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‘Army Rail Transformation for Contemporary Operations by COL David T. Pollard Do we still have rail in the US Army? That would likely be the reaction of many Army Transporters. In fact, a simi- lar question is being asked by the Army leadership as they determine the proper force mix for the 21st Century. PERSPECTIVES ON THE ARMY'S RAIL REQUIREMENT The Total Army Analysis 2010-2015 did nor generate a requirement for sail capably, but rather a propos remaining ral uni ith the option to retain approximately 150 spaces for 4 unit containing critical skills and capabilites. “This would allow the Army to reinvest the spaces saved in other higher density. transportation apabilties—eapabilities for which turning t© ‘other services, multinational partnerssor contrat are mote feasible than in the case of ral. Regard ing the TAA 10-15 proposal, BG Brian R. Layer, the Chief of Army Transportation stated: “Thee ie ma dnying the fact that ral ie part of DOD! US Tile X multimodal transportation requirement. Furthermore, given the uncertainty asecated with our fate global security challenges, ies penny ete and pound-folsh completly livesets low-density capability for the marginal crease provided to much bgher density traspor~ ation capable.” As part of DOD’ US Title X multimodal ansportation requirement, Army rail capability an be employed in a Joint Interagency, Inter- uovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) envi- tonment as a temendous multiplier across the ill spectrum of contemporary operations. For scampl, the use of Host Nation assets and per- sonnel was instrumental in supporting the US stability and reconstruction operations in Iraq, First, the use of Host Nation assets and person rel eliminated the exposure of US personnel 10 insurgent attacks Secondly the lagi Railway was the fist government-owned company to gener~ ate revenue. With the support of key US military sil personnel, the Iraqi Railway generated corn~ netcal business within Traq and also finalized ‘ommercal shipping conteacts with private bus- vesses from Turkey and Syria. These operations ‘were key to the future slfsustainment of Iraqi rail and also a big step forward in the eventual self-sufficiency ofthe lagi economy. However, exiting Army rail capability must be transformed to provide relevant support for contemporary confict. Although we provide advice, assistance, tsining, anda limited operat- ing presence withthe Iragi Railay we missed an ‘opportunity when we did not maintain an Army rail planning and assessment capability at inter agency and various military headquarters levels, Coalition distibution and the country of Iraq could benefit significantly from this investment. ‘Me. Dave DeCarme, Department of State ‘Transportation Attaché in Bagdad, Iraq, from 2008-2008 said, "As part of civi/military coor- dination and cooperation effort in developing hhost nation capacities, the US Army rail trans- formation, working with US coalition and host nation civilian clements, has the potential for improving rail system operations, which in tum can be a significant contributor to broader eco nomic development, In May 2008,2 DOD eport to Congress pro- vided valuable insight into how Aemy rail rans formation can proceed, particularly by improving military support for stability, security, transition, and reconstruction operations. The eport high lights the following co improve military support for stability, security, transition, and econstrac~ sion operations + DOD Directive 3000.07 directs the Chair- ‘man ofthe Joint Chiefs to identity and vali- De date capability gaps with regular Warfare (IW) applications, including those affecting stability operations, and to coordinate with appropriate capability developers co mitigate shortfalls. Railways are one of 18 strategic theater gape identified by the study. +The study informed the Total Army Analysis 2010-2015 requirements determination for stability operations and the Army's review of the ongoing implementation of ts action plan for stability operations. + Integrate civ more fally into military planning and sce- nario development. + Develop measures to overcome the lack of civilian department and agency capacity that challenges the US Government's sbilty to conduct integrated interagency planning for and activities involving stability operations + The Army has been the lead for developing stability operations capacities. 1 personnel and capabilities CURRENT ARMY CAPABILITIES. AND OPERATIONS In 2006, the Army inactivated two US Army Reserve (USAR) ral units, leaving the USAR’ 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway), with an authorized strength of 542,28 the only deploy able rail capability remaining in the DOD. Its snpervie the ope and ian of lecome ow basi. Inspect, maintain, and pair raiteay track, rolling stok, and diesel WNW.TC-REGTASSOCIATION ORG deri lcometive. Operate aril dicison ranging ra 320 500 miles of twkto support the move ‘ment of DOD care In 2003, the 757¢h deployed 2 10-msn tea that provided a limited operating capil alongside the Ing Repablicin Ral Road (RR) atthe Port of Umm Qast This team coordinated with other US Army and Coalition Provisional Authority personnel working alongside the IRR in Iraq The collective effort resulted insignificant rrilitary cargo moved by sail choughout Iraq, “Then CPT Joe Sujet, Commander Detachment 1, 757d TC (Rai), observed, "Army rll can be ctiticalto port clearance operations. During the fist eouple months of the rag conflict, there were no chin workers availabe, and all work Including inspection, repair, and movernent was conducted by Detachment 1 personnel. During the period in which our detachment operated at the Port of Umm Qasr, 135 trains were pushed north with a total of 3,798 containers, weigh- ing 22,788 short tons. These movernents saved 162,000 convoy miles snd resulted in no mili- tary casualties.” LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: ‘TRANSFORMING ARMY RAIL ‘The US Army must develop agile and adaptive leaders and organizations that are prepared for the challenges of full-spectrum operations in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and ‘Multinational (JIIM) environment of persistent ‘conflict and containment, The United States ‘ill work to employ the diplomatic, informa tion, military, and economic sources of power ina closely coordinated manner for contempo- rary conflict; however, US federal departments ‘other than the Department of Defense (DOD) lack capacity and certain capabilities that can bbe delivered more responsively and with greater continuity by the far lager and more expedi- tionary DOD. An Army ral capability is one that an logically be employed in the JIIM envi- ronment asa tremendous multiplier across full= spectrum contemporary operations. Echoing Mr. DeCarme's observations about Army capabilities is an Apsil 23,2009, New York Times article by ‘Thom Shanker titled "US May Fill Afghanistan Civilian Posts with Military Personnel." Shanker reports that the Obama administration is finding that ie must turn to military personnel to fill hundreds of posts in ‘Afghanistan that had been intended for civil> ian experts, Furthermore, senior Pentagon and administration officials now acknowledge that ‘many of those new positions will be filled by nilitary personnel—in particular by Reservists, ‘whose eiilan jobs give them the required exper- tite, The eeason this is help is clearly one of responsiveness: unlike the armed cervices, non [SPEARKEAD/ Winer 2008 niltary agencies donot have lear rales to com: pel rank-and-file employees to accept hardship posts, Shanker quotes Michele A. Flournoy, the Undersecretary of Defense for Poti, 8 saying, ‘Were going tobe looking to our Reserve Com ponent, where we can tap individuals based on ‘heir iin kl set The Reserve Components are the logical source for an Army rl epabiiy. The cuzent serve is in the USAR, and it can leverage civilian acquired sls from the US rll ndustry. This is exactly what the Chief, Army Reser, TG Jack C. Stale, i deving a in his Army Reserve vision “The Amy Reserve is recognized and resourced at Americas premier reservoir of shared miltary-dvlian skis and capabilites tha support and defends the Nation.” ‘All firace Army rail structure designs, poli nd programs wil benefit fom the Army capitalizing on the shil-vch characteristics of USAR Warrior Citizens. The USAR log cally must not go it alone, however: the Sur- face Deployment and Distibution Command (SDDC) isthe “Global Surtice Transportation Expert" Ral significant component of this cxpertie and SDDC will play an important sole in Army ral transformation SDDC must not only champion the Army’ nil transformation effort, but moving forward they can workin close partnership with the USAR leadership to provide taining readiness ‘oversight OF USAR units. Ie will be emportant for SDDC to foster this very important capably ty being on poin for the USAR in coordinat- ing the integration