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553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

"GUNSLINGERS"

HISTORY

The 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion was constituted on February 23, 1943 in the United States Army as the 553rd Quartermaster Service Battalion and was activated June 25, 1943 at Camp Ellis, Illinois.

The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 553rd Quartermaster Service Battalion was inactivated on November 11, 1945 at Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming. The HHD, 553rd QSB was redesignated on January 10, 1967 as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Supply and Services Battalion, and it was allotted to the Regular Army where it was activated March 01, 1967 at Fort Hood, Texas.

The HHC, 553rd SSB was then reorganized and redesignated September 16, 1982 as HHD, 553rd SSB. On October 16, 1993 the unit was again reorganized and redesignated as HHD, 553rd Corps Support Battalion.

Most recently, the battalion was redesignated on October 01, 2006 as HHC, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

The 553rd CSSB has a rich history, and it has been involved in campaigns worldwide. During World War II, our Soldiers deployed to: Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe.

Our Soldiers supported Joint Task Force 160 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the unit supported humanitarian efforts in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.

In Southwest Asia, our Soldiers participated in: the Defense of Saudi Arabia, the Liberation and Defense of Kuwait, and Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Our unit decorations include the Army's Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Southwest Asia Streamer.

 

DUTY FIRST!

Commander

"Your sacrifices, and those of your family, epitomize the true spirit of selfless service. I am grateful for all you do each and every day."

 

Kenneth W. Letcher


SERGEANT MAJOR

"Taking care of Soldiers is more than giving them time off its ensuring their equipment is properly maintained and accounted for. Also it’s ensuring Soldiers are properly trained to do what the Country has called us to do."

 

CSM Jill L. Crosby