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The 115th Area Support Group in Kuwait
15 May 2005 to 31 July 2006

Mission: The 115th Area Support Group (ASG) deployed to the Kuwait/ Iraq Area of Responsibility (AOR) and provided Title X logistical support on an area basis; provided direct support to Coalition/Joint Reception, Staging and Onward Movement (CJRSO) at critical deployment/ redeployment nodes within the Kuwait Theater of Operation (KTO); provided logistical support at critical deployment/redeployment nodes to personnel within the KTO; provided general supply, field services, and direct maintenance support (to include contract management oversight as directed) on an area basis; provided direct support custom inspections on an area basis; and provided direct support to mortuary affairs on an area basis in Kuwait, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and Iraq AORs. Provided command and control for Air Force, Navy, and Army units subordinate to the 115th Area Support Group. Executed all missions assigned by the 377th Theater Support Command (TSC).

The Group Commander provided the opportunity for staff members to cross-level into positions of greater responsibility with the 377th TSC for career development and enhancement. In addition, the Group Commander provided command and control and leadership to the following; two Navy Customs Battalion rotations; Four-Corner operations; Kuwaiti Naval Base 30 and 100 point wash racks and 81 point wash rack at Camp Arifjan; closure of the Multi-Class container site; four Supply Support Activities (SSAs); and established a Field Issue Supply Point at Camp Buehring.

The Directorate of Personnel was accountable for 1,174 Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen, consisting of a Navy Customs Battalion, and a Corps Support Battalion that consisted of a Mortuary Affairs (MA) Company. In addition, processed Contingency Operations Temporary Tour of Active Duty (COTTAD) packets, Release from Active Duty/Release from Theater packets, Red Cross messages and promotion packets; and significantly reduced delinquent Officer Evaluation Reports and Non Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports.

The Directorate of Security, Plans and Operations was responsible for the Organizational Inspection Program, supported multiple requests for training support, coordinated range and weapons qualifications, temporary duty travel, and reported areas of interest for force protection.

The Directorate of Support Operations was engaged in combined joint Reception, Staging, Onward Movement, Integration for deploying/ redeploying units, and Class VII and Multi-Class Retrograde operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

The Directorate of Logistics planned and coordinated internal logistics of supply, maintenance, transportation, and services for the command, integrated host nation support into the U.S. Army logistics support system; and provided internal and external engineer support to the Group.

The Directorate of Communications developed the Gateway Tracking System (GTS) for tracking over 100,000 passengers in and out of the AOR per year that allowed for 95 percent accuracy rate. In addition, maintained 97 percent uptime for the Group's computers and communications, provided logistical automation support for the Central Command (CENTCOM), and provided technical support to several official investigations.

The Chaplain's Office successfully provided the oversight of fourteen weekly religious worship services, conducted suicide prevention, and family separation training for CENTCOM AOR.

The Command Judge Advocate (JAG) provided legal advice to the Group Commander and reviewed investigations and command policies to ensure compliance with Army regulations were met.

The Headquarters and Headquarters Company provided services for 11 different commands on Camp Arifjan. The Supply section maintained accountability of three different property books, and completed 99 percent compliance with Army, Theater, and Higher headquarters training requirements. The Administrative Section processed R & R and Leave Passes, Awards, Evaluations, Correspondences, Promotions, Extensions, Emergency Leaves, and Line of Duty Medical Issues.

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