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US Army Transportation Corp

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US Army Transportation Corp
By CDT Barrow
Transportation Corps History
August 18, 1899 - the Army Transportation Service (ATS) was est. under the Quartermaster Department
July 11, 1918 - the Motor Transport Corp was formed to manage their truck fleet during WWI
Transport responsibilities were divided between the Quartermaster Corps & the Corps of Engineers during WWI
March 11, 1919 - the Transportation Service was formed merging Embarkation Service & the Inland Traffic Service
July 15, 1920 - the Army Transportation Service was est. as a separate Corp from the Quartermaster to take control of all transportation duties except from the Corps of Engineers
July 31, 1942 - The Corp was officially est. as a separate branch during WW II
June 28, 1950 - President Truman made the Corp a permanent branch in the US Army
The Corp is the youngest branch of the US Army & has been around for 70 years
Duties & Responsibilities
Movement of soldiers, equipment, & supplies by any transportation means (trucks, planes, ships, trains, subs)
Provide fuel, maintenance, & repair of equipment & vehicles
Mapping, logistics, & coordination of routes for proper delivery
Managing embarkation & debarkation of US Army ports & bases across the globe
Supplies & Equipment
Trucks & cars
Medical equipment
Food & rations
Communication equipment
Schooling & Advanced Training
Transportation Officer (88A)
Other Leadership Positions
Major Conflicts Participation
Korean War (aiding South Korea)
Cold War
Vietnam War
Gulf War
The War in the Middle East
the US Army has conducted more amphibious operations than the Marine Corp in WWII than any other war
WW II was the largest war the US has engaged in history
During WWII, the Corp has transported over 30 million soldiers in the states, 7 million overseas, & 126 million tons of cargo
Fort Eustis, Virginia is the current headquarters for the Transportation Corp & the Transportation School
There are 2 training division locations & 23 regional training sites
Transportation BOLC is held at Fort Eustis, Virginia
Currently, training is held at
Fort Eustis, Virginia (main one)
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Fort Lee, Virginia
Commanding & controlling transportation operations & combined armed forces during land combat
Coordinate employment of transportation soldiers at all levels of command in the US & multinational operations
Chief of Transportation
Overseas the entire Corp
Currently: Brigadier General John P. Sullivan
Deputy Chief of Transportation
Colonel (Ret.) David J. Kolleda
Regimental Command Sergeant Major
Command Sergeant Major Cynthia B. Howard
Regimental Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas Wilson
Jobs & Careers
Cargo Specialist (88H)
Watercraft Operator (88K)
Watercraft Engineer (88L)
Motor Transport Operator (88M)
Transportation Management Coordinator (88N)
Railway Equipment Repairer (88P)
Railway Section Repairer (88T)
Railway Operations Crewmember (88U)
Transportation Officer (88A)
Warrant Officer
Marine Deck Officer (880A)
Marine Engineering Officer (881A)
Mobility Officer (882A)
Transportation officers are professionals in the systems, vehicles, logistics, & the method of movement in personal & supplies
Mission Statement:
Train, educate and deliver professional transporters; develop doctrine, concepts, capabilities and force structure to deploy expeditionary forces and distribute materiel to Army and Joint organizations conducting unified land operations in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) environment.
Vision Statement:
Our Army’s deployment and distribution experts, effectively supporting expeditionary forces; The Spearhead of Logistics!
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