Kansas Adjutant General's Department
287th Sustainment Brigade


287th Sustainment Brigade Mission

Plan, prepare, execute and assess combat service support operations within a corps or division area of operations. On order, conduct stability operations in support of federal missions and provide Military Assistance to Civil Authorities for state and local missions. The 287th Sustainment Brigade is the largest brigade-level headquarters in the state and commands three subordinate battalions.

Command Leadership and Unit Structure

Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Anderson Lt. Col. Thomas Foster

The unit commander is Lt. Col. Thomas Foster. The senior noncommissioned officer is Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Anderson.

The unit is composed of the following;

- 287th Special Troops Battalion, Hays

- 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Olathe


Recent Unit Highlights

287th Sustainment Brigade unit crest

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 287th SB, completed relocation from the Wichita East Armory to the Heartland Preparedness Center during September. The Heartland Preparedness Center houses HHC, 287th SB; Detachment 2, 731st Transportation Company; and Detachment 1, 242nd Engineer Company. The Wichita RSP site has relocated to the new armory and a portion of the Kansas National Guard Medical Detachment is also scheduled to move in. The Heartland Preparedness Center was unveiled to the public in an open house on March 21. Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer; Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general, and several other local and state dignitaries attended the event.

In July, the brigade conducted Army Force Generation available year training in addition to multiple Military Decision Making Process exercises for future mission command events.

As part of the Kansas-Armenia Partnership for Peace initiative, the 287th sent two teams to train Armenian military members on staff operations and logistics to assist with their certification to meet NATO standards and participate in peacekeeping operations around the world.

Soldiers supported the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 (Warfighter Overseas Deployment Training) in the city of Daegu, Korea.

Activated soldiers during poor weather conditions in three locations around the state to support civil authorities, as necessary.



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