required with Department GF the Army during Total Army Analysis and fore management, geographic COCOM and Interagency planning stats and the chan cil industry a5 required. SDDC, along with their USAR Deploy~ rent Support Command partes, can provide the continuous force management and tein- ing readiness oversight required, a well a the civilian rail industry and JIIM stall coordina tion required by USAR sail wits. SDDC can also facitate the means to tap ino the civilian industry in deliberate manner and improve the eservir of shared miltarychan skills che USAR can delve To that end, LTG Seale created he jonas tive Employee Parnecship Initiative (EPI). His vision is for a colaborstive effort between the [Aamy Reserve and the employer that wil sus- tain abl, operational Army Reserve and sis- tain the all-volunteer fore forthe future. Union Pasfic Railroad and CSX Railroad are EPI part- ners with che USAR, A transformed Army rl tractue, composed of SDDC Individual Mobilization Asgmentees 595 Bometnd cand tan movements by aig hae sls {adn cance wt lon or members Est (cr Operation a ran 2007 Fe Caray ot Re 7570 "arsenate ; S56 Buchman ons ran movene at FLEHES, V, 18 05 Pt Canes e757 Tanaris Stake ‘te Pr ot un dsc OF, 6 es aS San, tf 77 rae Baton (aay eam yore to ME ‘eats op era rg ek eae yan a eprao hota Costes the 7 rrpaaton Bar 5 Sm nd SSG Har att eh lo fc a Aertel consis Un Oa a OFT ‘onion nent be core as son as osble Beas Ns ‘son Bece opr iene Or Peta Cutey te ‘srTangetaton Bao 9 (IMA) and USAR MTOE uni * several capabilites + Strategie rail nework planning and rail net ‘work infrastuctute capability assessments. Railway system improvements that contsib- ute to stabil. + Integrated ability to develop and leverage a rational ilway system, + Experience, expertise, and ovenight over ‘contracted mil personnel and equipment + Limited operating capability + Aid to « Host Nation ri system, can provide Furare Army ail MTOE units should be mods lar USAR teams that are available for one deploy= ment in ve years. Team-lve stationing will provide an del EPI partner relationship tht doce result Jina large drain on personnel for the EPI partner railroad when deployment occur. Stationing crite- sia for IMAs and ral teams is peortzed by loca tion of Class I raroad operational headquarters and_malor interchanges, Geographic COCOMs, USTRANSCOM, SDDC, DSC, US Army taining base opportunites existing USAR ral tructue, and the Sustainment Cente of Excellence ($COE). Sat Setery ges tal mower as 1 aa ep adam Um Oa Baye srg OF 1 Po Coan ot ‘ho 757 rarapton ten In conclusion, a transformed Army ral eapa- bility is tremendous logistics and counter- insurgency multiplier. It provides deliberate, strategic, and operational railway planning and assessments, escalation occurs, integration of railways into the Title X multimodal eransporta- tion program should be pursued vigorously. To abandon the use of an OCONUS national rail system can lead t0 ox tary trucks, while eliminating one key aspect of eliance on organic mili- CFT Jon Suet. org wih tar mab fis am. ates an ra Rep aly RR tr Seren ah in {esate Segiring of GF Pen Catan oe ISP Tawootaen Staion, a redundant system for a distribution network, Building up a nation’ ral system provides for a significant reduction of required military logis- ties resources while simultaneously providing for long-term economic benefit for the country. About the Author: COL David T Pollard is the Chil, Reserve Affairs, Port Eustis, Virginia, was part ofthe clive effort working to leverage the IR. He served as the Direc- tor Rll Operations of Combined Joint Task Force = 7 (CATE-7in aq from Apri 2003 unt February 2004. COL Pale is also an erplayoe of Union Pact Ralrad Inthe flloning to paragraphs he describes his experience: ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2004) tested the apatites of our logises and sustainment forces to support combat and stably operations. s dem- ‘onstrated in aq in 2003, rail operations were to ‘become anintegral part of cur sustainment and sta by operations. Despte some pons of view tht rallwas ineffective and uneiable—it waste static target for 118 insurgent attacks ina ten-month ere twas unable to delver withthe ph-point accuracy ofa US commercial transportation com- any such a6 UPS; and, rally, it lost approximately 38 continers—theteqi Ral, in coortnation with CCTF-7 and the logit folks in An, transported ‘more tan 11,000 contarers during this perio. This figure alone does not demonstrate an overwheln- Ing sucess unt you igure the amount of military personne, transporaton equipment, associated secuiy efforts, andthe wear and tear on equip ‘mont that would have been needed The movement. of 17,000+ containers without the aq rail would have roquied up to 26,000 military personel and approximately 12.000 transport vehicles, as well Cc (OL Bob Peleter (a USAR LTC during OF 9 OIF RAIL OPERATIONS: A Perspective From Experience 35 the associated escort vehicles and personel to secure the conwoys end routes. ‘Addtionaly the use of Host Nation assets and personnel were instrumental in supporting the US iabily and reconsructon operations. ist, the use of Host Nation assets and personnel eiminted the exposure of US personne to insurgent attacks. ‘Think of that:1,000 continers moved and nat ‘one US vehicle damaged or destroyed, not one US Solder harmed, Secondly, the Iraqi Relay was the fist government owned company to generate revenue. With the support of Key US military rail personnel, the regi Railway was able not only to Soeur generate commercial business from within ag but also to finalize commercial shipping contracts with privat businesses from Tukey and Syria This is not only key tothe future sel-sustainment ofthe rag rail, but also a big step forward inthe eventual slf-suificeny ofthe agi economy. s 10 | WIN.TC-REGT-ASSOGIATION.ORG A BRIEF HISTORY OF ARMY RAIL by COL David T. Pollard, Chief, Reserve Affairs US Army Transportation School theaters of operation Of particular importance are the theater geooraiy, the nature ofthe miltry opration, and te effect on how @ national alway system s operated. Mr. Richard E Kilian isthe US Army Transporation Corps ‘Command Historian, andhe offers the folowing description: “The Army routinely uses ral to transport the mejnty of is equipment rom home staton or mobilization station to traning areas or pots of embarkation, CConsequenty, most units have personne experienced a uploading and secur- ing mitary equipment on ral cars. This experience tansats very well sing ralin tho Unitod States and Gormany, bt in otha theaters of operation, tho rail stem snot always as modem, compatible, reticent as that in the afore- ‘montonod countries. “From be American Civ War trough Woré Wer the US Army had to deploy raload unis wit thor ovm locomotives and ralar into the theater of opera tions because ofthe shortage of ral, ether because of increased demand or ‘sabotage ofthe existing ral ystom by areteating enemy. tthe beginning of the Korean Wat, the US Amy deployed active cuty raload battans from Fort, Eustis to Kora. Ths waste transition in the useof ral units, because the ral ‘oad units worked withthe exiting Korean Ralrad. Onl late id the US Army ‘Transportation Corps depioy locomotives to te theater wit rained Solders to ‘operat thom. From the Korean War onward the US Army has uiized the host ‘nation rail network, if one existed, Cnly tice since Word War (Vietnam and ‘Operation iraqi Freedom), oi the Army depoy railroad detachments into the theater of operation but fale to use them other than to coordinate road tat- fic withthe host nation, Consequently the vast majority of rail maves in theator have been coordinated and supervised by Transportation Corps (TC) officers ‘or Unit Movement Orficers. Though the expertise of te Army raload Miltary Occupational Spaciaty (MOS) would have been useful twas not used. "Based upon the histry ofthe military use of rail in theaters of operation since the Korean Wer, the Army has nt deployed a raiway battalion. Many ofthe TC officers coordinating rail have sad they could have used the help of | ‘is hepfl to know etout the history ofthe US Army's use of alin verous Based upon the history of the military use of rail in theaters of operation since the Korean War, the Army has not deployed a railway battalion. raload expertise such asa allay detachment to help them with coordinating and supervising rail moves. I the US Army wants to justiy the existence ofthe raload MOS, then it needs to depoy ralroad detachments to contingencies for rall movements. Because of the planning and coordination requied with host ration ral, thee is time available to deploy aria detachment forthe short ‘term operation. Fr prolonged use ofa, the detachments can train up the unis using the ral. the el MOS fs done ana wth, then more trainings needed for “TGofcers and Unt Movement Offices, since te responsibilty of coordinating ralfals upon them. ‘Kilblan concludes this abstract withthe stlement, “While