We are honored to present The 2019 "Challenge Award" to The 184th Sustainment Command within the Mississippi Army National Guard.
The 184th Sustainment Command, Mississippi Army National Guard’s expeditionary sustainment command, is responsible for providing command and control of all assigned, attached, and operationally controlled units in order to provide sustainment planning, guidance, and support to forces in an area of operations.
Deployed to Kuwait as the 1st Theater Sustainment Command's Operational Command Post from December 2018 to September 2019, the 184th was responsible for executing day to day mission command of more than 23,000 Soldiers, civilians, and contractors while sustaining four named operations across a theater that spans 20 nations, 18 languages, 22 ethnic groups, and 550 million people.
Since the unit was organized and federally recognized in 1921 as Company G, 1st Infantry Regiment, the Soldiers of the 184th have served the state and nation with distinction.
Now calling Monticello its home, the unit carries the lineage and history of several different units from Laurel and Hattiesburg. These storied units include: Company I, 155th Infantry Regiment; 204th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion; Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battle Group, 155th Infantry Regiment – an element of the 31st Infantry Division; Battery B, 137th Field Artillery Regiment; Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 114th Artillery Regiment; and more recently the 114th Area Support Group, and 184th Transportation Brigade.
The 184th has been called into active federal service and carries combat streamers for World War I, World War II, Korea, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The unit itself earned the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation for actions from October 17, 1944, to July 4, 1945, and the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation award for its 2004 service in Kuwait.
Select Solders are authorized to wear the Joint Meritorious Unit Award for serving as the Joint Sustainment Command – Afghanistan from August 2010 to July 2011.
The 184th Sustainment Command also functions as a major subordinate command of the Mississippi Army National Guard, responsible for the daily command and control of 2,300 Soldiers spread throughout the state.
## Information Provided by Andy Thaggard, DAC, Command Historian, Mississippi National Guard