Col. Douglas LeVien, Deputy Commanding Officer

Col. LeVien serves as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC). The 21st TSC executes theater opening, distribution and sustainment operations, and enabling operations to set the European Command (EUCOM), and as directed, African Command (AFRICOM) Theater.

Col. LeVien was born in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Xavier High School in New York City in 1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from La Salle University in 1994, Masters of Arts in International Relations from Webster University in 1998, National Security Strategist identifier from the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 2005, and Masters of Arts in National Security Strategy and Policy from the United States Naval War College in 2015.

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; Ordnance Branch Captains Assignments Officer, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia; 548th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Support Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 10th Mountain Division Logistics Task Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Balad, Iraq; Joint Multi-national Logistics Officer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) Joint Forces Command (JFC) Brunssum, in the Netherlands with a deployment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan; the 593rd Special Troops Battalion Commander at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Washington; served in the Joint Staff  J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell (PACC) at the Pentagon, Washington D.C; Support Operations Officer for the 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan; Commander of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and as the XVIII Airborne Corps G4, deploying in Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) as the Kobane Landing Zone (KLZ) Syria Base Commander for the Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) and then the Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) during the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Col. LeVien commanded the 7th Mission Support Command (MSC) from 2 June to 8 December 2020. The 7th MSC is the only forward stationed U.S. Army Reserve Command in Europe and enables integration at the service, joint, and multinational levels in Europe and is capable of interfacing with NATO Allies and other partners.

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, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (3 OLC), NATO Medal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands International Four Days Marches Ribbon, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachute Badge and the British Parachutist Badge.

Col. LeVien has also published five professional journal and magazine articles: Journal of Military Ethics, “America’s Prescient Dissenters: Senator J. William Fulbright and Dr. Andrew J. Bacevich’s Principled Dissent of US Policy in Vietnam and Iraq and their Enduring perspectives”; U.S Naval War College Luce Journal of National Security Studies, “Where Have You Gone George C. Marshall?”; International information Science Technology and Education (IISTE), “Developing Myanmar’s Public Private Telecommunication Partnerships”; Information and Knowledge Management Journal, “Commanding a Modular Battalion” and “The International Security Assistance Force Logistics Operations in Afghanistan,” in the Army Sustainment Magazine.

Col. LeVien is married to Patty LeVien and they have two daughters, Patrina and Celina.