Brigadier General Vincent E. Buggs
Commanding General, 364th ESC (Photo by MAJ Maryjane Porter)
Brigadier General (BG) Vincent E. Buggs, a native of Bossier City, Louisiana, assumed command of the 364th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Marysville, Washington, on July 1, 2018.
BG Buggs, a graduate of Zweibrucken American High School in Germany, was commissioned as a second lieutenant from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, in 1990. His military education includes the Quartermaster Basic Course. Advance courses; Infantry Phase One and Quartermaster advance courses; Multifunctional Reserve course, Support Operations course, Joint Logistics course, Multinational Logistics course, Action Officer Development course, Maintenance Supervisor course and the Management Development course. He is a graduate of the Intermediate-Level Education Course, Logistics Executive Development Course, and Advance Operations Warfighter Course. He currently holds a BA in History/minor in German from Georgia Southern, a Master's Degree in Global History from American Military University, Master degree in Strategic Studies from Air University, Joint, Air, Sea and Land (JLAS) Graduate and the Defense Strategy Course Graduate.
As a first lieutenant, he was assigned as a supply officer with the 21st Theater Support Command and later as a platoon leader with the 988th Repair Parts Company. He then became a Company Commander of the 998th Quartermaster Company while serving as the Supply and Service Officer of 213th Support and Service Battalion. He then transferred to the 460th Chemical Brigade to become the Material Management Officer. He was selected to the 9th Theater Support Command as the Special Troops Battalion Executive Officer. He was cross -leveled to the 326th Area Support Group as the Supply and Service Officer in support of the Marine Corps at Al Asad, Iraq. Upon his return he then became the Plans officer for the 165th Quartermaster Group and later Executive Officer of 9th Logistics Detachment where he deployed to Iraq for a second tour of duty. While in Iraqi he served as the Coalition Planner for Multinational Corp CJ4. He left that position to become the Equipment Management Branch Chief of United States Army Reserve Command. His next assignment was Deputy Commander of the 7th Warrior Training BDE, and BN Commander 1st BN Grafenwoehr, Germany. BG Buggs has served as a United States Central Command Joint Planner, 79th Theater Sustainment Command Support Operations Chief and CENTCOM LNO to AFRICOM and EUCOM.
Among his awards and decorations include the, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with oak-leaf clusters, and Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf clusters, Combat Action Badge, Marine Corps Achievement Medal, El Salvadoran Star for Distinguish Service Medal, Polish Armed Forces Medal (Bronze), Joint Military Unit Award and German Sports Badge
BG Buggs is married to Cheryl, they have 5 five Daughters Lauren Pugh, Cecelia Burns, Peyton Powers, Jazmine Buggs, Victoria Buggs and grandchildren.