100th Brigade Support Battalion
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.
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!”
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.
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)