4Ansbach / Illesheim/ Katterbach UNIT LOCATIONSBaumholderHQ, 16th SBHHC, 16th STB51st TC (RD)HHD, 106th FMSU240th QMSC317th SMC504th BSC515th TC720th EODAnsbach / Illesheim/ KatterbachB DET, 106th FMCo.VicenzaC DET 106th FMCo.GrafenwohrA DET, 106th FMSULTC Zilhaver slideYellow box to denote the transformationKaiserslauternD DET, 106th FMSU
5Unit History CSM Brown slide The 16th Special Troops Battalion and the 16th Sustainment Brigade inherited the lineage and honors from the 16th Corps Support Group. The 16th Corps Support Group was constituted 29 October 1965 into the Regular Army and was activated 10 December 1965 in the Dominican Republic. On 15 October 1968, the unit was inactivated at Fort Benning, Georgia and redesignated 16 September 1987 in Germany where it exists to this present day.In March of 2003, the 16th CSG and its battalions deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where it provided logistical support to include direct support maintenance, transportation, and supply support to all units in the theater. In additions to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 16th CSG has also participated in operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Kosovo.In January of 2007, the 16th CSG Lineage and Honors were redesignated to be transferred to the 16th Sustainment Brigade. Upon activation, the 16th STB provided command and control to the HHC, B. CO (a Joint Nodal Network (JNN)) Company, and the 106th Financial Management Company. Within the first year, the STB prepared itself for deployment, stood up a Logistics Task Force, and assumed command and control of the 38th Human Resources Company and the 208th Financial Management Company.These units were stationed on over 15 installations throughout Germany and Italy and equated to 20 separately deployable units. The 16th STB completed a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom It was the unit’s first deployment as the only Sustainment Brigade in USAREUR. The STB was the Command and Control Element to HHC, B.CO, Logistics Task Force-Alpha, a Human Resource Company which included Postal, Casualty Liaison, R5 Support, and a Financial Management Company. These units were dispersed throughout MND-North, supporting Soldiers and civilians in a footprint the size of Pennsylvania.Today, the 16th Special Troops Battalion has Soldiers located on four different installations across Germany and Italy. The BDE returned from deployment ISO OEF in summer 2013, and the STB will complete its move from Bamberg to Baumholder ISO of the Army’s Transformation in late 2013.CSM Brown slideIncreased the last paragraph to emphasize the current history we are working through now.
6Distinctive Unit Insignia Description: A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches 2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a blue five bastioned fort one point up bearing a buff chevron throughout, all encircled by a red scroll inscribed “LOGISTICS” at top and “THE KEY TO WIN” at bottom in gold letters. Symbolism: The colors buff and scarlet are traditionally associated with Support units. The fort symbolizes a strong defense and military preparedness. Its multi-faceted sides allude to the organizations various components and commitments. The chevron is a traditional symbol of strength and support. Blue connotes perseverance, strength, and loyalty to the military’s mission.Background: The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 16th Support Group on 14 April 1988. It was redesignated effective 16 July 2007, for the 16th Sustainment Brigade, with the description updated. CSM Brown slide
7Shoulder Sleeve Insignia Description: On a buff vertical rectangular embroidered device, arched convexly at top and bottom, a red wedge-shape issuing from the bottom to the middle of the device, below a blue chevron embattled on the top, overall a diagonally crossed white battle-ax, blade up and pointing out and a key, ward up and pointing out; all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border. Overall dimensions are 2 1/16 inches (5.24 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height. Symbolism: Scarlet and buff are the colors traditionally associated with Sustainment units. The red wedge symbolizes support. The embattled chevron, illustrating the merlons and crenels of a castle, alludes to strong defense. The crossed battle-ax and key denote joint effort to provide warrior and logistical skills on the battlefield. Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved effective 16 July 2007. CSM Brown slide
816th STB Command Team STB Mission LTC Cody Zilhaver16th Special Troops BattalionCommander(Scout 6)CSM Jackie Brown16th Special Troops BattalionCommand Sergeant Major(Scout 7)LTC Zilhaver slideSTB MissionDeploy and provide Mission Command, Signal, Financial Management, Field Maintenance Support, Logistical Support of Supplies, Water production/distribution, Fuel distribution, Explosive Ordnance elimination/reduction and Sustainment Operations Support for the 16th SB and assigned/attached elements in the EUCOM AOR and on order, the AFRICOM AOR.
916th Special Troops Battalion Command Focus – On Point! LEADERSHIPBe Passionate ProfessionalsEmpower SubordinatesCounsel, Coach, & MentorID & Mitigate High Risk SoldiersShare InformationREADINESSTrain our METL (Technical & Tactical)Sustain Individual DeployabilityAdminister Resources EfficientlyMaintain our EquipmentManage RiskEnvironment = Trust,Standards & DisciplinePEOPLEConduct Robust SponsorshipKnow our Soldiers & FamiliesSupport FRG / BOSS ProgramsLive the Army ValuesKeep Balance in LifeLTC Zilhaver slideTarget = Mission16th Special Troops Battalion Command Focus – On Point!
