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64th Corps Support Group

With the reorganization and redesignation of the 13th Corps Support Command as the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in 2006, the 64th Corps Support Command was subsequently inactivated. This was part of a larger transformation of the US Army as a whole to the modular force structure. Its remaining subordinate battalions were dispersed to other units.

The mission of the 64th Corps Support Group was to provide non-divisional units with centralized and integrated materiel management for class I, II, III, IV, V, VII, and IX supplies and direct support (DS) and general support (GS) maintenance. To accomplish its mission, the 64th Corps Support Group provided DS/GS maintenance, intelligence and electronic warfare (IEW)/communications security (COMSEC) maintenance, DS/GS supply, DS/GS services and transportation support on an area basis to III Corps EAD units; provided backup DS to divisional units assigned/attached to III Corps; and provided DS/GS class III and V supply support in III Corps area of responsibility.

The 64th Corps Support Group also provided DS/GS class III/V supply to Fort Hood, Texas. The Support Operations Maintenance Branch provided external and internal customer support for equipment maintenance support. The maintenance branch was responsible for providing oversight to non-divisional DS/GS maintenance activities, as well as serving as a liaison for divisional maintenance activities within III Corps. The Support Operations Supply and Services Branch provided technical expertise and operational supervision within the 64th Corps Support Group (class I, II, III(P), III(B), IV, IX and Field Services). The Supply and Services branch was responsible for coordinating supply functions with 13th Corps Support Command (ACofSMat) and 4th Corps Materiel Management Center to support III Corps mission to include supply functions in support of 1st Calvary Division and 4th Infantry Division. The Support Operations Transportation Branch provided external and internal customer support for equipment taskings and transportation support. The Transportation branch was responsible for ensuring all convoy clearance requests for off and on post moves were processed and correct, as well as ensuring Unit Movement Books were correct in the event of a deployment. The Combat Service Support Automation Management Office provided customer support in operating and sustaining CSS Standard Army Management Information Systems (STAMIS) and provided limited hardware support, STAMIS application and software support to Fort Hood Non-Divisional Units.

The 64th Corps Support Group was activated on 23 September 1993, at Fort Hood, Texas. Under its initial configuration, the Group consisted of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the 169th Maintenance Battalion (inactivated on 2 May 1994), the 180th Transportation Battalion, the 544th Maintenance Battalion, and the 553rd Supply and Services Battalion (subsequently the 553rd Corps Support Battalion).

In November 1996, the Special Troops Battalion realigned to the operational control of the 64th Corps Support Group. This unit was realigned under 13th Corps Support Command's Headquarters on 1 October 2003. Also on 1 October 2003, the 2nd Chemical Battalion joined the 64th Corps Support Group. During the 1990s, the Group deployed to Somalia to support Operation Restore Hope; to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to support Operation Sea Signal; to Bosnia to support NATO Stabilization Forces (SFOR); and to Cuero, Texas to provide disaster relief.

Following the events of 11 September 2001, the Group's soldiers deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait and Iraq. In 2004, the 544th Maintenance Battalion was inactivated.

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