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 will have an actual or anticipated assignment to a managerial position in logistics. The nominee’s application must indicate a sincere desire for self-improvement that is demonstrated through the completion of a four-year degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.  Nominees must possess a working-level competency in Microsoft Excel in order to fully participate in TLog’s instruction in the Decision Sciences.

Personnel who wish to attend the TLog cooperative Masters Degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) must apply and be accepted to VCU before HRC will select them to attend either program. The VCU web site provides specific requirements for acceptance.

Commissioned Officers of U.S. military services must be O-3 or above and have completed not less than 7 years and not more than 16 years of total commissioned service. US 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. Nominees should have a minimum of 3 years practical logistics experience. Nominees should be a graduate of the primary course(s) supporting the logistics specialty/specialties possessed. Nominees should hold 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.

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).

Warrant Officers and Sergeants Major may attend the course on a "by exception" basis. Warrant Officers must be in the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 2 promotable or higher. Warrant Officers and Sergeants Major interested in attending TLog or participating in the TLog/VCU cooperative degree program should submit their request for exception/application packet to the TLog Course Director for Curriculum. Packets must include: a letter of recommendation, ORB/NCORB, last 3 annual performance reports, and college transcript(s). The ALU President is the final authority for any Warrant Officer or Sergeant Major attendance at TLog. Warrant Officers or Sergeants Major approved to attend both TLog and the VCU cooperative program should then contact the Logistics Warrant Officer Branch or Logistics NCO Branch, respectively, at HRC.

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. Nominee should be serving 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 in the Admissions page 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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