30th Corps Support Group
Corps Support Groups face the challenge of supporting corps forces on a modern battlefield where operations are fast paced and resource hungry. They provide the logistics resources to support corps soldiers and to arm, fuel, fix, and move the corps force. Whether CONUS based or part of a forward presence force based abroad, they must be prepared to deploy on short notice for contingency operations in support of joint or combined operations. To provide responsive support, CSGs task organize and employ their units farther forward than ever before. This includes a task organized corps support battalion which deploys before or with a division task force and employs in the division area.
The CSG headquarters is the command and control element for all assigned or attached battalions. It coordinates the logistics support activities of subordinate units. TOE 63422L000 lists personnel and equipment requirements. These requirements apply to all CSG HHCs, whether the CSG employs in the forward or rear portion of the corps rear area.
To provide responsive logistics support to corps units in a division sector, forward CSGs employ a task organized, multifunctional Corps Support Battalions [CSB] in the division area. They also employ two or more task organized CSBs behind the division boundary. The rear CSG also organizes multifunctional CSBs to provide DS level logistics on an area basis to units in or passing through the corps rear area.
In 1998, the 119th CSB participated in a Theater Opening Force Module (TOFM) at the NTC from 28 January to 15 February. The exercise was significant in that it was the first time that a "pure" National Guard task organization performed the mission. The Battalion regenerated 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division during week one, and performed Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, and Integration (RSO&I) for the 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division during week two. The TOFM consisted of the 30th Corps Support Group from North Carolina, the 119th CSB from New Jersey, and the 158th CSB. The CSS force structure was determined by the NTC and based upon mission requirements.
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