al can be easily inlrcicied by a queria thea, this threat, however, can be easly it gated or countered.” This fact dearly holds true when examining the counter insurgency (COIN) operations in raq and Afghanistan today. Regardless ofthe ‘mode of ransportation, the US Army takes acon to protect its Soles, equip- SSL’ ng wring wih akansin otha Sans, orsign sk uy 194 PCr of US ey Kaptan a, hits tn at sar lyr PT Webra pore, PT Ca ae desk and ies nea an inna vr chev pl I, ec 9 Pl Cay US 2 ‘ment, and supplies trom insurgent attack. The goals na only to deliver supplies to apoint of consumption, but aso to demonstrate that we wil not be separated ‘rom te indigenous popuation The ater goal isa keystone inthe effort to Increaso secu, stabity of overance, law enforcement, rgional-natonal ‘economic development, an local service improvement A nation’s rally sy {em snot only something to leverage for mitary use, but i aso recognized as cal othe nation's uture economic development. & ‘SPEAREAD/ Winter 2009 Using Rail Tactically and Strategically in Iraq: A CASE STUDY in the US Amy as they once were, some key applications remain. For example, the Joint Campaign Pan (JCP) Operation rai Freedom includes plans and coals forthe economic develop ‘mento rag. The ral Republic Ralroad (RR) nas ‘gnfcant potential rl in aq’ economic growth and in increasing confidence inthe government of rag, Enabling the IRR to become a revenue produc ing enterprise's one ofthe JCP goals, and the Transporters in the 595th Tansporatin Terminal Group (TT6) and Is swordinate uni, the 8s0th Deployment and Distibutn Support Battalion (0058), were assianed that mission Ags ral operations are not 2s common RAIL TRANSPORT IN IRAQ During the Hussein dictatorship (1979-2003), the Ministy Transportation's IRA. freight operations consisted of hauing commodities for otter go. ‘ernment minstris. Tere wore no charges for the fight and no accountng to balace one ministry's account th that ofthe transportation ministy. The operating funds came from the central goverment ‘a8 needed to maintain service. The prevalig pi losopty was to repair what was broken as opposed ‘0 conducting preventive maintenance, which would have eliminated the need for mest ‘eps. More often than not, funds were not avaiable for needed repais Today, the IRR continues to move kerosene and ‘eset rom Shaba in southern iraq and from Ba) in the north oDorain central rag, Crude oli shipped ‘rom Ball to Haglania inthe west, Freight tains wth grain run from the Umm Qasr part inte south to Dowaniya(mid-South. Various types of ‘right ‘are shipped trom Rabiya (net) to Mosul (nr conveying diferent kinds of goods, all coming fom Syria. The phosphate trains run to A-Osem in the west from Akashat, also in the west. Passenger trans operate daly between Baghdad and Basra. A ‘weekly rains espatched every Friday (the Musi ‘weekend equivalent to our Saturday from Baghdad toSamara. The train serves Shite pris who visit ‘he Al Askari shrine in Samarra. Within iaqs 2,400 kr of ral tere are fe pi- ‘mary lines of al ransport on thee diferent Intr- rational Union of Raiways (UIC) classifations of raltype Theeifferent LIC classifications rete tothe {esign operating speed ofthe away, andthe num- ber refers to the operating spoodin kur. Passenger vans between Baghdad and Basra opt ateon primary 43 UC track witha shor stretch of 60 UC between Shasa and Umm Qasr. The phosphate twins eroy the lunuty ofa 60 UIC betveen Banhdad and A ao. Freight moverons from Syria ar low (037 UC and 43 UIC ralrays on the tri fom Rabiat to Baghtad, Crude ol as wel asthe phaspate is car- ied, sand periting, over 0 UIC rt of ay between Bay and Haclaniva (ransverse line). though not cnneciedt the rest of the ys, tha Bayt Kuk ansits of 60 UIC ral. Te IRR includes 112 stations ud has 70 to 2,00 active employees, Four main types of locomotives are in sence: German, ussian, Chinese, and Turkis, Of the 210 locomatves inthe inventory, 61 wer reported tobe ‘operational as of March 2008. locomative manv- factured by TULOMSAS (Locomotive and. Motor Corporation of Turkey) and purchased by the United Slates was used in the fist commercial freight ‘movernens in July 208, PROOF OF CONCEPT OPERATIONS ‘The US government bought 120 new SGRSS0-foot flat wagon container rll cas, of "wagons" as they are commonly cal in Europe and Asia, to help ‘the IRR commercial teght operations. The rallcars ‘were manufactured in Poland by Greenbrier Europe/ WagonySwidica S.A. (tpu/ and used inal inthe Proot of Principle (PP) before making revenve-poducing commercial eight ‘movements in July 2009, Each 80-foot container fat ‘wagon i designe to cary four 20-foot containers or two 40-foot containers. One other configuration is possible: two 20-oot containers and one 40foot container Each ralcar is articulated and has three ‘wo-ave bogies with a maximum carrying capacity of 94,00 ky and a total weight of 120,000 ko. ‘The PoP was conducted in FebMtar 2009 and consisted of four missions. One hundred sixty empty, non-seaworhy containers needing rebuilt ing wore shipped fromthe rail yards at Car Ta, rag, toa container epic acy at tho Port of Umm (astra in four misins. agi national dstibution capability tok a tig ‘te forward in 2009 ath ral Raroad success- fully picked up cargo tom the Iea Transportation Network (TA) truck at Camp Tal and moved it to the Port of Umm Qasr The ral spur at Tal opened for cargo movement or the fs time since 2004. 20-car IRA rain picked up 40 empty containers for ‘movement o the pot of Umm Car. ‘The operation was an important exercise in an effort to lnk agi tucking, ral, terminal, and port operations. The IRR went onto owe an additonal 120 erty containers to mark the fst coalition forces rail moe since 2004, CURRENT OPERATIONS The RRisina postion to capitalize onthe “rani Fst™ opportunity. “iraq Fst” sa policy whereby the US ‘government wil opt for employing ag-helé com anes before ing @ company trom outside Ia, In this way, a win-winswin situation is created. When ‘he US government must contact witha provider of goods or services, he goverment “wins” hen the product or service is obtained. The funds remain in rag, strengthening the Iragh economy, the second “win” providing Income fr iraqi fami, andthe tired "win" through commercial enterprise In July 2008, the IR moved 150 containers of construction matt, supply Cass, from the rail head at Baghdad to Umm Qast American Presiden's Lines subcontracted withthe IRR and coordinated ‘trough the 840th DOSE for the celwery ofthe by MAJ Jeff Fontaine cag, which then moved forward for sustainment of units in Zghanistan, In adn, the 840% DOSB worked wit the Mut National Security Transition Command-raq to use the IRR for a retum oa of 36 40-ootcontain- rs tothe Abu Gvaib warehouse before moving by tuck to various bases in rag, On 4 July 2000 tho frst import al shipment was awarded to United Ideal Co. via the Global Freight Management Sys- tem, These two shipments marked the first delivery of US government commercial freight cargo va ral Intra in more thn 4 years, as walla a successful, revene-producing, round for the IA, THE WAY AHEAD ‘The IRA has a wol-postoned rail network that can capitalize on the grat of raqand the market ends 1 is neightors inthe idle East. As th ration of Iraq grows and increasingly higher quantities of g00ds ae ported and exported these goods must be transport across th county ina cost-afcent way that minimizes uel and transportation costs. As bonus, heayy-vehicie trafic wil be reduced onan ttready congested highvay system. Losing or Vrbbnd at et fen Or The possi inthe future forthe RR include moving US government retrograde commercial freight by ral to Akasha. There the cargo would be ‘ransteredto trucks and moved tthe Porto Aqaba, orden. Ancther similar possi isto move retro= ‘grade commercial eighty alto Mosul, where the cargo mould be transfered to trucks and moved to port in Turkey. The peopl of ra and the IR ar on rack and ning momentum o bul a safe and reliable inter- ‘modal cistnibution enterprise, consisting of mutu- aly supporing modes of ral tuck, at, and water transportation, contributing significantly to the gross domestic product of iraq, s ‘MAJ Jet Fontaine isa Resor wth tho 195th Tr- ‘minal Superson Team fram Orando, Florida. He served as an ndvdual Aygmente withthe 8400 2088 in aa in supgort of Operation traq Freedom. He is curenty stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, tn te Warr Transit Unit. WWW/TC-REGTASSOCIATION ORG lige 757th Transportation Battalion figs 767th Transportation ‘Raflvay Shop Battalion Higa 757th Redlway Shop Battalion TC aren Engineer Battalion Railway Shop 664th Engineer Battalion Railway Shop won| v - = = com Ta, _ Organized Reserve eo ae _ Seventh Service Conrand B8Ot» ke 25-1 ASFUTC, New Orleans, Le. Ship 4648-0 7 nanilton, NY] 3-27-44 [le 3-4 Casp Joseph T. Kobinson, ark. 