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Colonel Douglas A. LeVien III assumed command of the 7th Mission Support Command on 2 June 2020. The 7th MSC is the only forward stationed U.S. Army Reserve Command in Europe. The Command enables integration at the service, joint, and multinational levels in Europe and is capable of interfacing with NATO Allies and other partners. The Command executes mission command and regional support to all assigned, attached, or supported US Army Reserve forces for the Commander, US Army Europe and provides trained, ready units for mobilization and worldwide deployments. 

COL LeVien serves dual-hatted as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. The 21st TSC executes theater opening, distribution and sustainment operations, and enabling operations to set the European Command, and as directed, African Command Theater.

COL LeVien was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Xavier High School in New York City in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from La Salle University in 1994, Masters of Arts in International Relations from Webster University in 1998, National Security Strategist identifier from the United States Army Command and General Staff College in 2005, and Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy and Policy from the United States Naval War College in 2015, where he published three journal articles.

COL LeVien’s assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Delta Company, 702nd Main Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Uijongbu, South Korea; Shop Officer and Battalion S-1, 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Division Support Command Plans Officer, Commander of Echo Company, 703rd Main Support Battalion, Battalion S-3 for the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia; Ordnance Branch Captains Assignments Officer, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia; 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 10th Mountain Division Logistics Task Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Balad, Iraq; Joint Multi-national Logistics Officer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Joint Forces Command Brunssum, in the Netherlands with a deployment to the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan; the 593rd Special Troops Battalion Commander at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; served in the Joint Staff  J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell at the Pentagon, Washington D.C; Support Operations Officer for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan; and Commander of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. COL LeVien’s most recent assignment was serving as the XVIII Airborne Corps G4, where he deployed to Operation Inherent Resolve as the Kobane Landing Zone Syria Base Commander during the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, from September 2018 to May 2019.

COL LeVien’s awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (4 OLC), NATO Medal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands International Four Days Marches Ribbon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Badge and the British Parachutist Badge.

COL LeVien is married to Patty LeVien and they have two daughters, Patrina and Celina.