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COL Douglas Levien, Deputy Commanding Officer

Deputy Commanding Officer, 21st  Theater Sustainment Command


Col. LeVien was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Xavier High School in New York City, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from La Salle University, his Masters of Arts in International Relations from Webster University and his Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy and Policy from the Naval War College. His military education includes United States Naval War College, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course.


Col. LeVien’s assignments include Platoon Leader, Delta Company, 702nd Main Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Uijongbu, South Korea; Shop Officer and Battalion S-1, 82nd Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Division Support Command Plans Officer, Commander of Echo Company, 703rd Main Support Battalion, Battalion S-3 for the 26th Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Ordnance Branch Captains Assignments Officer, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia, Battalion Executive Officer for 10th Mountain Division Logistics Task Force in

support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Joint Multi-national Logistics Officer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Joint Forces Command (JFC) Brunssum, in the Netherlands and deployment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters, Kabul, Afghanistan, Support Operations Officer for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait and the

Joint Chief of Staff within the J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell, and as Battalion Commander of the 593rd Special Troops Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, WA where he trained and deployed forces in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation

Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND).


Col. LeVien commanded the 406th Army Field Support Brigade from June 2016 to June 2018 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  Col. LeVien then served as the XVIII Airborne Corps G4, where he deployed to Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) to serve as the Kobane Landing Zone, Syria Base Commander from September 2018 to May 2019.


Col. LeVien’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), NATO Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1 OLC), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (2 OLC), NATO Medal, Joint Chiefs of

Staff Identification Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Badge and the British Parachutist Badge.


Col. LeVien is married and they have two children.

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