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SUBITCTe ((MBEAHAETER| GE Units | of [the] OrgaritaedyResérven) Tor Commanding General Fifth Amy 1. The following units are assignod to your conmand and will be activated and organized as indicated, at the earliest practicable dates The authorised strength of these units will be the maxinum percentage of table of organization and equipment strength authorized ‘by paragraph 4c, AR 140-305, as amended and the current ORC Troop Progran (Section IV, Part III, The Troop Program and Troop List): Location #n/0ey w/C 1,2,3 SR 650-60-5, 27 Mar 50, as anonded GD 55.250, + oct 5 w/ 1,2 SR 650-60-5, 27 Mar 50, as amended 1 will de provided-fron sources nvailable to.yous S. Equipment will be requisitioned in accordance with current procedures. 4, Obligate funds to the extent necessary from Organized Reserve allocetions available to your headquartors. 5. Orders issued pursuant to those instructions and subsequent oriers affecting the status of these units will specify the current class and authorized strength of each unit. 6. ‘hen the actions directed herein have been cccomplished, reports the dates and stctions thercof will be submitted to this offico, Attention? AGAO-I; the Assistont Chief of Staff, G-5, and the Chicf of Ary Field Forces, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY of the 650 series, Career Fields Adjutant Gene: C AIR MaIL C DEPARTMENT OF THE 4RitY Office of The Adjutant General SUSPENSE. Washington 25, D. C. ae AGAO-1 322 Org Res (30 aug 52)G3-M Woetober 1951 sUuBI Change in Status of Certain Transportation Railway Service Units TO: Commanding General Fifth arny Chief of Transportation 1, Reference is made to the Office of the Chief of army Field Fores, Givilian Components ‘reining Kemorandum Number 6, 10 October 1950, 253 ink resently spon— sored by th Wisconsin, b. Concurrently with insctivation, the unit is transferred to. the control of the Department of the arny. c. Records of the inactivated unit will be disposed of by shipment to the Comtanding Officer, Kansas City Records Center, 601 Hardesty Avenue, Kansas City 1, Missouri, Attention: Field Records Division, in accordance with provisions of SR 345~920-1, 15 March 1949, as amended, a. @. Equipment rendered excess will ‘be disposed of in accordance with ‘current procedures, pheasants RRL sponsor the units listed in paragraph 3b, below: Unit Sponsor Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Chicago, Tilinois y Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and St Louis (NYC) Ratirosa, Springfield, Ohio SUBJECT: Change in Status of Certain Transportation Railway Service Units Designe tion and affiliation Location | 1/088, Chicago, 111, 55-225, 10 Sep 45 SR 650-60-5, 27 Nar 50 facifie Railroad, Chicago, I11) Springfiela, 55-235, 4 Oct 43, w/C 1, Ohio 2, 3 and SR 650-60-5, and, Columbus, Cincinnati 27 ar 50 and St Louis (WC) Hatiroad, Springfield, Ohio c. * The newly-activated units will bo reflected in the OKC Troop Program as required type, Troop Program units. a. The authorized strength of these units will be the maximum percent~ age of table of organization and equipment strength authorized by paragraph 4c, AR 140-305, “as amended, and the current ORC Troop Program (Section IV, Part III, the Troop Program and Troop List). e, Orders issued pursuant to these instructions and subsequent orders affecting the status of these units will specify the current class and author- ized’ strength of each units 4, Obligate funds to the extent necessary from Organized Reserve allo- cations available to your headquarters, 5. Whon the actions directed herein have been accomplished, reports indicating the dates and stations thereof will bo submitted to this office, Attention: AGAG-1; the Assistant Chie of Staff, G-3, and the Chief of arny Field Forces, BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARV Adjutant Gener Copies furnished: Chief of arny Field Forces Assistant Chief of Staff, 3 (Re: 9-6/225) Chief of Military History 757th TRANSPORTATION BATTALION (RATINAY) 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway Operating) 6610 W. Greenfield Avenue West Allis, WI 53214-4959 (414) 256-7181/7185/Fax - 7180 qhe 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway) is located at the Brigadier General Leo V. Anderson Railway Maintenance Facility, leased by the Army Reserve for training purposes in the West Allis Industrial Center of the Allis Chalmers Corporation. The site was once the Allis Chalmers tractor factory, and it's now named after the former commander of the 3rd Military Railway Service. The facility is used for maintenance training and to repair inter~ change cars for the Military Traffic Management Command. the mission of the 757th is to move 4,000 tons daily across a division of rail (90 to 150 miles) in a theater of operations in support of one heavy (armored or mechanized infantry) division and one separate heavy brigade, providing as many as 50 train crews. To accomplish this it has five subordinate units as shown below. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND MANNING 757th Transportation Battalion (113) ‘Administration ‘Train Dispatch Security, Plans, and Operations Logistics ‘Communications ~ Railway Signal Maintenance 226th ‘Transportation Company (Railway Engineering) (206) ‘Track Maintenance Bridge and Structural Maintenance 1150th Fransportation Company (Railway Bquipment Repair) (83) Locomotive Repair car Repair 1151st Transportation Company (Train Operating) (244) ‘rain Crews Yard Crews 1152nd Transportation Company (Railway Equipment Repair) (83) ‘Locomotive Repair car Repair ‘The 226th, formerly organized to perform rolling stock repair, is located apart from the rest of the battalion at: Bldg 203 Melvin Price Support Center, IL 62040-1801 (618) 452-4315 DSN 892-4315 (Formerly Granite City Army Depot, with 18 miles of track) ‘ uy etEneacaT se8 3p 9u6 i avewlel vemgonz3s 20703 oy UT UOTZEzTURSx0 AuATTeI eTqeKoTdep ‘pezquebxo AtTeuoFZoUNZ ATUO OY ST YILSL UF ‘aNOTAOSMUCD UT 37UN SeoTATES ACMTPeE YASOZ! 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By 1937 it was organized in Michigan, ‘The battalion was redesignated February 21, 1941, as the 757th Engineer Battalion, withdrawn from the Sixth Corps Area and allotted to the Seventh Corps Area. Later, on April 1, 1942, it was redesignated as the 757th Engineer Railway Shop Battalion. the unit was converted and redesignated November 16, 1942, as the 757th Rail- way Shop Battalion, Transportation Corps, and affiliated with the Union Pacif- ic Railroad, Omaha, Nebraska. The affiliation was changelMarch 17, 1943, to the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Spokane, Washington. ‘The unit was ordered into active military service June 3, 1943, at the Army Service Forces Unit Training Center, #¥New Orleans, Louisiana. During World War II it participated in the Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe campaigns. For that service it received the Meritorious Unit Commendation and Buropean Theater embroidered streamer. ‘the battalion was inactivated December 7, 1945, at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. On March 23, 1948, it was redesignated as the 757th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion and assigned to the Fifth Army. On April 8, 1948, it was again activated with headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tt was inactivated on October 25, 1951, at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On August 25, 1952, it was activated with Heaquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tt was redesignated on June 11, 1954, as the 757th Transportation Battalion. he battalion was broken up on January 31, 1968, and its elements were reor- ganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Company as Headquarters, 757th Transportation Battalion; Companies A through D were redesignated ast the 1150th through 1153rd Transportation Companies. On March 15, 1972, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 757th Transportation Battalion. It was inacti- vated in December 1980. ‘he 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway) was activated again on May 16, 1985, and assigned to the Fourth United States Army. The 757th is subordinate to the 425th Transportation Brigade (Corps Support Command), Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Cc ATR NAIL DEPGRTWENT OF THE ARMY Office of The fAjutant Goneral suspense Washington 25, D. C. ome AGAO-T 32042 (5 May 52)03-4 6 bugust 1952 SUBIHCT:) Aetivation of thit of the trmy Reserve (ORC) 10: Commanding General, Firth irny Le Designation and Location r/oee Assignnent, Status AEPiLiation Milwaukee, 55-235, 4 Oct Fifth Army Tis 23, wb 5 cago, Wilwaukee St. Paul & Pacific Railroad) 2, ‘The mininun strength requirenents of the above unit are as outlined in parsgraph 21c, 4k 140-305, The authorized strength of the unit will be the naximum percentage of table of organization and equipment strength authorized by paragraph 21a (2), AR 140-305, and the current Army Reserve (ORC) Troop Progran (Part II, Section IV). 