News: 1st TSC welcomes Gladiator 6 at Fort Bragg
Story by Stephenie Tatum
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – With the ceremonial passing of the battalion’s colors, Lt. Col. Landis C. Maddox, assumed command of the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) “Gladiators” July 8 in front of the command headquarters here.
In a traditional ceremony, Maddox received the colors from Maj. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, commanding general, 1st TSC, signifying he accepted responsibility and authority of the battalion.
Williams presided over the ceremony and thanked Lt. Col. David W. Seed, outgoing battalion commander, for his commitment and service to the 1st TSC. He also recognized Seed’s wife, Julie, for her continued support and dedication to the Soldiers and Families.
“Dave, you can be justifiably proud of the legacy of support that you are leaving behind, confident that you have left the unit better than you found it, and that you have created a launching pad for this unit to reach even greater heights,” said Williams.
In welcoming Maddox, Williams recognized his knowledge, leadership characteristics, and experiences. He challenged Maddox to carry on the battalion’s success.
“Landis, you have my full faith and confidence as you take this unit forward and build the next chapter of our illustrious history. I welcome you and your family to the First Team. I wish you the best of luck and I know that you will be a great commander for the Gladiator battalion,” said Williams.
Maddox expressed his gratitude and said he looks forward to leading the battalion, and serving as a member of the First Team and its proud heritage.
“To the Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers in the formation - you look great and I look forward to the days ahead … Sir, Gladiator Six signs on,” he said.
Maddox last assignment was at U.S. Forces Korea, in Yongsan, where he served as the J4 Petroleum branch chief for the Logistics Operations Division and the J4 chief of current operations. Maddox, and his wife, Lt. Col. Yolanda Maddox, commander of the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, have two children.
Maddox received his commission into the Quartermaster Corps from the United States Military Academy in 1996. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University, and a Master of Business in Executive Management from Frederick Taylor University.
His military education includes: Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, Petroleum Officer Course, Support Operations Course, Joint Planners Course, Joint Logistics Officer Course, and Command and General Staff College.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with six Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral six. He has also been awarded the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and is a recipient of the Order of Saint Martin.
(The 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) provides Single Sustainment Mission Command to Army, Joint, and Multinational Forces in support of U.S. Central Command Unified Land Operations in order to enable the combatant commander’s ability to prevent, shape, and win our nation’s wars.)
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