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(Top Left) Sgt. Maj. Michael Baldwin, former petroleum specialist and current motor transport operator, and sergeant major assigned to the 406th Army Field Support Bridgae, Fort Campbell, Kentucky serves as a multifunctional sustainment NCO. His was distinguished by his ability to excel in multiple roles, stemming from personal and professional experience, and combat operations. (Bottom Left) Command Sgt. Maj. Antonia Silva-Warren, motor transport operator and the command sergeant major of the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Bridgae Combat team, 101st Airborne Division serves as a multifunctional sustainment NCO. She was distinguished by his ability to excel in multiple roles, stemming from personal and professional experience, and combat operations. (Bottom Middle) Command Sgt. Maj. George Warren motor transport operator and command sergeant major of the 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell serves as a multifunctional sustainment NCO. He was distinguished by his ability to excel in multiple roles, stemming from personal and professional experience, and combat operations. (Bottom Right) Sgt. Maj. Larry Dunaway, a motor transport operator, 88 CMF Branch Sergeant Major at U.S. Army Human Resources Command and upcoming command sergeant major for a brigade support battalion on Fort Campbell serves as a multifunctional sustainment NCO. He was distinguished by his ability to excel in multiple roles, stemming from personal and professional experience, and combat operations.

Unlike the specialized roles of the past, multifunctional NCOs are trained to operate across different functions, seamlessly transitioning between tasks as per the demands of the mission. (Photos By Sgt. Maj. Shelia Fourman)

Multifunctional Sustainment NCOs serve in key positions

By Maj. Shelia Fourman, U.S. Army Materiel Command

February 21, 2024

In modern military operations, adaptability and versatility have become paramount qualities for effective leadership. One significant development in this regard is the emergence of multifunctional sustainment noncommissioned officers, who play diverse roles across various domains within the Army. This paradigm shift signifies a distinctive move towards a more agile and flexible NCO cohort.

Multifunctional NCOs are distinguished by their ability to excel in multiple roles, stemming from personal and professional experience, and combat operations. Unlike the specialized roles of the past, these NCOs are trained to operate across different functions, seamlessly transitioning between tasks as per the demands of the mission.

Soldiers assigned to the 5th Transportation Company participate in an activation ceremony on Feb. 8th at the Armys dock facility in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo By Brain Lamar)

Soldiers assigned to the 5th Transportation Company participate in an activation ceremony on Feb. 8th at the Armys dock facility in Yokohama, Japan. (Photo By Brain Lamar)

5th Transportation Company activates in Yokohama

By Brain Lamar, 10th Support Group

February 14, 2024

The earliest days of the Army’s use of watercraft can be linked to Gen. George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River during the Revolutionary War.

In the latest evolution of the U.S. Army’s Watercraft System, the 5th Transportation Company, a Pacific area of operations element of AWS, was reactivated during an activation ceremony on Feb. 8th at the Army’s dock facility in Yokohama, Japan.

(Left) Ben Waller, a transportation specialist, S-3 Africa Team Lead, 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command), is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Senior Civilian Category. (Right) Sgt. Daniel J. Cruz, a movement supervisor, 839th Transportation Battalion, 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command), is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Noncommissioned Officer Category. (Photos By Alain M. Polynice)

(Left) Ben Waller, a transportation specialist, S-3 Africa Team Lead, 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command), is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Senior Civilian Category. (Right) Sgt. Daniel J. Cruz, a movement supervisor, 839th Transportation Battalion, 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command), is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Noncommissioned Officer Category. (Photos By Alain M. Polynice)

598th Transportation Brigade members recognized for safety excellence

By Alain M. Polynice, 598th Transportation Brigade

February 15, 2024

SEMBACH, Germany — Workforce safety efforts continue to be a priority for military and civilian members of the 598th Transportation Brigade (Surface Deployment and Distribution Command). Those efforts were recently recognized with two U.S. Army Materiel Command Excellence in Safety Awards.

The U.S. Army Materiel Command announced the winners of the fiscal year 2023 AMC safety awards January 2024. Among the winners were two members of the 598th Transportation Brigade:
· Ben Waller, transportation specialist, S-3 Africa Team Lead, Headquarters, 598th Transportation Brigade, is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Senior Civilian Category.
· Sgt. Daniel J. Cruz, movement supervisor, 839th Transportation Battalion, 598th Transportation Brigade, is awarded the Army Material Command Individual Award for Excellence in Safety - Noncommissioned Officer Category.

Photo By Cameron Porter | Army Sgt. 1st Class Belloc Anim, the commander’s responsible officer accountable for over $2.5 billion worth of Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 at the Dülmen APS-2 worksite, and his team check the serial number on a trailer during a 100 percent inventory at the site, Feb. 13. The 47-year-old Soldier who was born and raised in Ghana but moved to the U.S. at age 28 said the assignment at Dülmen is like no other in the Army. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

Photo By Cameron Porter | Army Sgt. 1st Class Belloc Anim, the commander’s responsible officer accountable for over $2.5 billion worth of Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 at the Dülmen APS-2 worksite, and his team check the serial number on a trailer during a 100 percent inventory at the site, Feb. 13. The 47-year-old Soldier who was born and raised in Ghana but moved to the U.S. at age 28 said the assignment at Dülmen is like no other in the Army. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

$2.5 billion worth of APS-2 equipment at Dülmen huge responsibility for senior NCO

By Cameron Porter, 405th Army Field Support Brigade - Europe & Africa

February 13, 2024

DÜLMEN, Germany - When Sgt. 1st Class Belloc Anim was assigned to the White House Communications Agency in Washington, D.C., he was the property book senior noncommissioned officer in charge of $350 million worth of communications equipment. Now, at the Dülmen Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 worksite, the total value of the property he’s responsible for is over $2.5 billion.

The native of Ghana, who moved to Virginia when he was 28 years old, joined the Army at the age of 34. He’ll have 14 years of service in July, and he’s currently serving as the commander’s responsible officer at the Dülmen APS-2 site. At the site, Anim is accountable for 46 separate unit equipment sets, more widely known as UICs.