13th SC(E) leaders recognized during Belton Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee meeting
Story and Photo by Maj. Raul E. Marquez
13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs
BELTON, TX — Civic and business leaders from across Belton gathered at the La Quinta Hotel to discuss how to better support the military community at Fort Hood, March 2.
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark D. Joseph, senior enlisted advisor, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and Col. Lawrence Phelps, commander, 15th Sustainment Brigade, 13th SC(E), were also in attendance as representatives for the 13th SC(E), which the town of Belton sponsors. The event was organized by Jay Taggart, chairman, Belton Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee.
During the meeting, Dr. Jerry Bawcom, President of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a member of the committee, recognized and thanked both Phelps and Joseph for their support to the Belton community and UMHB.
“The Belton Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee has been a strong supporter of the Ft. Hood community and true friend of the 13th Sustainment Soldiers,” said Joseph.
“From adopting our units, to supporting our unit’s events, to donating toys for our Soldiers during the holidays, the support we receive from the Belton community is what makes our time here in Central Texas memorable,” said Joseph.
The committee’s agenda included the Adopt a Unit program at Fort Hood, the 4th Infantry Division’s redeployment flight receptions, 13th SC(E) events, construction of the Patriot Way Brick Walk Project on Belton’s Central Avenue, and other fund raiser events in support of the Association of the United States Army.
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark D. Joseph, senior enlisted advisor, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) receives a signed University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Football helmet from Dr. Jerry Bawcom, President of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Dr. Bawcom thanked Joseph and the 13th SC(E) command for their support to the Belton community and UMHB.