3, Personnel required will be provided in accordance with existing directives. 4, Equipment required and not available will be requisitioned in accord ance with normal supply procedures. 5. When the ‘action dirceted heroin has been accomplished, copies of the orders will be furnished this office in accordance with parsgraph 16, SR 310- 10-1, 6, One (1) Barly Ready Force space for the above type unit is allocated to your frmy area and the Army Reserve (ORC) Troop Program is being changed accordingly. BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: Wn Uta» — Copios furnished: ‘Adjutant General, Asgistant Chief of Staff, G3 (RES 7-24/1443) chief of Arny Field Forces Ce Sra lee VF DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY : Office of The Adjutant General Washington 25, D. C. AGAO-O (M) 322 Army Rea 12 September 1955 (27 Aug 55) RES SUBJECT: Activation of Unit of the Army Reserve TO: Commanding General “Fifth Army ae eater nt rote Designation and ‘TPSN Affiliation Status Location Aeg 35606 Early Milwaukee, Fifth Ready Wisconsin Army nicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad) _ 2, The authorized strength of the above unit is full WE officer and reduced enlisted, 3. When the action directed herein has been accomplished, copies of the orders will be furnished this office in accordance with AR 310-1108. ‘BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY: Chief, Army Reserve and ROI Affaire Commanding General Continental Army Command reece FERGNYIGION SE BOL ser0q STA WETTHATO pue AreaTTRE yjoq Aq peztuTynios Aqerem pue Ayr Toes doug LEAT REY ow 98 pedeTISTp pue pouerz oq [LIN sdouoH PUL SoTAIEg Jo SqUSMBIEIG °C (aPxdey eapjomo007 OFx400TE—Tesotq) Areduoy woryeyzodewe: (afedey 20g SextreH) Aredmog uoy1n7 z0derr. (zredey eaqqomo007 oTag00TH-Tese Td) Aumiuog toTye3I10d! (atedoy sep feaTreY) Areduoy woTyeyzoceue. spaeum0o sty JO syyum BuzMOTTOS oy} doy sxouoH Pue eDTATeg Jo queMequRg v yconboy. +z BuryeTsuoo ATuesord ere ‘ogeort erro redex eATZOUOOOT ONNDeTS=[eseTP Pue avo AUATTO 8yF puE sxoyTenbpeoy eTaL “1 SL€0e *O°d ‘uoqBerrysey, fery yy Jo yueuptedeg Youeig At0jSTH TeuctyesTrEs10 Asoqsty Arey 7TH JO JTW) ey Jo S0TIIO Saouoy pie eopareg Jo quemeyMS =EDEraIS ELeL wore | ren" pocorn irene FEET srrysava eee NES rnncs AWYYV SHL dO LNSWLavdRG File i | Transportation Battalion comme sown elton or Awa | ‘these courses, For toro weeks this summer at Army Rt Bstis, the 757th displayed its 7 ° ep cramer? saucers: e Army’s Only Sees as Tevols,nedecked fatears, stripped Pere awat Sand. reassembled a exboose, and mendation R il Sh . t Gven re-built a steam locomotive Tveformane [ lmost from scratch - ailway Shop Unt Se on Major Richard Andrews, who lives general y in Milwaukee, has been a ailrosder Former HERE IS NONE LIKE it anywhere. Neither in the Active for 24 years. Joining the Miwa. — fTME | ‘Army nor the Army Reserve is there another railway shop Wes isd fhe is now an ion uaa, administrative assistant with the 7 | ‘anit other than the 757th ‘Transportation Battalion (Railway 72°. as commanded the unit ‘Praining t i tae kee, Wine, ‘Thetr specialty? To keep the rolling nce say 1506 snd ihe anit "Fallowin stock of rairoads serving the Army on the go, Sruh it since 3940, the ear after it meni, £0 Tn war or in any other emer- ne orgumised. The executive of ‘@aWStdER gency for which the 767th might ery Major Martin G. Draka, with eof be called to active duty, this heavy Stitwaukee Road ten years, iscpres- ceived medi vhalntenanee task would. be here enily in the real estate Dosnes. Colonels Tear, Te would involve both desl A Mualle er ema ° Se A | Shan. foreign eountces stil rely Walter J i hneavily, in some cases solely, on Receives Award Hensy. ¥ eamall typed of fatears, box: 7 Mo se ant ane ng 6TH Boer Dewan Gh 8 se a eS ea ements in western Pennayt- Smith; ‘Tank, trucks, and planes might ania, has been awarded a XXI_Majore i bbe hauled by rail, some over long distances, depending, upon the part | Of the world where military opera- i ions ‘might take the Army. Then, | there are the myriad supplies for | men and machines which would be | ‘moved by rail in support of combat | forces. US Army Corps Certificate of Charles D ‘Achievement for outstanding per field, Sher formance of duties during K, Jones, ) ANAGDUTRA at Indiantown Gay Arle Line Military Reservation, Pa. Donald W ‘The 458th, which fs commanded Rabins, V. by Lieatenant Colonel Raymond J. J. Trembl Simpson, Indiana, Pa., was cited i ‘The unt is afliated for training | Wa cicago, Milwaukee, St. ROWING STOCK ready te ok Member, for demonstrating highest profes C8 withthe, cheng, Maule, So Pen, ah Tat sta Slva standards nts encampmest_ Dal m, 3 RN ase ey oro tomlin of renin Do "sant Offic as “The Milwaukee Road.” Many training facilities for the summst John Hos members are “rallroaders” in eivi- members are "ralndee rer, Waukee Rod's show where WY pal Guay Arm of Army Ne Gur tan Tie. Mont of them, howeres: York on ies engines and otter Rone cadets a serve i = fand ROTC cadets at the Gap. Ths Sergean ia aco Telling stock, and receive help from ts . rgeants emariable the uns acomelishy OES ip from Tision was performed by indivi’ sion, Cha : see ot tala expert it remaziahe y apeciin! acte= a0 of aod ee", EM’ Gal companies ofthe bataon dot Macan « ¥% Oe the yar tase Army Re brake being ivenky Milanese consecline to-wenk encam Mate : Road technicians. ments in the spring. iaenel, servists have attended zealar - cate aches Pasa tn perky *s++ Nadler 3; | ST mblfes in Mfilwankee Ta addition, many of the men i alation seed {raining Goreme (Go © is Jocated assigned to the 767th attend voea; Tia etiees a creas mee and a Crete eee ltany oc onal schols in Mibvavkee 20 and) nustry-—The motto of Michel T Where: Hearing thee and petting Yn Crosee, Hr they stain po" batalionNover so much bo St cupational specaliesetice each ficiency in such basic skills as are few’—was clearly demonstrate, Beimstage the Inowletes AGDUTRA at the welding, sheet motal work, dies by this outstanding organization, worth, summer on ANaation Gorter, Ft and diesel electric motors. Eight Members of the 158th ball 4 Eustis, Va. ang bers of the 757th are currently soven-mile tank trail, constructs! rea M. ve Vecarround home training enrolled in are welding and shect bleacher sites, repaired berate E inthe Year-round Mt che Mi metal work, and 95 members have and renovated weapon ranges Koy ; rhe drm Reveree Beguine Peirsol, Tim 757th Transportation Battalion Insigna Page ‘nitp:/wwww.tioh.hqda, 757TH TRANSPORTATION BATTALION £ mse DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA COAT OF ARMS. Distinctive Unit Insignia. Description: A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules (Brick Red), between two bars gemel Or, a pellet fimbriated of the second and surmounted overall by a lion passant guardant of the last. Attached below and to the sides of the shield @ Gold scroll inscribed “SOURCE OF POWER’ in Back letters. Symbolism: Brick red and golden yellow are the colors traditionally used for the Transportation Corps. The double bars simulate railroad tracks, and the black disc simulates a locomotive wheel, Together they represent the organization's fistory as a Railway Shop Battalion. The Battalion's three campaign honors awarded for service in World War Il are represented by the lon from the coat of arms of Normandy and by the two sets of double bars. Background: The distinctive unt insignia was approved on 28 March 1963, Coat of Arms. Blazon: Shield: Gules (Brick Red), between two bars gemel Or, pellet fimbriated of the second and surmounted overall by a lion passant guardant of the last. Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve: From a wreath of the colors Or and Guees, the Lexington Minute Man Proper. The statue of the Minute Man, Captain John Parker (HH. Kitson, scuptor), stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts, Motto: SOURCE OF POWER. ‘Symbolism: Shield: Brick red and goklen yellow are the colors traditionally used for the Transportation Corps, The double bars simulate railroad tracks, and the black disc simulates a locomotive wheel. Together they represent the organization's history as a Railway Shop Battalion. The Battalion’s three campaign honors awarded for service in World War Il are represented by the lon from the coat of arms of Normandy and by the two sets of double bars. Crest: The crest is that of the United States Army Reserve. Background: The coat of arms was originally approved on 28 March 1963. It was amended to correct an ‘error in the blazonry of the crest on 15 May 1963. The insignia was cancelled on 30 April 1969. 