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Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd, outgoing command sergeant major, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, passes the organizational colors to Brig. Gen. Lance Curtis, outgoing commander, 3rd ESC, XVIII Airborne Corps, as Col. John (Brad) Hinson, incoming commander assumes command during the 3rd ESC Change of Command and Relinquishment of Responsibility on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2022.

Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd, outgoing command sergeant major, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, passes the organizational colors to Brig. Gen. Lance Curtis, outgoing commander, 3rd ESC, XVIII Airborne Corps, as Col. John (Brad) Hinson, incoming commander assumes command during the 3rd ESC Change of Command and Relinquishment of Responsibility on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2022. (Joshua Cowden/U.S. Army)

Col. John B. Hinson assumed command of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, from Brig. Gen. Lance Curtis at a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Friday, June 10.

The ceremony also marked the relinquishment of responsibility of Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd.

Before the change-of-command ceremony, Curtis and Redd were presented with the Legion of Merit Award by Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, deputy commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, Deputy Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps, presents The Legion of Merit Award to Brig. Gen. Lance Curtis, outgoing commander, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, XVIII Airborne Corps and Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd, outgoing command sergeant major, at the 3rd ESC Change of Command and Relinquishment of Responsibility on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2022. During the ceremony Col. John (Brad) Hinson assumed command of the 3rd ESC from Curtis.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, Deputy Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps, presents The Legion of Merit Award to Brig. Gen. Lance Curtis, outgoing commander, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, XVIII Airborne Corps and Command Sgt. Maj. Phelicea Redd, outgoing command sergeant major, at the 3rd ESC Change of Command and Relinquishment of Responsibility on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 10, 2022. During the ceremony Col. John (Brad) Hinson assumed command of the 3rd ESC from Curtis. (Joshua Cowden/U.S. Army)

“In my 34 years of commissioned service, I’ve grown to realize that novices think about fires and maneuver, and pros think about logistics,” Mennes said during the ceremony. “... I can tell you that Lance and Sgt. Maj. Redd have been awesome at providing that support to America’s contingency corps.”

Curtis assumed command of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in June 2020, according to his Army biography.

Based at Fort Bragg, the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command coordinates operational sustainment support for the XVIII Airborne Corps and NORTHCOM area of operations. It derives its lineage from the 3rd Logistical Command, which was activated in Japan on Sept. 19, 1950. In February 2003, the command deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.


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