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.
Lt. Col.Toni M. Rieke
Lt Col. Toni M. Rieke is from Belle, Mo. and in 1991 first enlisted in the Army Reserves. She is a 1997 graduate of Missouri State University Reserve Officer Training program where she majored in physical education and was a member of the MSU softball team. Rieke was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps and entered active duty in 1998. Rieke also holds a master of science degree in project management from the University of Maryland University College.
Military education includes a graduate of Basic Training, Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course (CLC3), Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), Command and General Staff College (ILE), the Military Assistance Security Advisor Course and the Army Inspector General School.
Her first assignment was in the 303rd Detached Field Hospital as a medical specialist. After her commissioning, she served in various assignments within the 1st COSCOM, Fort Bragg, N.C. Assignments include headquarters platoon leader, automotive platoon leader for the 58th Maintenance Company (General Support); S-4 for the 4th Battalion 159th Aviation Maintenance Battalion and group budget officer for the 507th Corps Support Group.
After completing the Logistics Captains Career Course, Rieke was assigned as the 84th Ordnance Company Commander (Ammunition) in Camp Carroll, Korea. Following Korea, she was the S-1/adjutant for the 5/78th Training Support Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland. She deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait serving as the CFLCC C4 maintenance officer, and then served as the ordnance career manager at Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Va. Rieke served as an Army fellow, executive officer to the assistant secretary for the Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service, upon completion deployed again and served as the operations officer on an Iraq Military Transition team. She served as the battalion executive officer for the 701st Brigade Support Battalion, Fort Riley, Kan., aide de camp to the inspector general of the Army, Washington, D.C., and her previous assignment was assistant executive officer to the inspector general of The Army.
Rieke’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (with one oak leaf cluster (OLC)), Meritorious Service Medal (with five OLC), the Army Accommodation Medal (with one OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with one OLC), National Defense Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon and the NATO Ribbon. Unit Awards include the Army Superior Unit Award and the Meritorious Unit Award.
CSM Major Jeffery L. Bland
Jeffery L. Bland hails from Natchez, Miss., and he entered the Army on Jan. 9, 1990. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Dix, N.J. where he was awarded the MOS of 63B (light wheeled vehicle mechanic).
Bland’s’ military and civilian education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, First Sergeant Course, Combat Lifesaver Course, TAMMS, Light Leaders Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Contract Officer Representative Course, and he is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy (Class 63). He holds a bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in work force education and development.
Bland’s most recent assignments include the division maintenance sergeant major, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.; operations sergeant major, 162d Infantry Brigade, Fort Polk, La.; first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 162d Infantry Brigade; first sergeant, Company A, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, Camp Castle, Korea, battalion motor sergeant, 83d Chemical Battalion, Fort Polk; motor sergeant, 7th Chemical Company, Fort Polk; motor sergeant, Company C, 122d Signal Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; motor sergeant, 11th Chemical Company, Fort Lewis, Wash.; senior mechanic, 11th Chemical Company, Fort McClellan, Ala.; motor sergeant, HHB, 1-8th Field Artillery, Schofield Barracks, Hi.; squad leader, 602d Maintenance Company, Fort Hood, Texas, and light wheeled vehicle mechanic, 15th Ordnance Battalion, Darmstadt, Germany.
Bland’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters (OLC)), Army Commendation Medal (with four OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with three OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 5), Driver and Mechanic Badge, and he is a recipient of the prestigious Samuel Sharpe Award and the Saint Barbara’s Medal.
Bland is married to the former Valerie J. Jones of Buffalo, N.Y.; They have three children Tabitha, Milesha, Jeffery II and six grandchildren
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.