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Photos of rail equipment, especially locomotives, are more than welcome and will be returned. (If photos include railway personnel, please give their names--with their permission--so that they may be identified in the book.) Many thanks! Name and phone number of point of contact, for thie response: Ma T~ Dewar, CH T May I use your nane in the credits of the book? Circle one: (Yes) No signature: “6 THE Ble “BAL LINE Serving the U.S. Army Field Support Command Exercise Golden Cargo a success Since 1991 Exercise Golden Cargo, a national military exercise involving Army Reserve Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians, has provided valuable training and experience in a wide variety of logistical functions. This year Golden Cargo, held June 5-26, involved ‘more than 500 Army Reserve Soldiers at three Army ‘mum integration of technical and tactical training and supports the mission simultaneously while benefiting the participating installations, the Army Reserves and the Army, said Brig. Gen, Jerry De La Cruz, Jr, commanding general, 3" Comps Support Command. 115 my Pty Ha apr Brig. Gen, Jerry De La Cruz (left), commanding general of the 3rd COSCOM (CONUS) watches fields ff in Herold, Provan Balin vane machine gun. Continued on page 6 mans| New logistics cet of multinational forces tours AFSB-SWA = 1s my Pot by Chuck Sprague Brig. Gen, Kathleen M. Gainey tours the engine shop where Army civilian mechanics (center) Jason Davis and Curtis Owens are rebuilding a humvee engine. CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait- The new Chief Logistics Officer for the Multinational Forces, Iraq, toured a forward repair facility (FRA) operated by the ‘Army Field Support Brigade, Southwest Asia, here on July 23, to see the progress in operations to up-armor and repair Army tactical vehicles. Brig.Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey saw the process at one of several FRA facilities operating in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Qatar. Brig. Gen. Kevin Leonard, Commander of the Anny Forward Support Com- mand conducted the tour. Gainey also visited with Soldiers of the 7 ‘Transportation Group, assigned as convoy truck drivers, taking vehicles and supplies into and out of Iraq. The Soldiers drive up-armored vehicles. “The up-armor kits were manufactured and sent to theater to counter the improvised explosive devices (IEDs), small arms fire and other munitions used against US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Different armor sets are designed and shipped to Southwvest Asia for a variety of tactical vehicles ranging from bolted-on steel plating to complete replacement of vehicle cabs with a new encapsu- lated armored cab. Ballistic windshields and air conditioners are also added to the vehicles. The vehicles are tested and engines and transmissions Continued on page 4 ‘THE GLOBAL LINE AUGUST 2005 Golden Cargo During the course of the McAlester exercise, about 225 Reserve Soldiers transported 2,583 short tons of munitions, conducted railroad operations, provided maintenance on convoy vehicles and loaded and unloaded various types of munitions from 150 military containers delivered by the convoys. ‘Two types of munitions were picked up and delivered between MCAAP, Blue Grass and Milan 16,020 eight-inch rocket assisted projectile rounds totaling 1,424 short tons and 50,000 105mm howitzer shells totaling 1,644 short tons. While Soldiers were gaining experience trans- porting munitions by military vehicles, reserve rail crews replaced 750 railroad ties and pounded in 1,500 spikes on four tracks covering a total of 3,025 feet. Other Soldiers honed their skills by operating a train, performing the jobs ofa brakeman and switch- rman and giving the locomotive and rail ears what is the equivalent of a3,000-mile check up. With all the rolling equipment, vehicles had to be repaired and maintenance performed. Almost 60 vehicles, including M915 tractor trailers and HMMUWV's, were given bumper to bumper inspec- tions replacing wor out and defective parts from flywheels and starters to batteries and tires. ‘There are several benefits to conducting training at MCAAP, said Brig. Gen. De La Cruz “Reservists get familiar with MCAAP’s ‘lay of the land’ and the civilians get comfortable working side by side with Solders. Then when it comes time to do this for real, it's a seamless transition, “Soldiers working with Department of the Army civilians is one of the concepts we envision if we have to ramp up operations at installations like MCAAP,” the General said ‘The second benefit of Golden Cargo, according tothe General, “allows realignment of ammunition to the right locations within the Joint Munitions Com- mand and Army Materiel Command so the munitions are atthe strategic sites for its proper use.” Besides the realignment of munitions, there is also a strategic mobility purpose to this exercise. “The maintenance of locomotives and rail ears and the maintenance and sustainment of rail lines have improved the strategic mobility in train capacity, so when we do outload we have good rail lines to quickly move ammo to ports for shipment,” the General said Continued from page 1 US. Amy Pot By Hak Hee Sgt. Robert Knowles (left), 1152nd Railroad Co., Milwaukee, drives one of the 1,500 spikes railroad units used to help repair four rail tracks at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant during Exercise Golden Cargo. Assisting Sgt. Knowles is Spc. Frederick Ard, of the 115ist Railroad Co., Det 1, Milwaukee. Due to the terrorists’ attacks on September 1, 2001 and the resulting military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq, reserve training now emphasizes even more the need to integrate technical training in a tactical environment, he said. ‘We train like we're going to fight. We need to understand how we live, work and train in a tactical ‘environment, During this exercise we lived in the ‘same type of tactical living and working conditions as ‘we would if we were in Afghanistan oF Iraq,” Brig. Gen, De La Cruz explained, The tactical aspect of Golden Cargo especially came to life with reservists working at Milan Army ‘Ammunition Plant, ‘There, Reserve Soldiers conducted additional tactical training like convoy operations where they participated in a mini-convoy exercise and used pyrotechnics and blanks to simulate IEDs, Rocket Propelled grenades, and terrorist attacks on the vehicles. Soldiers were provided with realistic tactical training and an opportunity to practice convoy security, mounted and dismounted attacks, and emergency treatment and evacuation of exercise casualties “Our soldiers love this kind of training and want more,” he said, “and we want to make this training as, real and similar to combat conditions as we safely Mark Hughes, McAlester Public Affairs PEA TT errr: peqep £20%s tH Tun tea pepuegeta poqeatsoeaT poreuitespoy, dy _g pap ‘oov am x Nd Od Sais 9") 2°0ee OV *49T poanaraay, aia a =a RESTRIGTED z SESTRLGTED ft IWACT LTR. Paths Headquarters ond Eeadquartors Detachnont, 247th, 25lst and 257th Ordnoneo Bettalions (includes attached Medical) 395th, S251st, 3252d end Sz74th Ordnance Base Depot Companics 6224 Ordnanco Bose Autonotive Heintenonee Battalion (includes attached Modicel) 69Lst Ordnance Base Armanent Maintenance Battalion (includes attached Medical) 602d, 604th ond 608th Ordnence Baso Armament Maintenance Battalions (includes attached Medical) iastm, Laren, 49a, ASL end 497th Orenmen Motor Vohicle Aswecly Ooepanton Portable] 455th, 9434 and *3077th Ordnance Motor Vehicle Distributing Companios Headquartors end Hondquerters Detachment, *260th, *272d, “529th, *Ss4th ond 505th Quartornaster Battalions (includes ettached Medical) Headquarters and Headquarters Detachnent, 425ith ond 4267th Quartermestor Service Battalions Headquarters and Headquarters Detechnent, 40st, 4024 end 4268th Quartermaster Sorvico Battalions 68th Quartermaster Refrigeration Company (Fixed) *4226th Quartermaster Sterilization Gompeny 4e27th, “228th, i23.thand4236th Quartermaster Sterilizction Companies 30984 Guortorsastor Supply Detachment “o52th, “956th, “957th, *958th, "966th, 967th, *9B7th, *9BEth, *990th, *S197th, “a1osth, S205th, S207th, *4056th, *4059th, *40S1st, *do83d, *4os5th, “sossth, *4089th, *4090th, *409Let, 4lz3th, *4lavth, *41a1st; husy sais panuy) YSNVIPIEPT :poaoiddy OH S661 ounT pe :penoaddy eed “suojyesedo JO 10} 80U) & UI Ajyep ‘06189 jo suc} 00p 0} dn eAow pue (jes Jo Seq O9E-06) UO]SIAIP @ UEIUTEWU pus eyeiedo IM eyUn eyeulpsogns poubisse pue uojeyeg VONeHodsueIL YIZE2 SUL jUaWE _ (h yH) uotporag uoynuodsunsy, £61 ( ( ; f { ! 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Information Brief 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Purpose To provide basic organizational information concerning the 757th Transportation Battalion and its subordinate companies. 