Fort Riley, Kansas



‘Devil’ brigade logistician earns Army Sustainment Command award

By Capt. Jonathan Camire | 1ST ABCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS | December 08, 2017

     Bobby White, the Brigade Logistics Support Team Logistics management specialist for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, earned the Army Sustainment Command 2016 Linda J. Villar Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year award Nov. 21.

     “This award is the highest award we present within the Army Sustainment Command Logistics Assistance Program,” said Bob Coffey, acting director and deputy director of the Army Sustainment Command Logistics Assistance Program. “Being presented this award means that you have gone above and beyond to provide excellent logistics support to your supported units, of which Bobby has done.”

      Coffey, the first recipient of the award in 2006, was the presenter of the award 10 years later.

     “I love what I do,” White said. “I love supporting the warfighters and try to help them learn to get the parts they need. Going away from my family is the hardest thing to do, but them being here to see me earn this award is humbling.”

      White deployed to South Korea in October 2016 to June 2017 in support of 1st ABCT’s operations to deter North Korean aggression.

     White is “a true professional, and has respect and trust for what he does,” said Lt. Col. Zachary Miller, commander of Army Field Support Battalion, Fort Riley. “This award is truly a recognition to his character.”

      White is a native of Louisiana, and retired from the Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 2006. He has more than 25 years of federal service.