135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)

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135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Country United States
Allegiance Alabama Army National Guard
Branch U.S. Army
Role Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Reserve Center Birmingham, Alabama
Motto(s) Sustaining Freedom
Decorations Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Battle honours Operation Enduring Freedom
BG Cannon
Distinctive Unit Insignia 135SustainCmdDUI.jpg

The 135th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC) is an independent major command (MACOM) of the Alabama Army National Guard, and until 2014 was a subordinate unit of the 167th Theater Sustainment Command. It is one of two Expeditionary Sustainment Commands assigned to the National Guard, the other unit is the 184th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) assigned to the Mississippi Army National Guard.


The mission of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is to provide Command and Control of all assigned, attached, and operationally controlled units. The 135th ESC provides sustainment planning, guidance, and support to forces in an area of operation.[1]

Subordinate Units[edit]

  • 1200th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Ashland, AL
  • 731st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Tallassee, AL

Operation Enduring Freedom[edit]

The 135th ESC mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom from its home station in Birmingham, Alabama on 30 October 2009. Their mission in Afghanistan was to coordinate supply and logistics in the Afghan theater.[2] While in Afghanistan the unit will supply more than 200 forward operating bases, supply more than 1 million cases of bottled water per month and food for more than 210,00 meals per day. The command conducted pre-mobilization training at Ft. Hood, TX, in November and December 2009.[3] The 135th took command of Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan from the U.S. Army Reserve 143rd ESC in early December 2009.[4] The 135th ESC turned over control of Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan to the 184th ESC on 17 October 2010.[5]