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Agenda * Organization * Mission * Training Initiatives * Challenges * Questions 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Organization -Peace Time C2 336th Ti COL Glen Curtis rans Gp 757th Trans Bn LTC Dave Wemhoff —_]__ 226th Trans Co 1150th Trans Co 1151st Trans Co 1152nd Trans Co CPT Jane Doll CPT Joe Sujet CPT Dave Bolter 1LT Scott Williams Det 1 Det 1 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Organization -Location HHD, 757TH 1151st TC CO (-) 1152nd TC CO Milwaukee, WI Det 1 1151st TC CO 1150th TC CO Ft. McCoy, WI Lincolnwood, IL 226th TC CO Det | 226th TC CO Joliet, IL Granite City, IL 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Organization -MTOE HHD MTOE: 55917L 55 Personnel Authorized LINE COMPANIES: 55916L, 124 Personnel Authorized (Composite) Operating Platoon (8 crews) Maintenance of Way Platoon (2 squads) Locomotive/Car Repair Platoon 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Mission - Battalion @ Supervise the operations of a 90-150 mile railway division @ Command and Control for 3-8 Railway Operating Companies @ Normally assigned in the Theater Army Area Command 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Mission - Companies @ Operate a 40-60 mile railway division @ Operate at a minimum of two locations @ Handles locomotive/car/track maintenance as well as operations 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Training Initiatives @ Wisconsin Southern Railroad @ Fox River Trolley Museum @ 84th Training Division @ Rail Simulators 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) Challenges @ Lack of resources @ FRA Certification @ Retention/Recruitment 757th Transportation Battalion (Rwy) QUESTIONS? Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 757th Transportation Battalion Page 1 of 2 Headquarters And Headquarters Detachment 757th Transportation Battalion [LINEAGE AND HONORS INFORMATION AS OF 12 MARCH 2003 | [Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment [757th Transportation Battalion Lineage Constituted 1 July 1933 in the Organized Reserves as the 664th Engineer Battalion Organized by 1937 in Michigan Redesignated 21 February 1941 as the 757th Engineer Battalion Redesignated 1 April 1942 as the 757th Engineer Railway Shop Battalion Converted and redesignated 16 November 1942 as the 757th Railway Shop Battalion, Transportation Corps Ordered into active military service 3 June 1943 at the Army Service Forces Unit Training Center, ‘New Orleans, Louisiana Inactivated 7 December 1945 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey Redesignated 23 March 1948 as the 757th Transportation Railway Shop Battalion (Organized Reserves redesignated 25 March 1948 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 9 July 1952 as the Army Reserve) Activated 8 April 1948 with Headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Inactivated 25 October 1951 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Activated 25 August 1952 with Headquarters at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Redesignated 1 January 1955 as the 757th Transportation Battalion Battalion broken up 31 January 1968 and its elements reorganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Company as Headquarters, 757th Transportation Battalion (Companies A, B, C, and D as the 1150th, 1151st, 1152d, and 1153d Transportation Companies, respectively--hereafter separate lineages) Reorganized and redesignated 15 March 1972 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 757th Transportation Battalion Page 2 of 2 757th Transportation Battalion Inactivated 16 December 1980 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Redesignated 16 May 1985 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 757th Transportation Battalion and activated at Milwaukee, Wisconsin Location changed 1 July 1987 to West Allis, Wisconsin; on 16 September 1993 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Reorganized and redesignated 16 September 1998 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 757th Transportation Battalion feadquarters and Headquarters Detachment [7571 Transportation Battalion Honors Campaign Participation Credit World War Il: Normandy; Norther France; Central Europe Decorations Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER Army Superior Unit Award for 1990-1991 Return to Branch Index Return to CMH Online 757th Transportation Battalion (Railway) 6610 W. Greenfield Avenue West Allis, WI 53214-4959 414-256-7181 Subordinate element: 226th Transporation Company (Maintenance of Way) Bldg 203 Granite City Army Depot, IL 62040-1801 618-452-4315, AV 892-4315 1150th Transportation Company (Railway Car Repair) 1151st Transportation Company (Diesel Electric Locomotive Repair) 1152nd Transportation Company (Railway Equipment Maintenance) The unit is located at the BG Leo V. Anderson Railway Maintenance 1 Center of the Allis Remarks Facility, which the Army leases in the West Allis Industr Chalmers Corporation for training purposes. It was reactivated in 1985 a railway maintenance equipment battalion and reorganized in 1987 ai battalion. Lt can keep one heavy division and one separate mechanized brigade resupplied over 90-150 miles of track. The unit only has switch engines for yard use and no roadway locomotives. The 1150th may be a railway equipment maintenance company and the 1151st may be a train operating company. The 226th is located near the Melvin Price Support Center, Granite City, IL 62040 (18 miles of track, AMC) x \ OMe. g Increasing American interest in Eastern Europe is helping to fuel a resurgence of Army railroading. five thousand Union soldiers resupplied {troops using the Miltary Railway Service ‘an operation historians say was key tothe Union Army's victory over the Confed ‘The Military Raliway Service played ‘an even bigger role during World Wars I and I, wth soldier-rairoaders conducting ‘most of their resupply missions in the ‘combat zone. During World War Il alone, 37 US. railroad operating battalions and ‘16heavy rail maintenance battalions were atwork throughout Europe and Asia. One, in fact, was among the frst to cross into Normandy after the initia! D-Day assault Rallroads played a vital roe in both logistical resupply and troop movement ‘during the Korean conflict, but Korean nationals conducted the operations, with US. soldiers providing only supervision Then came Vietnam, when rail op- erations were virtually non-existent and ‘no U.S. rail units were deployed ‘Miltary rallroadoperations appeared 10_be, well, derailed. The last active-duty railway battalion was inactivated in the mid-1970s. Army rail facilites and equip- ment deteriorated. Lacking active-duty ex- ppertise in railway operations, the Army ‘had to hire civilian contractors to teach its few remaining Army Reserve railroaders the tools of the trade. The death knell tolled even louder {during operationsin Grenada and Panama. ‘During Operations Desert Shield and ‘Storm, the Army's sole railway-operating battalion, the Milwaukee-based 757th ‘Transportation Battalion, largely sat out the war. ‘About 150 soldiers — roughly one- fith ofthe battalion — were mobilized to operate railheads and pull maintenance (on locomotives and railcars at Fort Hood, Texas; the Military Ocean Terminal in ‘Sunny Point, N.C.; McAlester Army Am= munition Plant, Okla; and Fort McCoy, Wis. One soidier depioyed to Southwest Asia, but he was attached to the Egyptian, not the U.S., army. ‘None of the Reservists, however, were called on to perform their wartime mmission, as envisioned by Army war plan- ners: go intoa foreign country take over its railroad operations anduse tto support friendly forces. Ao Top: Civilian instructor Floyd Bishop coaches engineer trainee Pvt. 1 Christopher Macsurak in the locomotive's cab. « Above: Sol- diers stand ready to hook a tank car to the train. In every case, there were valid rea- sons. Korea and Vietnam lacked the rail ‘capability toserveavitalwartimerole. The conflicts in Grenada and Panama were too shorived to warrant ral transporta- tion. Even in Saudi Arabia, where a six- month military build-up preceded the ‘ground war, the ral lines simply didn't go where the soldiers were. Buta growing voice in the transpor- tationcommunity saystthatthings are about to change. “it you look at all the Third World ‘countries, you'lseethattheirmajormeans ‘of transportation is not roadway. I's ral,” said SSgt. Ed Pope, an instructor for the five-week rack repair miltary occupational specialty who works as a civilian with the Union Pacific Railroad, ‘And no matter how you look at it, we have to have the capabiity togoin and take overa railway system when iin our military interest," he said. Pope's view of miltary rails gaining ‘momentum among military planners. One of the main reasons, according to Mai Terry Corson, 757th Trans. Bn. com- ‘mander, is the increasing U.S. interest in Eastern’ Europe, a region with a well- developed raliroad system. Corson pro- Jected that if the U.S. military presenoe there were to grow, soldier-railroaders Could become vita to the logistics effort. Recognizing this possibilty, mem- bers of the 757th Trans. Bn. are testing a reorganization plan that could give them more capability and mobilty. Instead of specialized companies — devoted solely to train operating, track repair or rail car maintenance —the battalion could merge these functions in each of its subordinate tunits. The concept was recently tested at Fort Eustis, Va., where the battalion de- ployed with a composite ofits four subor- inate companies. ‘In addition, the Transportation ‘Schoo! hited its own rail instructors, rather than using contractors to teach its military ‘occupational specialty instruction. Inadai tion, the eight railroad-speciic MOSs re cently merged into just three. The result, according to Floyd Bishop, chief of the ‘Transportation Schoo''s ral branch, is ex pected to be increased unit cohesion and ‘Soldiers qualified to take on a wider range of missions and responsibilities. Capt. Robert Gregory, commander ‘ofthe composite unit sentto Fort Eustis for its annual training, said the new frame work makes military ailroaders more ver satile than ever. “This concept requiresleaderstobe Involved in all facets of the operation,” he said. “The company is more mobile, able togoanywhereinthe world. Ontop ofthat, it's prepared, not only to get the job done, but to do it faster.” 