The first graduates of the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course donned the Logistics Branch insignia at a ceremony Friday at the Army Logistics Management College.
“Today, you will be inducted into the recently established Logistics Branch,” said Gen. William Wallace, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general.
Under the Logistics Branch, captains transition from a functional branch to a multifunctional logistics focus. Members of the ordnance, transportation and quartermaster branches were united under the Logistics Branch at the graduation after the first multifunctional captain’s logistics career course curriculum was approved last year.
“Your multi-functional training and education will serve you well when you go back into the operating force as trained Army logisticians – well-versed in supply, maintenance and transportation and prepared to provide full-spectrum operations in logistics around the world,” Wallace said.
Wallace and Maj. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, pinned the logistics branch insignia on distinguished graduate, Capt. Melissa A. Olendorf, followed by the insignia exchange of her classmates.
“You have every right to be proud of your service and to celebrate your achievement,” Wallace said.