On Oct. 4,†1950, 1st Logistical Command was activated as a planning headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga. During the Berlin Crisis of 1961, the 1st Logistical Command deployed to France. The unitís mission during this period was to organize a base logistics command to supervise seven depots and area port operations in western and southwestern France.
On May 12,†1952,†the unitís shoulder patch was approved. The familiar red, white and blue disc with the diagonal arrow pointing to 1030 hours symboling the fact that the mission is always accomplished before the eleventh hour.
On Aug. 11,†1962, the command returned to the United States and was assigned to the III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas. Upon redeployment, the unit resumed its training mission and participated in a wide range of logistical missions.
On April 1,†1965, 1st Logistical Command deployed to the Republic of Vietnam to serve as the logistics command and control headquarters for all units participating in that conflict. During its five-year stint in Southwest Asia, the strength of 1st Logistical Command grew to 50,000 Soldiers. The unit received five Meritorious Unit Commendations and three of its Soldiers earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.
During this conflict, 1st Logistical Command performed maintenance, supply and transportation functions with three area support commands and numerous brigade and group-sized units attached.
Following its successful tour in Vietnam, 1st Logistical Command redeployed to Fort Lee, Va. and was redesignated 1st Field Army Support Command on Dec. 7,†1970.
On June 22,†1972, the unit was redesignated 1st Corps Support Command and reassigned to XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.
In October 1983,†1st COSCOM deployed to Grenada in support of Operation Urgent Fury. The specifically tailored task force consisted mainly of Fort Bragg-based units. The 507th Transportation Group, 44th Medical Brigade, 46th Support Group and Special Troops Battalion provided multifunctional combat service support ranging from medical, postal, food and graves registration to explosives ordnance disposal.
1st COSCOM Soldiers deployed to U.S. Virgin Islands, as part of a humanitarian relief effort following Hurricane Hugo in September 1989. 1st COSCOM provided arrival/departure airfield control, organized and directed the movement of critically needed supplies and expedited the evacuation of stranded hurricane victims.
Beginning with night airborne assaults in the largest airborne operations since World War II, 1st COSCOM deployed Soldiers to Panama on Dec. 20, 1989, in support of Operation Just Cause. COSCOM was designated as the command and control headquarters for all combat support and combat service support operations for Army forces operating in Panama during Just Cause.