U.S. Army Reserve



The 79th Theater Sustainment Command provides trained and ready logistics units for worldwide operations and deployment. The 79th TSC’s operational designation in Sept. 16, 2017 makes it the newest of the Army’s Theater Sustainment Commands and one of only two in America's Army Reserve, with units that span locations dispersed across 19 states, all west of the Mississippi River.

Activated in 2009 as the 79th Theater Sustainment Command, its specialized capabilities support both Defense Support of Civil Authorities and early entry/set-the-theater requirements.

As the operational command posts of a TSC, Theater Sustainment Commands plan, coordinate, synchronize, monitor, and control operational-level sustainment for Army Service Component Commands, joint task forces, joint forces commands, and multinational forces throughout the world.

The 79th traces its lineage back to the 79th Infantry Division, activated in August 1917.

The 79th fought in the Meuse-Argonne campaign during the closing months of World War I, earning the nickname “Cross of Lorraine” for its defense of France. After inactivating in June 1919, the 79th was re-activated in June 1942; two years before reporting to the Port of Embarkation at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts in April 1944. Three months later the unit disembarked on Utah Beach, Normandy, June 12-14.

Following stiff enemy opposition during multiple campaigns of World War II, where three Soldiers from the division were awarded the Medal of Honor, the 79th went on to become an occupation force in the Dortmund, Sudetenland, and Bavarian areas successively.

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79th Theater Sustainment Command Leaders

Major General Mark W. Palzer
Commanding General

Command Sgt. Maj. John K. Zimmerman
79th SSC Command Sergeant Major

• Over the Shore Logistics Delivery
• Bulk Water and Petroleum Management
• Land transportation delivery and management
• Logistic Mission Command for all levels within a theater of operation
• Water purification
In The News
June 12, 2018 - One of the unique ways a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier can make a difference after returning from their initial entry training is as a hometown recruiter. Spc. Alexis Chacon, a human resources specialist with the 77th Quartermaster Group, headquartered here, was excited to assist in her hometown of El Paso, TX.
June 11, 2018 - Soldiers from the 250th Transportation Company out of South El Monte, California, took part in the second leg of Exercise Nationwide Move May 1-June 4, 2018, transporting needed equipment from California to Wainwright, Canada, in support of Maple Resolve 2018.
June 4, 2018 - The 650th Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit out of Sloan, Nev., expeditiously deployed and redeployed 71 Soldiers in support of Exercise Maple Resolve 18-01 to Canadian Forces Base, Wainwright, Alberta, Canada, April 26 through May 31, 2018.
May 16, 2018 - Soldiers from the 89th Sustainment Brigade from Kansas City, Mo., and their subordinate units – the 329th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, from Parsons, Kansas, the 314th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from Las Vegas, Nevada, and the 653rd Regional Support Group out of Phoenix — traveled to Germany, where the exercise took place for the first time. They participated in an assessment of how the Army and its allies would operate together in a future fight.
May 9, 2018 - Two nationally recognized credentials are available free of charge to Soldiers holding select quartermaster military occupational specialties. The Certified Logistics Associate and Certified Logistics Technician documents can be earned by enlisted 92A automated logistical specialists and 92Y unit supply specialists, as well as warrant officer 920A supply systems technicians and 920B property accounting technicians.

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