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Mr. Joseph Scheff

Deputy to the Commander

Deputy to the Commander

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Scheff serves as the deputy to the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade.

As the DCO, Mr. Scheff is the senior Department of the Army Civilian within the brigade and assists the commander in integrating, synchronizing, and directing all aspects of the AFSB’s theater logistics, sustainment, and technology in the 405th AFSB areas of operations to deliver immediate readiness to the U.S. European Command and the U.S. Africa Command, maintain Army Prepositioned Stocks, and execute world-class Logistics Readiness Center operations.

Mr. Scheff’s accomplishments as the 405th AFSB DCO include leading U.S. Army logistics and sustainment capabilities, and support to multinational partner nations across the European and African theaters of operation. He directly oversees the LRC installation logistics support, the integration and focus of U.S. Army Materiel Command’s enterprise capabilities, and the management of APS across Europe and Africa.

Mr. Scheff’s experience in Army logistics, sustainment, and maintenance spans several decades starting as a WG-08 electronic mechanic before progressing within his career. He has gone on to hold senior leadership positions with U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, where he led the creation of depot maintenance capabilities forward at the point of need, managed the execution of over $230 million of operation and maintenance annually, and submitted and defended over $4.2 billion in requirements across the future years defense program. He served in numerous leadership positions at Tobyhanna Army Depot and served in Headquarters, Department of the Army, G-4 (Logistics). Prior to becoming the 405th AFSB DCO, Mr. Scheff served as the DCO for Army Field Support Battalion-Mannheim where he helped lead the first-ever no-notice APS issue of a full Armored Brigade Combat Team in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Mr. Scheff previously served as a technical support manager for a large county-wide emergency 911 communications network and as a professional broadcast engineer with a local public broadcasting television and radio station.

Mr. Scheff is the recipient of numerous Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and Meritorious Civilian Service Medal awards and special recognition from the city of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for his outstanding service in emergency restoration of police and fire/emergency medical services communications systems.

Mr. Scheff graduated cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in organization leadership with a focus on labor studies and employment relations. Additionally, Mr. Scheff has completed numerous senior leader courses with the Army Management Staff College.

Mr. Scheff is a native of Pennsylvania. He is married and has one daughter.