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    Update: 13th SC(E) commander promoted to brigadier general

    13th SC(E) commander promoted to brigadier general

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Jason Thompson | Janie Fogg places the rank of brigadier general onto her husband, Rodney Fogg,...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Jason Thompson 

    13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted a promotion ceremony in honor of their commander Sept. 18 at the command's Hildner Field.

    During the ceremony, Col. Rodney Fogg was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. His wife, Janie, daughters, Rachal, Katie and Erin, and father, Ray, were on hand to instill Fogg’s new rank on his uniform.

    “It was an honor to promote Rodney,” said Ray Fogg, who previously served as a noncommissioned officer in the Marine Corps. “I’ve always told Rodney that he could accomplish anything if he set out to do so.”

    Brig. Gen. Fogg said that he is always honored to have his family present for these special moments and was quick to credit his family for his success.

    “My parents had a strong influence in my success, as a result of their mentorship and the strong upbringing I had as a child,” said the newly promoted Fogg. “My wife, Janie, and my daughters, they’ve been the greatest in helping support me in my career through the years, and I could not have made it this far without them.”

    Brig. Gen. Fogg is a native of Castlewood, Virginia. He received his bachelor's degree from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps from East Tennessee State University in 1987.

    During his 27 years in the Army, Brig. Gen. Fogg has served as a platoon leader and battalion personnel officer with the 19th Maintenance Battalion, Giessen, West Germany; company commander of the 102nd Quartermaster Company (POL), 561st Corps Support Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; logistics officer for the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, Georgia.

    Additionally, he’s served as the materiel readiness officer at 101st Airborne Division Support Command, followed by the support operations and executive officer of the 526th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Campbell. Following his time At Fort Campbell, Brig. Gen. Fogg served as the international logistics officer, executive assistant, and chief of logistics plans for U.S. Pacific Command, Camp Smith, Hawaii.

    He has held several positions of command including 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Richardson, Alaska; 49th Quartermaster Group (POL) at Fort Lee, Virginia; and now the 13th SC(E).

    Brig. Gen. Fogg has deployed to Somalia in support of Operation Provide Hope, Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy, and twice to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Currently, Fogg is leading the 13th SC(E) as the unit prepares for its next mission to serve as the logistics hub for the Central Command area of operations when they deploy to Kuwait later this year.

    He said that he hopes to instill some of his leadership philosophy into his command as they prepare for their upcoming deployment.

    “When we get ready to go out the door, I want to make sure that my Soldiers are disciplined and trained, ready for any task that comes our way,” said Fogg. “When you’re not disciplined, you start to get complacent, start making mistakes, and that’s when you start getting hurt and are unable to perform your mission.”

    Video highlights are available at the 13th SC(E) DVIDS page at



    Date Taken: 09.18.2014
    Date Posted: 09.18.2014 18:48
    Story ID: 142636
    Location: FORT HOOD, TX, US 
    Hometown: CASTLEWOOD, VA, US

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