The 100th Brigade Support Battalion Provides Combat Service Support in support of 75th Field Artillery Brigade training and preparation for combat.  On order, deploys worldwide and provides Combat Service Support and Brigade Support Area security and terrain management in support of 75th Field Artillery Brigade in full spectrum operations.

LTC Corey D. Woods

Lieutenant Colonel Corey D. Woods, a native of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps in May of 2002 from Lindenwood University. He was an Honor Graduate of the Ordnance Officer Basic Course and the Combined Logistics Career Course. He is also a graduate of the of the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS and the Joint and Combined Warfighter School in Norfolk, VA.

Lieutenant Colonel Woods’ assignments include Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer for D, 703d Main Support Battalion, Ft. Stewart, GA; Maintenance Control Officer for B, 703d Brigade Support Battalion, Ft. Stewart, GA; Company Commander for E, 703d Brigade Support Battalion, Ft. Stewart, GA and Baghdad, Iraq; and Brigade S4 for 120th Infantry Brigade, Ft. Hood, Tx. He also served as the Executive Officer and Support Operations Officer for the 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade, Ft. Hood, TX. Most recently, Lieutenant Colonel Woods was assigned to HQ US European Command (USEUCOM) in 2013 where he served as a Current Operations Officer, Joint Plans Officer, and as the Logistics Planner for the USEUCOM J35 Future Operations Branch. His latest position was as the Joint Logistics Operations Center Chief for the USEUCOM Logistics Directorate in Stuttgart, Germany.

Lieutenant Colonel Woods has two combat tours, both in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lieutenant Colonel Woods’ awards include the Bronze Star (1OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2BS), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3), Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, and is also the recipient of the Saint Barbara and Samuel Sharpe Awards.

Lieutenant Colonel Woods holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nonprofit Business Management from Lindenwood University and a Master of Science in Administration and Leadership from Central Michigan University.

Lieutenant Colonel Woods is married to the former Shannon Karnoski of St. Charles, MO and together they have two children, Andon (age 14) and Leah (age 11).

CSM Dennis J. Calvert

Command Sergeant Major Dennis J. Calvert hails from Cambridge, Ohio he entered the Army on January 21, 1995 and completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland where he was awarded the Military Occupational Specialty of 63H, (track vehicle mechanic).

CSM Calvert’s military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Air Assault School, Battle Staff Course, Support Operations Course, Total Army Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Master Resiliency Training, and he is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy (Class 66). He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College in Administration Management.

CSM Calvert’s assignments include Shop Foreman 542nd Maintenance Company Fort Lewis, Washington; Maintenance Management Noncommissioned Officer 45th Corps Support Group Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Maintenance Support Team Chief, Platoon Sergeant, Maintenance Control Sergeant 536th Maintenance Company Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; First Sergeant Echo Forward Support Company 1-22 Infantry Battalion 4 Brigade Support Battalion Fort Carson, Colorado; Operations Sergeant 43rd Special Troops Battalion Fort Carson, Colorado; First Sergeant Delta Forward Support Company 1-33 Cavalry 626 Brigade Support Battalion Fort Campbell, Kentucky; First Sergeant Bravo Company 626 Brigade Support Battalion Fort Campbell, Kentucky; First Sergeant Headquarters and Headquarters Company 626 Brigade Support Battalion Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Division Maintenance Sergeant Major, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division Fort Carson, Colorado.

CSM Calvert’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (three OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (three OLC), Army Commendation Medal (two OLC), Army Achievement Medal (six OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, (7th award), National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal three Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Medal with Numeral five Device, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral five Device, Army Service Ribbon with Bronze Service Star, the Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and Driver/Mechanics Badge. CSM Calvert is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and a recipient of the Order of Samuel Sharpe, Saint George, and Saint Maurice.

CSM Calvert is married to the former Kerrie K. Brunner, Corona, California, they have three children Rosella, Joel, and Amanda.

