Based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (MSDDC) is the United States Army component of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and is responsible for surface deployment and distribution of cargo and materiel within the Department of Defense’s global transportation system. To fulfill its motto of “Serving the Armed Forces,” in a typical year the MSDDC oversees and directs the movement of close to 4 million measurement tons (a measurement ton is volume based, equaling 40 cubic U.S. feet) of ocean cargo in and out of two dozen ports, utilizing the 10,000 containers and 1300-plus railroad cars it owns outright to facilitate the movement.

Other components of USTRANSCOM are the Navy’s Military Sealift Command and the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command. USTRANSCOM also manages the Joint Operational Support Airlift Center and the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, which is tasked with providing “mission-tailored, ready joint capability packages to combatant commanders” (per Wikipedia).

If you are picking up the Distinctive Unit Insignia, or unit crest, for the U.S. Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command today, you might very well be interested in the MSDDC’s Combat Service Identification Badge or the Command’s Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, or unit patch.

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