News | Aug. 5, 2016

Susquehanna distribution center welcomes new commander

By Jessica Roman DLA Distribution Public Affairs

Army Col. Brad Eungard assumed command of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pa., in a ceremony on Aug. 5.  The ceremony was officiated by DLA Distribution commander Army Brig. Gen. John Laskodi.

Laskodi welcomed Eungard to DLA Distribution, saying, “The United States military is blessed with an incredibly deep bench and as one great leadership team departs, another arrives to replace them.  Colonel Brad Eungard is a gifted leader and the right person to continue the strong and outstanding leadership that Corey [New] has brought to DLA Distribution Susquehanna.”

Eungard hails from Ohio. He was a 1994 Distinguished Military Graduate from the John Carroll University Army Reserved Officer Training Corps program, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. In 2002, he received a master’s degree in Air Mobility/Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology. In 2010, he completed the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, earning a master’s degree in National Strategy and Joint Campaign Planning.  He recently completed a U.S. Army War College fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, where he studied Supply Chain Management.

After receiving his commission, Eungard began his career as a transportation officer. Following the Transportation Officer Basic Course, he served as a platoon leader in the Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion in Mannheim, Germany. He then served on the 37th Transportation Command Staff as adjutant, then as operations officer deployed to Croatia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor, and finally as the executive officer for the headquarters and headquarters company in Kaiserslautern, Germany. After completing the Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, he moved to Fort Bragg, N.C., and served in three positions: assistant S-3, 330th Movement Control Battalion; S-3 officer, 7th Transportation Battalion; and company commander, 403rd Cargo Transfer Company (Airborne).

Following graduate school attendance, he served in the Pentagon as a Department of the Army G-4 logistics staff officer until January 2005, when he deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, and served as the deputy corps transportation officer for the XVIII Airborne Corps (Multi-National Corps – Iraq HQ) during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then moved to Hohenfels, Germany, and served in multiple positions, first as the S-3 officer, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels; then as the executive officer, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment; and finally as the S-4 officer, Operations Group, Joint Multinational Readiness Center.

Eungard then attended JAWS in Norfolk, Va., followed by an assignment as the executive officer to the deputy commanding general/chief of staff, Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe, Va. Eungard then returned to Germany to command the 172nd Support Battalion, 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade, in Schweinfurt, Germany, and deployed with the battalion to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. After his battalion command, Eungard served on the U.S. European Command J-4 staff as the Strategy and Engagement branch chief then also as the Plans and Exercises branch chief.

Eungard’s military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic and Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Air Force’s Advanced Study of Air Mobility, Intermediate Level Education completion through the JAWS program (combined Joint Military Professional Education Levels 1 and 2), and Senior Service College completion as a U.S. Army War College Fellow at MIT.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, NATO Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.