The 100th Brigade Support Battalion Provides Combat Service Support in support of 75th Fires 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 Fires Brigade in full spectrum operations.
Lt. Col. Nathan Goubeaux
Nathan Goubeaux is a native of Cody, Wyo. He joined the U.S. Army in 1987 as an enlisted Soldier in the Military Intelligence branch and became a Spanish linguist. His first duty assignment was to Panama where he attained the rank of sergeant and served in Operation Just Cause. His next assignment was to the 82nd Airborne Division where he led a low-level voice intercept team in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In 1994, Goubeaux earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Wyoming and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Transportation branch detailed to the Armor branch. He first served as a tank platoon leader with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas and then as a bulk petroleum truck platoon leader at Fort Carson, Colo. He moved overseas to Rotterdam, Holland where he served as the operations officer for the 838th Transportation Battalion which manages all U.S. military cargo transiting northern European ports. He then commanded an Army tugboat company in the 7th Transportation Group at Fort Eustis, Va. Following company command, he became an AC/RC unit trainer for the 116th Cavalry Brigade in Idaho. As a major, he deployed to Kuwait where he was assigned as the CENTCOM theater transportation coordinator at the 3rd Army Headquarters-Coalition Forces Land Component Command.
Goubeaux served as an operations officer with the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. prior to his assignment to the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y., where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom as the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade’s support operations officer and as the 277th Aviation Support Battalion’s executive officer. He most recently served as the 10th Sustainment Brigade’s support operations officer while deployed to Afghanistan.
His military education includes Basic and Advanced Individual Training, the Defense Language Institute’s Basic Spanish Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Air Assault and Airborne Schools, Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, the Transportation Corps Transition Course, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Army Command and General Staff College. Goubeaux’s awards and decorations include; the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (with one OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (with five OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (with six OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asian Service Medal, the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), the NATO ISAF Medal (Afghanistan), the Kuwait Liberation Medals (Emirate of Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), the Air Assault Badge, and the U.S. and Dutch Airborne Badges.
Goubeaux and his wife Jennifer have four children.
Command Sergeant Major Joseph L. Bivens
Command Sergeant Major Joseph L. Bivens was born in Alabaster, Ala. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort McClellan, Ala. and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. where he was trained as a motor vehicle transport operator.
Bivens’ assignments include: vehicle driver, 3rd Battalion 41st Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; squad leader, 19th Ordnance Battalion, Nuremberg, Germany; section sergeant, 2/17th Field Artillery (FA), Fort Sill, Okla.; platoon sergeant, 23rd Ordnance Company, 191st Ordnance Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany; truck master, 494th Transportation Company, 129th Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell, Ky.; first sergeant, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 561st Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell; operations noncommissioned officer in charge, 129th Corps Support Group, Fort Campbell; first sergeant (1SG), 372nd Transportation Company,106th Transportation Battalion, Fort Campbell, Ky.; observer controller trainer, 3rd Battalion (Combat Support/Combat Service Support), 363rd Regiment, 402d FA Brigade, Los Alamitos Cali., 1SG instructor, Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas; and command sergeant major, 49th Transportation Battalion, Fort Hood.
His military and civilian education includes: Primary Leadership Develop Course, Advanced Leadership Course, Senior Leadership Course, First Sergeants Course, Sergeants Major Course, Air Assault, Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Basic Instructor Course, Combat Life Saver Course, Finance Management System, and Command and General Staff College (Command Sergeants Major Course 12-11). Bivens holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Excelsior.
Bivens’ awards and decorations include: Bronze Star (with one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with two OLC), Army Commendation Medal (with five OLC), Army Achievement Medal (with four OLC), Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star), Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3), Air Assault Badge and Drivers Badge.
Bivens and spouse Tanya have five children.