101st Soldier Support Battalion
In 2007, as part of the Personnel Services Delivery Redesign, the 101st Soldier Support Battalion was inactivated.
The Eagle Cash Card, which has been used in Bosnia since 1999, was introduced at Camps Bondsteel, Monteith and Able Sentry for US soldiers in Kosovo. The Department of Defense and Department of the Treasury have many goals they hope to meet because of the Eagle Cash Card. The card was created for many different reasons. One of the main reasons for the Eagle Cash Card was to support the use of local currency. The 101st Soldier Support Battalion was discouraging the use of dollars in theater, to avoid flooding these growing countries with dollars only to leave and make them dependent on the dollar. The Eagle Cash Card would also reduce paperwork and resources used. It would save time and money.
In 2004 the entire 101st Airborne Division began a transition to the US Army's new modular force structure. A part of this transformation involved the reorganization of divisional support elements and their relationships. Elements of the 101st Division Support Command (DISCOM) were inactivated and reactivated assigned to each of the Division's 4 brigades. Other elements of DISCOM and the 101st Corps Support Group, such as the 101st Soldier Support Battalion were inactivated and reactivated as part of the 101st Sustainment Brigade.
In 2005, as part of the Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR) pilot initiative, the 101st Soldier Support Battalion was effectively dismantled. The Adjutant General soldiers with longevity were reassigned within the divisions brigade combat teams to man the brigade and battalion S1 sections. The PSDR proved successful, leading to the plan to effectively inactivate all personnel services units within the US Army.
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