About


Mission

  • Support the Soldiers of the 13th ESC
  • Maintain a tribute to the 13th ESC fallen
  • Help educate the 13th ESC family
  • Record and maintain the history of the 13th ESC
  • Be the 13th ESC Veteran connection
  • Link 13th ESC to the local community

Leadership

 

 

President – LTC (RET) Eric Marratta 

Eric D. Marratta is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Eastern Kentucky University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics.  He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Management from Colorado Technical University.  He served in various assignments across the United States, Germany, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  His culminating assignment was with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) as the Chief, Logistics Training and Advisory Team, Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Vice President – MSG (RET) Kirt Highberger

MSG (RET) Kirt Highberger entered the Army in March 1973 and served in a variety of enlisted leadership positions from Infantry squad leader to a senior enlisted advisor of III Corps G-2. He served in tactical, operational and strategic assignments culminating in his selection to attend and graduate from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 43 at Fort Bliss, TX. He retired from the US Army in 1995 and continued to serve the armed forces in many additional positions as a DoD contractor for and additional 17 years. Kirt is married to MRS Martina Highberger (nee Hugendiek) since 1977 and is the father of three children. They currently reside in Harker Heights and actively participate in several community organizations and events.

Treasurer – LTC (RET) – Robert “Bob” Parker – Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

Secretary – LTC (RET) Bob Rodefer

Bob Rodefer enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve in May 1984 as a Supply Specialist upon graduation from High School at Billings, Montana.  He graduated from Eastern Montana College in 1989, where he was also commissioned into the U.S. Army.   He served in various assignments across the United States, Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  His culminating assignment was with the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) as the Chief of Staff.   His education includes a Master of Science degree in Administration (Human Resources) from Central Michigan University.

jayCommunity Representative and Chairman, Corporate Membership – Mr. Jay Taggart

Jay Taggart was born and grew up in Belton, TX, graduating from Belton High School in 1968.  After graduating from Southwest Texas State University in 1972, he began a long sales career with Xerox Corporation.  Jay currently owns a Xerox Sales Agency in Belton. He and his wife Leah are long-time supporters of the 13th ESC and attached units at Ft. Hood.  They are 2007 inductees in the Ft. Hood Good Neighbor program, and charter members of the 13th COSCOM Association.

Chairman, Individual Membership – MAJ (RET) Erik Enyart – Bio coming soon!

 

 

Historian – LTC (RET) Rich “Ticker” Powell – Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

Board Member At Large – COL (RET) Tom Clady

Tom graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and was commissioned into the Regular Army, Transportation Corps in 1989.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, a Master of Science in Administration Degree from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He served in assignments across the United States; overseas in Panama, Korea, and the United Kingdom; and deployed to Somalia, Bosnia, and Iraq.  His culminating assignment was as the Chairman for the Strategic Research and Analysis Department at the U.S. Army War College.  He currently works as a Texas Realtor in the local area for ERA Colonial Real Estate.

Board Member At Large – Mr. Donnie Robinson – Bio coming soon!

 

 

Board Member At Large – COL (RET) Matt Melvin – Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

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Board Member At Large – LTC (RET) Bob Crouch

Bob Crouch grew up in a military family, and graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Tampa ROTC program, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1990. He has served in Army units across the United States, in Germany, and in Iraq. His culminating assignment was as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G5 (Chief of Plans), 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Tampa and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

 

Colomg-terry-command-photo-asus-version-2-16-dec-10-smallnel of the Regiment – MG (RET) Michael J. Terry

Major General (Retired) Michael J. Terry is a native of Dickson City, Pennsylvania and a 1979 graduate of The University of Scranton where he received his Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster branch.  MG Terry’s military education consists of the Quartermaster Basic and Advance Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and The Naval War College, where he received a Masters Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

MG Terry’s command assignments include: Commander Supply and Service Company, 4th Support Battalion (Main), 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) Wurzburg, Germany; Commander Support Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Carson Colorado; Commander 64th Corps Support Group (Forward), 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM), Ft. Hood, Texas, and deployed with the Group to Iraq supporting the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and V Corps units during the initial phase of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Assistant Division Commander (Support), 7th Infantry Division (Light), Ft. Carson, Colorado.  His first command as a General Officer was that as Commanding General, 13th COSCOM, later redesignated as the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Ft. Hood, Texas, where he deployed to New Orleans and Southwest Louisiana in support of humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and then to, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM rotation 06-08 (The Surge) where the 13th performed as the senior logistics command in Iraq, supporting Multi-National Corps – Iraq and Commanding General, US Army Security Assistance Command Ft Belvoir, Virginia.  MG Terry served as Commanding General 8th Theater Sustainment Command Ft. Shafter Hawaii, and culminated his 34 years of service as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command.

Sergeant Major of the Regiment – CSM (RET) Mark Joseph

Command Sergeant Major Mark D. Joseph is a graduate from Marion High School and a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  He enlisted in the United States Army in June 1981 at Houston, Texas Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (Motor Transport Operator) at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri.

His overseas tours include three tours to Germany, Desert Shield/Storm, Alaska, and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom II, Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08, and Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11).

His assignments includes Charlie Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; HHC, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Forward), Goeppingen, Germany; 150th Transportation Company, and HHD, 28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim, Germany; HHC, 4th Battalion 68th Armor, and 360th Transportation Company, Fort Carson, Colorado; 51st Transportation Company, Mannheim, Germany; 664th Ordnance Company (MOADS)(PLS); First Sergeant of HHD, 553rd Corps Support Battalion and 418th Transportation Company, Fort Hood, Texas; Senior Movement Coordinator, 172nd Infantry Brigade (Separate), First Sergeant of HHC, and Alpha Company, 172nd Support Battalion, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; ACofS G4 Sergeant Major, 1st Cavalry Division; Command Sergeant Major 115th Forward Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Command Sergeant Major, 1st Cavalry Division Support Command (DISCOM), Fort Hood, Texas; Command Sergeant Major 15th Sustainment Brigade; and Command Sergeant Major of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas.