at Fort Lee, Virginia. It is also called the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE).

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Mission

CASCOM provides Training and Leader Development, and develops concepts, doctrine, organizations, life-long learning, and materiel solutions, to provide Sustainment in support of a campaign quality Army with joint and expeditionary capabilities.

History

The Combined Arms Support Command was established on October 2, 1990, when the U.S. Army Logistics Center (LOGC) at Fort Lee, Virginia merged with the U.S. Army Soldier Support Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. From 1973 to 1990 the U.S. Army Logistics Center was responsible for the development of logistics concepts and doctrine, the design of management systems, the control of management characteristics as they affected logistical support, the organization of logistics units, the career development of logistics personnel, and the conduct of logistics exercises and command post exercises.

On October 10, 1994, CASCOM was reorganized. The combat developments, doctrinal concepts, evaluation and standardization, and training developments functions at the Quartermaster, Ordnance and Transportation branch schools were centralized at CASCOM headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. The school brigades at these branch schools were now focused on branch-specific instruction.

In 2005, CASCOM underwent a realignment of the headquarters staff to meet new logistical requirements. Functions relating to training development came under the newly created Deputy Commander for Training. Materiel, force design and doctrine were consolidated under the Deputy Commander for Futures.

The 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) recommended the creation a Combat Service Support Center (consolidation of the Ordnance, Quartermaster, Transportation Centers and Schools) at Fort Lee. Under this BRAC the Transportation Center and School moves from Fort Eustis, Virginia, the Ordnance Center and School from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the Missile and Munitions Center from Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

As a result of this BRAC action CASCOM has taken on the additional title of the "Sustainment Center of Excellence" which included construction of a new headquarters building as well as major ongoing construction projects in support of bringing the Ordnance and Transportation Schools to Fort Lee. As part of the creation of the SCoE, the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) has become the Army Logistics University (ALU) where professional development training will take place for logistics officers, warrant officers, non-commissioned officers and civilians.

Subordinate Commands

  • U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School
  • U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School
  • U.S. Army Transportation Center and School
  • U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute
    • U.S. Army Adjutant General School
    • U.S. Army Financial Management School
    • U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School
  • U.S. Army Logistics University

Commanders

  • 1992-1994 Lieutenant General Samuel N. Wakefield
  • 1996-1997 Major General Robert K. Guest
  • 1997-1999 Major General Daniel G. Brown
  • 1999-2002 Lieutenant General Billy K. Solomon
  • 2002-2004 Major General Terry E. Juskowiak
  • 2005-2008 Major General Mitchell H. Stevenson
  • 2008-Present Major General James E. Chambers

Insignia

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia. Description: On a white lozenge shape 2 1/4 inches (5.72cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62cm) in height, edged with a 1/8 inch (.32cm) scarlet border, a quatrefoil of four blue discs each edged with a dark blue ring surmounted at center with one of the like, overall a four-pointed white star.

  • Symbolism: The five major elements of logistics (maintenance, supply, transportation, facilities and services) are represented by the discs. The four-pointed star alludes to the points of the compass, symbolizing global logistics application. Blue represents constancy and devotion; red stands for combat and courage. White stands for integrity and, with blue and red, represents the United States.
  • Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 13 Jun 1991.
Combined Arms Support Command Distinctive Unit Insignia

Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86cm) in height overall, on a white disc bordered by a gold ring, a stylized blue five-pointed star overlaid at the tips by the gold ring between, at top, a gold corona of six rays, and below a red scroll inscribed "SUPPORT STARTS HERE" in gold letters.

  • Symbolism: The star represents new unit bringing together diverse elements, combining their functions and activities under one authority. It also represents the United States of America. The ring stands for unity and cooperation, the corona denotes achievement and future growth. Blue represents constancy and devotion; red stands for combat and courage. White stands for integrity and, with blue and red, represents the United States. Gold signifies excellence.
  • Background: The distinctive unit insignia was approved 15 Mar 1991.
Combined Arms Support Command Flag

Flag

The flag for the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee is National flag blue with yellow fringe. The shoulder sleeve insignia is centered on the flag (TIOH drawing 5-1-307).

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