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596th Transportation Brigade
"Ironclad Brigade"


Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point
6820 Sunny Point Road, SE
Southport, NC  28461-7800

Comm:  910-457-8000
DSN:  488-8000



The 596th Transportation Brigade integrates and synchronizes surface deployment and distribution capabilities west of the Rockies and executes port operations at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) and strategic seaports along the West Coast and Alaska to move, deploy, and sustain the Armed Forces.  Serves as installation commander for MOTSU and MOTCO in order to ensure ready and resilient infrastructure to project ammunition globally.



​833rd Transportation Battalion
PO Box 339500, MS 64
9501 Rainier Drive
JBLM, WA 98433-9500
​834th Transportation Battalion/ MOTCO
410 Norman Avenue
Concord, California 94520-1142

Comm:  253-967-2660
DSN:  357-2660

BN CDR:  LTC John Smith
BN CSM:  SGM David Franklin

Comm:  925-246-4103
DSN:  686-4103

BN CDR:  LTC Kyle Brown
BN CSM:  SGM Nancy Sainz



MOTSU: Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, Sunny Point, NC is the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s East Coast strategic ammunition port, and is DOD’s primary ammunition seaport supporting the European, African and Middle Eastern areas of operation.

MOTCO: Military Ocean Terminal Concord, located in Concord, CA is the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s West Coast strategic ammunition port. MOTCO is the DOD’s primary ammunition seaport supporting the Pacific area of operation.


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Brigade Commander

COL Chad Blacketer

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Brigade CSM

CSM Charlie Gordon

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