Founded in 1956, the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) provides critical logistics support to enhance the operations of every U.S. Military command.
Headquartered at Virginia's Fort Eustis, SDDC is charged with overseeing global surface deployment command and distribution operations to meet America's national security objectives. Managing 25 water ports worldwide, SDDC directs the movement of 3.7 million tons of ocean cargo and handles 600,000 domestic-freight shipments annually. Providing highly responsive transportation and logistics support, SDDC plays a pivotal role in advancing the mission of the world's largest and most sophisticated military force.
This coin pays tribute to the skill and efficiency demonstrated by all members of the U.S. Army's Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and salutes their commitment to moving America's military forward.
The obverse features the official Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, which contains a white arrow - symbolizing the fast-moving, forward-oriented nature of the SDDC's work - set against a green field, which represents the "Go," "Can Do" spirit of the command. The reverse contains the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Distinctive Unit Insignia, which bears the inscription: "Serving the Armed Forces."
Minted in a brass alloy and finished in antique bronze, this coin contains colorful enamel highlights throughout. Each coin comes packaged with a detailed header card that describes the mission and history of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command.