The 16th Sustainment Brigade is the only European-based sustainment brigade and provides a full range of sustainment support to U.S. Army Europe units. The Knight's Brigade is comprised of Soldiers, Civilians, and Local Nationals serving throughout Europe. We provide strategic, operational, and tactical-level sustainment support to organizations throughout the U.S. European Command and on order U.S. Africa Command area of operations, including USAREUR units and those deployed in support of exercises and operations.
As the U.S. Army's largest forward deployed logistics command, we have a diverse, complex, and exciting mission to provide support in peacetime, and during contingency operations contributing to the Global War on Terrorism. Your assignment to the 16th SB includes a warm welcome into your local community which is dependent on which unit you are assigned to within the Brigade. We have personnel located in Kaiserslautern, Baumholder, and Grafenwoehr in Germany as well as Vicenza in Italy.
You can look forward to a challenging and rewarding assignment, while simultaneously enjoying the sights and sounds of Europe. While we work hard, we are committed to providing the best possible environment for our Soldiers and their Families.
The 16th Sustainment Brigade was constituted Oct. 29, 1965, as the 16th Corps Support Group (CSG) and activated Dec. 10, 1965, in the Dominican Republic. On Oct. 25, 1968, the unit was inactivated at Fort Benning, Ga. and re-designated Sept. 16, 1987, in Germany.
The 181st Transportation Battalion established base camp operations in Kuwait at Camp New York, Camp New Jersey, Camp Pennsylvania and Camp Udari before 'crossing the berm' into Iraq to establish convoy support operations at Cedar, Bushmaster, Dogwood, Taji and Anaconda. The battalion's assets played an important role in not only local-haul, but also long-haul missions carrying every class of supply. In addition to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the 16th CSG also participated in operations in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Kosovo.
In July 2008, the brigade deployed to Iraq and provided sustainment, combat support, and force protection operations in support of Multi-National Division-North through expert life support and logistical operations.
Today, our units play a major role in operations across the European theater, supporting Atlantic Resolve and countless missions, exercises and operations as part of the U.S. Army Europe 'Strong Europe' campaign.
For specific questions on retention, contact your career counselor at DSN 314-485-6702/ DSN 314-485-8391.
For general retention Information, check out the links below
• Army Reenlistment
• AR 601-280, Army Retention Program
• Soldier for Life