Army Brig. Gen. Patricia McQuistion will become the first female commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command at a ceremony 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daenner Kaserne sports field in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

McQuistion comes to the 21st TSC from the Defense Supply Center Columbus, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, where she was commander for the past two years.

Maj. Gen. Yves Fontaine will relinquish command of the 21st TSC after 18 months in the job to serve as commander of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill.

The 21st TSC provides logistics and support for Army units throughout the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command areas of responsibility.

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