The mission of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command is to provide deployable expeditionary command and control capabilities for echelons above brigade logistics units. It provides theater logistics command and control for the theater commander, supporting an Army Forces (ARFOR) or Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) mission worldwide.
The 364th ESC has command and control of more than 40 Army Reserve units located in Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, comprising nearly 4,000 soldiers.
The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command was constituted in the U.S. Army Reserve on Dec. 26, 1965, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 364th General Support Group. It was activated Jan. 31, 1966 in New York, N.Y. The unit moved to Fort Totten, N.Y., in 1968 and was reorganized and re-designated March 1, 1972, as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 364th Support Group.
The 364th Support Group was inactivated Jan. 31, 1994, at Fort Totten, N.Y. As part of the 'Grow the Army' initiative, the unit was reconstituted as the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command on Dec. 4, 2007. The 364th ESC was activated at Fort Lawton, Wash., in September, 2009.
The 364th ESC's distinctive unit insignia was re-designated on Sept. 16, 2009, and amended to update the description and revise the symbolism. The DUI was originally approved for the 364th General Support Group in 1971, and renamed the 364th Support Group in June, 1972.
The description and symbolism of the design are as follows: the DUI is a gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches in height, consisting of a buff masoned background bearing a white scroll charged with three horizontal rows of black cipher squares arranged three, six and four squares in base, all between a scarlet scroll folded near each end and inscribed at the top “WE LIVE TO SUPPORT” in gold letters, surmounted overall in base and above the bottom row on the scroll a blue chevron.
The masoned wall represents the location of the original unit, Fort Totten, N.Y., named in honor of Brig. Gen. Joseph Gilbert Totten, a former Chief Engineer of the Army. The black cipher squares on the white scroll allude to one of the missions of the unit, to offer cryptological services. The arrangement of the cipher squares, three, six, and four, symbolizes the numerical designation of the unit. The blue chevron, the color suggested by the background of the state flag of New York, symbolizes the former group’s authority to provide command and control. Buff and scarlet are colors used by support units.
The 364th ESC was mobilized for active federal service on July 28, 2011, in support of Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. The command element of Task Force Rainier, the 364th ESC was based at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The command arrived in Kuwait on Sept. 16, 2011, and returned to the United States on July 15, 2012.
The 364th ESC is headquartered in Marysville, Wash.
For more information, contact the 364th ESC Public Affairs Office at (360) 403-2553, or via e-mail at email@example.com.