100th BSB History

The 100th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), ‘Century Battalion,’ of the 75th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB), provided multi-functional logistics support as the brigade’s firing battalions trained to platoon proficiency and the brigade headquarters prepared to deploy to the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of operations (AOR). Throughout the year, the battalion conducted three battalion-level field exercises establishing the brigade support area, under the legacy and future BSB MTOE structure, as well as several company level prime-time training events to certify the 15th Transportation Company (15 TC) for two national level contingency missions and achieve proficiency in force protection, logistics package resupply, backup logistics support, and sustainment synchronization operations. To this end, the unit carried out a Convoy Live Fire Exercise, supported the 75 FAB culminating training exercise (CTE), conducted company quarterly prime time training, and instituted a battalion Combatives and Combat Life Saver program to certify Soldiers.

The 15 TC certified to provide support to the global response force (GRF) from October 1, 2013 until September 30, 2014. Prior to successfully completing the unit’s commitment to the GRF mission, 15 TC certified to provide critical transportation support for the defense of chemical, radiological, biological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) response force (DCRF) and currently continues to coordinate with Task Force Logistics in support of critical homeland defense requirements. Additionally, the 258th Network Support Company (258 NSC) trained personnel and equipment to provide digital connectivity and support mission command of 75 FAB’s employment in the CENTCOM AOR to build partner capacity in multiple host nations and coordinate joint fires in support of the 1st Infantry Division.

Finally, the legacy companies of the Century Battalion – Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Alpha, and Bravo – conducted a battalion change of command ceremony and reorganized to form the Headquarters Support Company (HSC) during the final two quarters of Fiscal Year 2014. Despite the need to conduct inventories of three companies to consolidate into the enduring capabilities of HSC/100 BSB, the battalion supported the brigade’s CTE from 2-5 September 2014. Seeking to test the boundaries of what the battalion was designed to provide, HSC/100 BSB conducted Forward Army and Refueling Point operations that enabled the brigade to integrate rotary wing fires from 1-6 CAV with MLRS surface-to-surface fires – a first for the 1st Infantry Division during homestation training. The activation of the HSC occurred on October 16, 2014 during a ceremony in the Artillery Bowl to honor the accomplishments of the legacy companies, and Century Battalion’s future mission to extend the 75 FAB’s operational reach in training and while employed in support of Unified Land Operations. The new HSC will continue to provide critical logistics support and synchronize the sustainment of the 75 FAB. With the capabilities of 15 TC and the 258 NSC, the Century Battalion continues to provide logistics and mission command support to the most capable and lethal Field Artillery Brigade in the United States Army. “Diamond Support!”

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia for 75th FA BDE

Description/Blazon
On a red rectangle arched at the top and bottom, 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height and 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width overall, a yellow lozenge bearing a vertical red field piece all with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Field Artillery. The field piece symbolizes the unit's firepower capabilities and mission. The lozenge refers to the 75th Field Artillery's nickname, "Diamond Brigade." Scarlet and yellow are the colors traditionally used by Field Artillery. The field piece symbolizes the unit's firepower capabilities and mission. The lozenge refers to the 75th Field Artillery's nickname, "Diamond Brigade."

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 75th Field Artillery Brigade on 2 March 1982. The insignia was redesignated for the 75th Fires Brigade effective 18 September 2006 with the description and symbolism updated. (TIOH Drawing Number A-1-674)



Distinctive Unit Insignia for 100 BSB

Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/4 inches in height consisting of a red smoke cloud above a blue disc having six wavy gold lines radiating downward from upper center and contained by a gold semi-circular scroll bearing the motto "WE WILL SUPPORT" in red letters; issuant upward from the center of the scroll two gold flashes flanking a gold stalk of wheat with nine spears all radiant to the outer edge of the red cloud.


Symbolism
The chevron represents support; the branch assigned. The engrail against the red background alludes to red smoke, for chemical. The yellow wavys on blue background suggests the decontamination service. The wheat stalk refers to the bakery services provided by the battalion. The spears denote readiness to respond to any designated mission.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 100th Supply and Service Battalion on 10 October 1966. It was redesignated effective 18 September 2006, for the 100th Support Battalion with the description and symbolism updated.