167th Theater Support Command
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 167th Support Brigade, was formed through unit consolidation in January, 1968
By acquiring the necessary subordinate units necessary to function in wartime, the Support Brigade was reorganized into a Support Command (Corps) in March, 1976, with the mission of providing CSS for a Corps in combat.
Training affiliation with 1st Support Command in 1979. Capstone aligned with VII U.S. Corps in 1981 and deployed 28 units to Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990
The unit planned and executed CSS for JLOTS in 1993. It was affiliated with SOUTHCOM and United States Army South during the years of 1993 - 1999.
The unit was later re-designated FORCES FOR - JFCOM (FY99).
In October, 2000, the 167th Support Command (C) was reorganized to become the 167th Theater Support Command.
The 167th Materiel Management Center (COSCOM) was organized under TOE 54-023H on 1 March 1976 from the 1167th Stock Control Company. Prior to this, the 1167th Stock Control Company was reorganized from Detachment 1, 1st Bn (M), 167th Infantry, which was relocated upon reorganization on 1 February 1972.
This unit has a history which dates back to 1846 when the First Alabama Volunteers marched 900 men through Texas and Mexico to the village of Jalapa near Mexico City. The unit returned to Alabama and in 1861 was reorganized as the "Fourth Alabama". When the Civil War began, the "Fourth Alabama" marched to Lynchburg, Virginia, where it received orders to proceed to Harper's Ferry.
During the Civil War, the "Fourth Alabama" participated in 38 skirmishes and 17 major campaigns. The major battle in which this unit participated was the Battle of Manassas. At Appomattox, approximately 299 officers and enlisted men surrendered their arms.
The "Fourth Alabama" was mustered and reorganized in 1875 and served as state militia until 1911. On July 15, 1911, the "Fourth Alabama" became a National Guard unit.
On June 28, 1916, the unit was called into federal service and soon afterwards was sent to the Mexican border where it remained until March 16, 1917.
On August 14, 1917, the regiment was designated the 167th United States Infantry and assigned to the 42nd Rainbow Division which was activated at Camp Mills, Long Island, New York. In November 1917, the 167th crossed the Atlantic. The unit was sent to the front lines and participated in the largest engagement of the war--"The Second Battle of the Marne". After serving in the Army of Occupation, the 167th was returned to Montgomery, Alabama, where it was mustered out on May 19, 1919. In July 1923, the regiment was assigned to the 31st Dixie Division.
On November 25, 1940, the 167th along with the rest of the "Dixie Division" was ordered to active duty. From that date until March 1944, it trained 3,798 officers and 35,980 enlisted men.
On March 13, 1944, the regiment was sent to the Pacific Theatre where it relieved the 1st Infantry, 6th Division, at Massin Bay, New Guinea. At New Guinea the 167th saw its first enemy action. In September, 1944, the regiment participated in the invasion of Morotia Island and the Mapia Island Group, and later the Philippine Islands. During combat the regiment lost, and 121 were killed, 412 wounded, and 1 missing. In December, 1945, the last elements of the 167th reached California and were inactivated shortly after
In 1946 the 167th Infantry Regiment was again activated as a part of the Alabama National Guard.
On January 15, 1951, the 167th Infantry was ordered into active duty in the 31st Infantry Division with most of its men being sent to Korea and other parts of the world as replacement personnel. After the Korean War the 167th Infantry was deactivated on April 2, 1953, and again returned to the Army National Guard.
On January 15, 1968, the 167th Infantry was designated the 167th (M) Infantry and assigned to the 30th Armored Division which was split between the states of Tennessee and Alabama. The unit came under the command of the 31st Brigade, one of three brigades in the 30th Armored Division.
The 167th (M) Infantry was relocated on February 1, 1972, and the men of the 167th were brought into the newly formed 1167th Stock Control Company. The 1167th Stock Control Company was subsequently reorganized on March 1, 1976, and the men from the 1167th were brought into the newly formed 167th Materiel Management Center (COSCOM). Since 1976, the unit MTOE has been refined and reorganized. This unit is presently organized under TOE 63-433L and the authorized strength is 78 officers, 25 warrant officers, and 289 enlisted personnel, for an aggregate strength of 392 soldiers.
The 167th has been a key player for several years in the ongoing United States Army Southern Operations (USARSO) mission in the country of Panama. Personnel serve in key roles to provide logistical support and asset accountability for the entire Joint Task Force operation being conducted in Panama. The computer skills and problem-solving talents of our unit's troops are in great demand as the Department of Defense continues to place greater importance on this operation.
The 167th was tasked to send personnel to Korea to determine the necessity of an increased military presence in Southeast Asia, and to evaluate how best to deploy the manpower and resources to accomplish any mission assigned.
The 167th MMC developed a software program which will process and monitor all ammunition requests from every Alabama Army National Guard unit. This software, along with the team assigned to field and maintain it, can analyze the amount of ammunition requested by type, and will compare the requested amount with the amount actually required based on that unit's assigned strength. From this comparison, overages and shortages can be detected prior to actual issue of the ammunition, potentially saving the state valuable training dollars. Also within the scope of this project is the ability to keep an up-to-the-minute balance of remaining ammunition available for issue, based on the ammunition forecasts of the units.
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