10What I Expect Low Tolerance Areas The Battalion Exists to Support the Brigade HQ & CompaniesCritical Thinking “The Way We Always Did It” is Not the Right AnswerTake Time to Properly Define a ProblemActive Leadership - I am Not the Sole Decision MakerLeaders Engaged with SoldiersBe Proactive to Avoid Being ReactiveExpect Subordinates to Understand the “Bigger Picture”Don’t Tell Me What I Want to Hear – I Want Opposing Opinionss over Eight Sentences Probably Warrant a Phone CallShort MeetingsLTC Zilhaver slideLow Tolerance Areas“e Leaders”Late Personnel ActionsPoor Property ManagementSoldiers Who Don’t Take Responsibility “If Not You Than Who?”
11FY12 Army Sexual Assault Victims Statistics LTC Zilhaver slideAverage Victim DemographicGender: FemaleAge: 20-24Rank: E1 – E4Newcomers – Increased risk due to- new environment- openly trusting of your unit personnel- wanting to fit in
12FY12 Army Sexual Assault Subject Statistics LTC Zilhaver slideAverage Subject DemographicGender: MaleAge: 25-34Rank: E1 – E4Newcomers – Increased risk due to- peer pressure to be an Alpha male- wanting to fit in- Alcohol usually a factor
13BN CSM Soldier’s Creed/Warrior Ethos, 21ST TSC March Army Core Values Policies EO/EEO, Open Door, SHARP, BarracksOnline/Annual Training-GAT, SHARP, TARP, ETC…PRT, STTBOSS3 D’s (DUI’s, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse)SSD, NCOPDCounselingFORSCOM RISK ASSESSMENTWEAPONS QUALIFICATION 50% Expert M9/M16SPONSORSoldiers and FamiliesSafety- STOP-THINK-OBSERVE-PLAN-PROCEEDMotorcycle SafetyCSM Brown slide
14HHC, 16th STB Command Team HHC Mission CPT Jeffrey A. Kromm Jr.HHC, 16th Special Troops BattalionCommander1SG James R. HallHHC, 16th Special Troops BattalionFirst SergeantLTC Zilhaver slideHHC MissionHeadquarters and Headquarters Company Maintains and Sustains the Brigade and Battalion Headquarters as they provide Sustainment, Support and Force Protection Operations in the European Command (EUCOM) and On Order, Africa Command (AFRICOM) Area Of Operation.
15106th FMSU Command Team 106th FMSU Mission MAJ Scott Francis106th Financial Management Support UnitCommanderSGM Johnny Valdez106th Financial Management Support UnitSenior Financial AdvisorLTC Zilhaver slide106th FMSU MissionThe 106th Financial Management Support Unit (FMSU) coordinates and executes financial management (FM) support on an area basis while providing battle command of subordinate FM Detachments. Organically, the 106th FMSU provides FM and resource management support across the USAREUR and, on order, the AFRICOM AORs.
16240th QMSC Command Team 240th QMSC Mission CPT Klairoong Pattumma 240th Quartermaster Support CompanyCommander1SG Christopher Cooke240th Quartermaster Support CompanyFirst SergeantLTC Zilhaver slide240th QMSC MissionThe 240TH Quartermaster Support Company provides Logistical support of supplies (CLASS I, II, III(B), IV, VII, AND IX) and water production/distribution to EUCOM units (O/O AFRICOM) in order to sustain operations in any environment. On order, transition logistical operations, redeploy forces, materiel, and equipment as directed.
17317th SMC Command Team 317th SMC Mission CPT Erik Amstutz317th Support Maintenance CompanyCommander1SG Eric Helmer317th Support Maintenance CompanyFirst SergeantLTC Zilhaver slide317th SMC MissionOn Order, deploy as a unit or in teams to provide Field Maintenance Support on an area basis; for any contingency operation within the European Command (EUCOM) and Africa Command (AFRICOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR).
18504th BSC Command Team 504th BSC Mission CPT Andrew T. Altman504th BDE Signal Co.Commander1SG Ebony N. Rainwater504th BDE Signal Co.First SergeantLTC Zilhaver slide504th BSC MissionDeploy and install, operate, maintain and control communications and computer (C4) systems and platforms for the 16th SB and assigned/attached elements in the EUCOM AOR and on order, the AFRICOM AOR.
19515th TC Command Team 515th TC Mission CPT Jonathan M. Coward515th Transportation CompanyCommander1SG James C. Kelley515th Transportation CompanyFirst Sergeant515th TC MissionOn order, 515th Transportation Company (POL) provides responsive theater-level transportation support for the movement of bulk fuel within the European Theater of Operations and logistical mission support with augmentation to TLSC-E in support of the USAREUR Mail Mission.Commander: Jonathan M. Coward
20720th EOD Co. Command Team 720th EOD Mission 1SG Metz M. Frattarelli CPT Gregory A. Gardner720th EOD CompanyCommander1SG Metz M. Frattarelli720th EOD CompanyFirst SergeantLTC Zilhaver slide720th EOD MissionConduct EOD Missions and Operations “Worldwide” in support of Military Commanders and Civil Authorities to Defeat or Mitigate Conventional or Unconventional Explosive Hazards and Improvised Explosive Devices to include CBRN incidents and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Provide recurring protection to the President of the United States and other Dignitaries in support of the US Secret Service (USSS) and Department of State (DOS) as directed. On order, deploy to provide EOD support to Maneuver Force Commander’s Combat Operations.