☷405th AFSB CSM set to assume responsibility of 21st TSC
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Command Sgt . Maj . Kofie Primus will culminate his command time with the 405th AFSB during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony scheduled for 1 p . m . May 26 at Armstrong’s Club in Vogelweh , and will officially assume responsibility as the command sergeant major of 21st TSC from Command Sgt . Major Sean Howard June 3 at 10 a . m . on NCO Parade Field , Daenner Kaserne . KAISERSLAUTERN , Germany – The command sergeant major of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade has been selected to become the next command sergeant major of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command , Europe’s lead organization for all sustainment activities including logistics support , transportation , combat sustainment , finance , human resources and contracting as well as military police , combat engineers and medical . Command Sgt . Maj . Kofie Primus will culminate his command time with the 405th AFSB during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony scheduled for 1 p . m . May 26 at Armstrong’s Club in Vogelweh , and will officially assume responsibility as the command sergeant major of 21st TSC from Command Sgt . Major Sean Howard June 3 at 10 a . m . on NCO Parade Field , Daenner Kaserne . Primus served as the command sergeant major for the 405th AFSB since December 2020 . During his tenure , the 405th AFSB conducted a full spectrum of support operations across Europe and Africa to include supporting two DEFENDER - Europe exercises , supporting Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome and supporting the current Assure and Deter mission in Europe now . Command Sgt . Maj . Kofie Primus , the command sergeant major of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade , meets with Soldiers from the 74th Multi - Role Bridge Company April 29 to discuss how the Equipment Configuration and Hand - off Area issue at Radom , Poland , is progressing . Last August , the 405th AFSB supported thousands of evacuees from Afghanistan arriving to Kaiserslautern as part of Operation Allies Refuge and Operation Allies Welcome . Using its Logistics Civil Augmentation Program , the 405th AFSB increased life support capabilities at Rhine Ordnance Barracks to accommodate thousands of evacuees and established life support operations in Kosovo for even more . Ultimately , the 405th AFSB supported over 22 , 000 Afghan evacuees transitioning through Europe to the United States . In February , in order to deter further aggression by Russia against U . S . Allies and partner nations in Europe and at the direction of U . S . European Command , the 405th AFSB fully activated all of its APS - 2 sites for the first time in the brigade’s history and prepared , staged , moved and issued thousands of APS - 2 equipment sets , trucks and armored vehicles to multiple units deployed to Europe from the United States to include an entire armored brigade combat team . In addition , the 405th AFSB provided vital life support using its LOGCAP capabilities to thousands of deployed U . S . forces at multiple locations across Europe . Primus enlisted into the Army in September 1999 and completed Basic Training and Advance Individual Training at Fort Knox , Kentucky , earning the military occupational specialty of Bradley Fighting Vehicle turret mechanic . Command Sgt . Maj . Kofie Primus provided ceremonial remarks at the first Basic Leader Course graduation ceremony in U . S . Army Europe and Africa for Fiscal Year 2022 . The command sergeant major of the 405th AFSB spoke to 216 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy BLC graduates , to include six international students , at Rose Barracks Theater in Vilseck , Germany , U . S . Army Garrison Bavaria , Nov . 5 . Primus’ duty positions and assignments include: senior track mechanic , 1st Battalion , 3rd Air Defense Regiment , Fort Stewart , Georgia; shop foreman , 5th Squadron , 7th Cavalry Regiment , Fort Stewart , Georgia; drill sergeant , 1st Battalion , 81st Armor Regiment , Fort Knox , Kentucky; Bradley Fighting Vehicle System supervisor , 6th Squadron , 8th Cavalry Regiment , Fort Stewart , Georgia; senior small group instructor , 3rd Infantry Division , Noncommissioned Officer Academy , Fort Stewart , Georgia; quality assurance technical inspector , 2nd Battalion , 401st Army Field Support Brigade - Kuwait , Camp Arifjan , Kuwait; senior track mechanic observer controller trainer , 1st Battalion , 290th Field Artillery Regiment , Camp Atterbury , Indiana; operation NCO OC/T , 205th Infantry Brigade , Camp Atterbury , Indiana; first sergeant , Echo Forward Support Company , 2nd ( UH - 60 Assault ) Battalion , 25th Aviation Regiment , Wheeler Army Airfield , Hawaii; senior maintenance supervisor , 25th Combat Aviation Brigade , Wheeler Army Airfield , Hawaii , and command sergeant major , 426th Brigade Support Battalion , 1st Brigade Combat Team , 101st Airborne Division ( Air Assault ) , Fort Campbell , Kentucky . Primus’ combat deployments include Operation Iraqi Freedom I and VII , Operation Enduring Freedom ( Consolidation III ) , Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Inherent Resolve . His military education includes: U . S . Army Sergeants Major Academy Nonresident Course Class 44 , Battalion Pre - Command Course , Master Leaders Course , Battle Staff Course , Company Commander/First Sergeant Course , Senior Leaders Course , Advanced Leaders Course , Basic Leaders Course , Drill Sergeant Course , Master Resilience Trainer Course , Small Group Instructor Training Course , and the Air Assault Course . Command Sgt . Maj . Kofie Primus , the 405th Army Field Support Brigade’s command sergeant major , is briefed by Maj . Sherry Childs , the Army Field Support Battalion - Benelux Support Operations officer , on the Army Prepositioned Stocks - 2 issue mission at the Equipment Configuration Handling Area , in Tapa Barracks , Estonia , during DEFENDER - Europe 21 . He holds a Master of Science in Leadership ( cum laude graduate ) , a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor in Business Administration ( magna cum laude graduate ) from Trident University International . He holds a certification as a master logistician from the International Society of Logistics . He is also a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and the Honorable Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe . Primus’ awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal , six Meritorious Service Medals , the Joint Service Commendation Medal with “C” device , six Army Commendation Medals , eight Army Achievement Medals , seven Army Good Conduct Medals , the National Defense Service Medal , the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal , the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars , the Iraq Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars , the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star , the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal , the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal , five Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons , the Army Service Ribbon , five Overseas Service Ribbon , and the NATO Medal . His badges include the Drivers Badge ( W ) , the Mechanic Badge , the Drill Sergeant Badge , the Air Assault Badge and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge ( Silver ) . He is a native of Trinidad and Tobago , and is married and has four children .
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