0 SOLDIERS PEOPLE eWisconsin rail unit 282 [Lamm has been a member of the 425th im Tansgoraton ge te Tay eet to Rema at ese noe es Shstedvancd es be cpeios ie a santero tara Baton Fe an oe a Ch ot wa ar ses soppy an ate female commander === ‘and of hea bolo ny tec moe L ponene inte cle pzpeion, Lar ite Wt aig nike only table of organization andequip- military personel offion fo sik Engine &. Lt. Col, Lynda Lamm ment rave) atalionin the US. miliary Commadin hago atom sche eee is serious about her job, She does not dismiss for me Deere reas ea ils “Aller caeer that has spanned more than structure) ing to puta lot of miles on her new car." “This is the most challenging nd forte 21 years, as an officer and two as an enlist travel about 10 miles round-trip dally tomy civlianjoband another miles othe reserve assignment of my career said Lamm, the edperson, Lammnow commands more hah first woman to command the 757th Transpor- B = unt Bu euikly ads the ours of Sob Reservas in four companies sutioned ing ae wel wont tation Batalion (Railway), West Allis, Wis. in West Ais and Grant Cay I Tm sys he She takes rig nherjoband intheknow: ‘Lamm says she never imagined that she that she commands @ unique Army Reserve “Being with the troops is the most would end up commanding the rail units "I rewarding and having the responsibilty of want to pick up where the. previous com: manders have left off and sustain what was done.” Lamm emphasizes that "Rail soldiers are one of a kind, and our problems are ‘unique. [want wo stat eting the soldiers know that they need basic soldier-skills and common. task training Tnaddition ther normal duties as com- ‘ander, Lamm likes to talk with soldiers at the rll shop. “think its important thatthe soldiers realize thatthe commander has an iterest in the troops and have them realize ‘how important the are in the completion of, Despite recent involvement of women in combat roles andthe promotion of women 0 previously male-dominated postions, Lamm Says “I don't fel any added pressure because Tama female” She recognizes her challenges and confidently recites her main goal as com- ‘mander". . . tomake this the best bation inthe brigade and with the assistance ofthe Brig. Gen John E. Scully, deputy commander ofthe 86th ARCOM, right, assists soldiers, NCOs, and fulltime staf we can Lt. Col. Lynda K: Lamm, new commander of the 757th Trans. Bn. (Railway), — accompiish his by theend of my assignment. Center, in cutting the ceremonial ribbon on the unit's GP10 locomotive. Brig. (SFC Dobersek is assigned to the Public Gen John M. Vest, commander of the 425th Trans. Bde., left, also managed {to Affairs office 425th Trans. Bde. head- get a helping hand onto the scissors. (phot by SFC Lance Coben) quartered at Ft. Sheridan, il. Sergeant ‘Nanny’ moves out for desert duty Galax, Va. — If you were to ask any child __Amotherofthree, anda grandmotherof _Armold met her husband Danny, a unit about a grandparent who had recently been three as well, Arnold started her military member, who later became is first sergeant falled to active duty with the Armly Re- career as a clerk on a two-year hitch in the and they marred in 1977. He retired in 1988, sve they would probably talk about Army in 1963, After discharge, she attended with 23 years service. anda.” Wytheville Community College onthe G.1. Subordinate to the 2174th US Army However, if you put the question to the Bill here she received adegree in secretarial Garrison in Salem, Va, the 42th was the fist childrenoflenny and oba BarnettofBoone, — science in 1974. That same year she joined Sith Division (TNG) unitto be called iactive NCC. the gender would change. Kimberly, the 424th for one year as a supply clerk, duty in support of Operation Desert Shield Stephanie and Brock willtell ou about eit “Afterthe Army I thought I would give and Desert Storm Grandma, or “Nanay”, thereserveayeartosee how Tlikedity" Arnold With an authorized strength of 169 the Tn this case, Grandma is $Sgt. Jo Ann said while packing, following the call-up 424th reported to itshome station for process: Amold of Wytheville, Vi., a Reservist and order." When that year ended I thought 1 ing on Now. 17 and two days ater moved to training NCO assigned tthe 424th Transpor- would go for another. Now [have about I7 its mobilization station at Ft. Eustis, Va. 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Y¢ oe pment werng aha i emis Portion of your safety inspection’ By maintaining Iso saving money on gas and extending the life of your veh cl tree your eiscons eat [certify that I have property performe the emissions test nc inspector, hereby certify that I ha licepbteny aie ve physically examined the manufacturer's vehicle iden ‘AUER ALi asthe lersigned duly appointed por vehigh described above ° Rg : 5 BUREAU OF VITAL ‘STATI! : DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; CITY OF CHICAGO. 3 REPORT OF BIRTH. = x es & 3 2 3 § 6 5 £ a z é 3 a Zé Enlistment Bonuses of up to $5,000 > Extra Income ‘+ For working only one weekend each month © And for the two-week annual training ‘+ Plus re-enlistment bonuses for certain jobs » Money for College and Vocational Training ‘© Montgomery GI Bill paying up to $250 per month for a fulltime student, with even ‘more money available for some MOS's + Federal Student Loan Repayment Program for up to $20,000 in student toans ‘Training and Education ‘© Military job training of your choice ‘+ No-cost Military Correspondence Courses to advance your Army career ‘© Courses in Leadership and Management to help you get promoted ‘+ CLEP and DANTES testing available + College credits for your Army training > Other Benefits + $200,000 of low-cost life insurance PX and Commissary shopping privileges ‘Availability of VA home loat Space-available travel on military aireraft for the entire US. > Income Tax Deduction of certain expenses > Job Protection while on Active Duty > Retirement Benefits with 20 years qualifying service ‘© Medical and dental care ‘+ PX and Commissary shopping privileges ‘+ Recreation facilities at military installations available to you worldwide ‘+ Space-available travel on military aircraft > Meeting friends that may be able to help you with your civilian job or career FITS ¥ MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL, ‘SPECIALTIES (MOS) IN THE 757" TRANSPORTATION BATTALION ‘88P - Railroad Equipment Repairer supervises or performs unit and direct-support/general support maintenance on diesel-electric locomotives and railway ears. ‘887 — Railway Section Repairer performs and ‘supervises maintenance of railway tracks, roadbeds, switches, fences, and other railway facilities. 88 — Railway Operations Crew supervises and/or ‘operates diesel-electric locomotives and related ‘equipment. Serves as erew member or break man in makeup and movement of railways, carstrains. Also dispatches trains, or operates railway stations, railway signal and switches, and controls train movement. ‘Some of the other MOS's that are in demand in the ‘757th Rail Battalion include: 4B - Welder 88H — Cargo Specialist ‘4B — Chemical Operations Special ‘TID - Legal Specialist 92G - Cook SIR - Electrician ‘92Y Supply Specialist 31U - Communications Specialist And there are more—just ask your recruiter! The Return Of The Railway WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Activation ceremonies of the only railway battalion in the Army were held here in June. The unit is the 757th Transportation Bn. (Railway). an Army Reserve unit based in Milwaukee. The 757th’s job Is to maintain and repair rolling stock, along with diesel locomo- tives and cranes. Maj. John Gannon, battalion commander, said military rail transport has been and is still a vitally important trans- portation asset. He traced rail transport history from the Civil Wer through the Korean Conflict "We have a mission as an integral part of the nation's defense,” he said. “We have a history we can be proud to be 4@ part of, and we have @ future.” — Capt. Mike Finnigan