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NEWS | Sept. 26, 2022

One of the Pentagon's top logistics leaders visits 405th AFSB

By Cameron Porter 405th Army Field Support Brigade

The deputy director of readiness, strategy and operations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics (G-4), U.S. Army, visited the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, Sept. 23.

Army Brig. Gen. Michelle Donahue received a briefing from 405th AFSB leaders and staff on the brigade’s new Army Prepositioned Stocks-2 site, which is under construction in Powidz, Poland, as well as 405th AFSB DEFENDER-Europe 23 support, the Army's Central Issue Facility reform initiative and the 405th AFSB's plan to implement the changes, brigade fiscal year 2023 funding requirements, the Tele-Maintenance Distribution Cell-Ukraine, and more.

Donahue will next visit the 405th AFSB's APS-2 site and TDC-U in Poland.

Before serving as one of the Pentagon's top logistics leaders, Donahue was the 56th Quartermaster School Commandant from June 2020 to June 2022.

A distinguished military graduate, Donahue received her commission in the Quartermaster Corps from Duke University in 1996. She also holds advanced degrees from Georgetown University and the National Defense University.

During more than 25 years of service, Donahue has been afforded many unique experiences and opportunities with the 1st Infantry Division, the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, the 593rd Sustainment Brigade, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment and the 16th Sustainment Brigade in Germany, where she served as the brigade commander.

Other significant assignments include chief of the Logistics Division in the Force Development Directorate for the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff G-8, and special assistant to the 37th Chief of Staff of the Army and the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, among others.

The 405th AFSB is assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command and under the operational control of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, U.S. Army Europe and Africa. The brigade is headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and provides materiel enterprise support to U.S. Forces throughout Europe and Africa – providing theater sustainment logistics; synchronizing acquisition, logistics and technology; and leveraging the U.S. Army Materiel Command materiel enterprise to support joint forces. For more information on the 405th AFSB, visit the official website and the official Facebook site.