​Brig. Gen. I. Neal Black
Brigadier General I. Neal Black
Commanding General
364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
 
Brig. Gen. Ivan Neal Black is the commanding general of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Marysville, Wash.
Brig. Gen. Black was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Utah State University in 1980. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Utah State, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.
Brig. Gen. Black’s assignments include Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha, Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Layton, Utah; Commander, Special Forces Operational Detachment-Bravo, Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Layton, Utah; Deputy Commander, 650th Area Support Group, Salt Lake City, Utah; Commander, 307th Quartermaster Battalion, Fort Carson, Colo., and Salt Lake City, Utah; Commander, 650th Area Support Group, Salt Lake City, Utah; Chief of Staff, 96th Regional Readiness Command, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Deputy Commanding General, 96th Regional Readiness Command, Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to assuming command of the 364th ESC, Brig. Gen. Black was Deputy Commander for Mobilization (IMA), Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
His overseas deployments include Shift Director, Dynamic Targeting, Headquarters, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan, and Director, Theater Liaison Element - Afghanistan, Special Operations Command Central, Kabul, Afghanistan.
 
Brig. Gen. Black is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course, the Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
 
Brig. Gen. Black’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with silver hourglass and ‘M’ device), the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Special Forces tab, and Royal Thai Army airborne wings.
 
Colonel Dwight D. Ortiz
Deputy Commanding Officer
364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Col. Dwight “Ike” Ortiz is the deputy commanding officer of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Marysville, Wash.
 
Col. Ortiz was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery through the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of California in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University, and a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College.
 
Col. Ortiz’s assignments include Company Commander, 3rd Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, S.C.; S-4, 164th Corps Support Group, Mesa, Ariz.; Joint Logistics Operations Officer, J-4, European Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Plans Officer, 164th CSG; Executive Officer, 418th Quartermaster Battalion, Tucson, Ariz.; Commander, 418th Quartermaster Battalion; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, 63rd Regional Readiness Command, Los Alamitos, Calif.; Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, 79th Sustainment Support Command, Los Alamitos, Calif.; and Chief of Staff, 79th SSC. Prior to assuming his current position, Col. Ortiz served as commander of the 653rd Regional Support Group, Mesa, Ariz.
 
His overseas deployments include Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia peacekeeping mission) and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Col. Ortiz is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, the Advanced Logistics Management Course, the Multifunctional Logistics Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.
 
Col. Ortiz’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with two and ‘M’ devices), the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with five oak leaf clusters), the National Defense Service Medal (with bronze service star), the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
 
Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Brashears
Command Sergeant Major
364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
 
Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas P. Brashears was assigned as the command sergeant major of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command on Feb. 1, 2014. A veteran of more than 30 years of service, he enlisted in the Army in 1983.
 
He has held a wide variety of assignments during his career, including Pay Clerk, Unit Clerk, Squad Leader, Senior Instructor, Course Manager, Opposing Forces Noncommissioned Officer, Observer/Controller, SIDPERS NCO, Platoon Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant, First Sergeant, Processing Sergeant Major, and Operations Sergeant Major. He has served as a command sergeant major at battalion and brigade level.
 
Command Sgt. Maj. Brashears is a graduate of the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course, First Sergeant Course, and the Sergeants Major Academy.
 
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon.
 
Command Sgt. Maj. Brashears and his wife, Julie, live in Huntington Beach, Calif. They have three sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

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