CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Lt. Col. Anthony L. Wilson Sr. took command of the 10th Mountain Division’s 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion during a ceremony here June 5.
Col. Shawn C. Schuldt, 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade commander, traveled to Kuwait from Fort Drum, N.Y., to oversee the ceremony as the battalion colors were passed from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Douglas C. Thompson, to Wilson.
“It was an
honor to have the 10th Sustainment Brigade commander here to officiate the 548th (CSSB) change of command, especially because of our Northeast Regional Partnership relationship and the opportunity for our organizations to continue to excel together,” said Col. Stephen Bousquet, 369th Sustainment Brigade commander.
The 369th Sustainment Brigade is the battalion’s higher headquarters while the Soldiers are deployed to Kuwait. The 548th CSSB conducts sustainment operations throughout the Middle East, providing supplies and services in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve.
“It’s been a great experience the last two months,” Thompson said of his short time deployed to Kuwait.
“The 369th Brigade Command Team has been phenomenal.
Colonel Bousquet and Command Sgt. Maj. (Anthony) Mclean let me lead, and they were always there to support me whenever I needed anything. Never ever was there a moment that they did not support me when I needed something.”
In his speech during the ceremony, Thompson said that the last two years as commander of the 548th CSSB have been the highlight of his professional career. He will now move on to become the logistics officer for the 10th Mountain Division (LI) at Fort Drum.
Thompson said that Wilson brings a lot of experience and that he will do great things as commander of 548th CSSB.
Wilson previously served as assistant executive officer to the deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command. He said he looks forward to continuing the work that Thompson started.
“I have a fantastic staff, great XO, great support operations officer and a great team. I just want to keep the momentum going. They already have the framework laid down to continue the state of operations. There’s a lot going on, but I am confident that we’ll be able to keep the momentum going,” Wilson said.
“This is not a change in mission, only a change in leadership,” he added. “We will continue to be warfighter logisticians and provide sustainment in this area of operations.”