Army Logistics University

Theater Logistics Planners Program

Course Code:

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Modes and Duration:

Resident - 18 Weeks 2.0 Days

Recommended Credit:

American Council on Education (ACE) - In the graduate degree category, a total of 9 hours are recommended: 3 semester hours in logistics management, 3 in organizational management and 3 in managerial leadership. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in strategic management are recommended.

Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) is the cooperative degree program for the Theater Logistics Planners Program (TLog). VCU provides TLog graduates nine graduate level transfer credits toward their 30 hour MSCM program. VCU will provide a holistic academic evaluation of each student that applies to the VCU MSCM program.


The Theater Logistics Planners Program is the Army’s premier course for selected senior Company and Field Grade Officers, civilian logisticians and international students who will be positioned within the Army as multifunctional, joint, and multinational logistics problem solvers. This course targets logisticians at the Operational level while ensuring an understanding of Strategic logistics.

Special Information:

NOTE: On 25 July 2008, HQDA approved the award of the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) - (P1) for those Soldiers who have successfully completed the TLOG course on or after 1 August 2007.

This course is releasable to students from all requesting foreign countries without restrictions.



Nominees must have an actual or anticipated assignment to a managerial position in logistics. The nominee must have demonstrated a sincere desire for self-improvement through completion of college-level work in an accredited college or university. A four-year college degree from an accredited college or university is required. Nominees should possess a working-level competency in Microsoft Excel for instruction in Decision Sciences.

Commissioned Officers of U.S. military services must be O3 or above and have not less than 7 years and not more than 16 years of total commissioned service. U.S. Army officers must have completed or been awarded constructive credit for branch advanced courses and must have 3 years of anticipated active duty service remaining after completion of the course. The nominee should have a minimum of 3 years practical logistics experience. The nominee should be a graduate of the primary course(s) supporting the logistics specialty/specialties possessed. The nominee should have at least one of the following: Specialties 51, 53, 67, or specialties numbered 74 through 97 (described in AR 611-101). Nominated officers MUST comply with AR 600-9, The Army Weight Control Program.

Warrant Officers (CW3 and higher) can attend the course on a "by exception" basis. Warrant Officers interested in attending TLog or participating in the TLog/FIT cooperative degree program should submit their application packet to the TLog Course Director. The ALU President is the final authority for any Warrant Officer attendance at TLog.  Warrant Officers who are approved to attend both TLog and FIT should then contact the Logistics Warrant Officer Branch at HRC.

Active component officers should contact their branch assignment officer at HRC Alexandria to initiate the process to attend TLog. Reserve component officers in the Army Reserve should contact their HRC St. Louis branch assignment officers. ARNG officers will submit their applications via the unit training officer, state or territory Plans, Ops and Training Office (POTO).

Civilian Personnel: Civilian nominees must be in grade GS-13 or above with career status and have 5 years of cumulative experience in military logistics or closely related industrial experience. They must have demonstrated high potential for development as evidenced by their career evaluations and specific awards and recognition directly related to logistics accomplishments. The nominee should be in one of the following career fields: 13, Supply Management; 17, Materiel Maintenance Management; 20, Quality Assurance; 24, Transportation; 26, Manpower and Force Management; or 33, Ammunition. The following series apply: 301, 334, 340, 343, 346, 1101, 1152, 1601, 1670, 1710, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2030, 2032, 2050, 2101, 2130, or 2150. TLog is an integral part of the Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS), enrolling and completing graduation requirements may greatly enhance career progression in the major logistics fields of Supply Management, Materiel Maintenance Management, and Transportation Management.

NOTE: Special enrollment procedures for TLog are described on page 2 of ALU's Website Course Catalog at

Contact Information:

Registration Assistance:

Contact: ALU Registrar
Phone: (804) 765-4152/4149/4122
DSN:            539-4152/4149/4122

Course Director (Instruction):

Phone: (804) 765-4317
DSN:            539-4317

Course Director (Curriculum):

Phone: (804) 765-4752
DSN:            539-4752

Mailing address: 

Army Logistics University
ATTN: 8A-F17
562 Quarters Road
Building 12420
Fort Lee, VA 23801-1705


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