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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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1st TSC Hosts CENTCOM and ARCENT Commanders in Key Leader Engagement

By Capt. Joshua Sik | 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command | August 08, 2022


Maj. Gen. Michel M. Russell, Sr., commanding general, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, hosted Gen. Michael E. Kurilla, commander, United States Central Command, and Lt. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, commanding general, U.S. Army Central Command, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on July 19, 2022.

This event marks the first time the entire theater leadership met at the 1st TSC’s Operational Command Post. The visit also included Fleet Master Chief Derrick Walters, CENTCOM’s Senior Enlisted Leader, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jacinto Garza, ARCENT’s senior enlisted leader, as well as the eleven command teams from 1st TSC subordinate units.

The meeting provided an overview of the 1st TSC’s mission and its support to ARCENT and CENTCOM through the establishment of an intra-theater sustainment network. 1st TSC’s support not only enables both ARCENT and CENTCOM to execute their strategic plans, but provides the warfighter with what they need, and when they need it, to fight and win.

During the engagement, Russell showed the 1st TSC’s Sustainment Operations Center to both commanders. This afforded each of them the opportunity to engage with critical members of the First Team and provide them guidance to improve operations.

“Gen. Kurilla was very pleased with our operations center, but he also gave us some great advice,” said Capt. Andrew Woltman, battle captain for the 1st TSC. “He stressed the importance of using all accessible intelligence to make the best decisions possible, and how sometimes social media can be the most timely information available.” Woltman added.

The visit was the first of its kind and one of many crucial engagements conducted by the 1st TSC. Ultimately, the meeting served as an in person demonstration of how the 1st TSC supports CENTCOM’s efforts of deterring Iran, countering violent extremist organizations, and competing strategically through critical partnerships.