Army Sustainment January - February 2014

Logistics Challenges in AFRICOMHelping African Union Forces with Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia

Helping African Union Forces With Peacekeeping Operations in Somalia

Through a building partner capacity program, the U.S. Africa Command has enabled East African nations to be better prepared to confront their national security threats. Download this article.

Logistics Challenges in AFRICOMAdaptive Logistics in Africa: Southern Accord 12

Adaptive Logistics in Africa: Southern Accord 12

A flexible logistics support model and adaptive deployment methods enabled an exercise focused on humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, peacekeeping, and aeromedical evacuation operations. Download this article.

FocusMG Wyche

Sustainment’s Next Challenge: Strategic Landpower

The Army is in a significant period of transformation. Its mission, focus, and resources are shifting to meet the needs of a global environment unlike any we have ever faced. Download this article.

Commentary

The “Clausewitz” of Logistics: Henry E. Eccles

The authors ask the logistics community to think about who might be the Henry Eccles of today. It is clear that we will need him or her to face the challenges that await us and, more importantly, the next generation of logisticians in the years ahead. Download this article.

CommentaryStrategic Landpower for the Company Commander

Strategic Landpower for the Company Commander

In order to navigate through the complexities in front of us, the Army needs capable, adaptable leaders now more than ever who champion the Army’s strategic purpose and goals. Download this article.

OperationsMission-Critical Support for Special Operations Forces

Mission-Critical Support for Special Operations Forces

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and contractors work together to deliver responsive logistics support to special operations forces in eastern Afghanistan. Download this article.

Training and Education A Decisive Action Training Environment for Lieutenants

A Decisive Action Training Environment for Lieutenants

Bringing quartermaster, transportation, and ordnance lieutenants together in one exercise is resulting in a rich training opportunity for Basic Officer Leader Course students at the Army Logistics University. Download this article.

Tools

Army Sustainment Command’s Role in Replacing the Standard Army Retail Supply System
With GCSS–Army

The Army Sustainment Command shares lessons learned and tools for a successful transition to the Global Combat Support
System–Army. Download this article.

HistoryThe Marine Corps’ Development of Aerial Delivery in Nicaragua Between 1912 and 1933

The Marine Corps’ Development of Aerial Delivery in Nicaragua Between 1912 and 1933

In August 1912, in response to fears of a revolution and the inability of the Nicaraguan government to protect the lives of American citizens working and living in the country, the president of Nicaragua, Adolfo Díaz, requested U.S. assistance to provide “protection to all the inhabitants of the Republic.” Download this article.

Logistics Challenges in AFRICOMOvercoming Logistics Challenges in East Africa

Overcoming Logistics Challenges in East Africa

The Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa has established a presence in East Africa to strengthen organic security capabilities, prevent conflict, and build partner-nation capacity. Download this article.

Logistics Challenges in AFRICOM

Enhancing Self-Sufficiency in Central Africa

Exercise Central Accord 13 helped Cameroon and surrounding nations bolster capabilities to support disaster response and peace by enhancing their logistics capacity and medical readiness. Download this article.

SpectrumUsing the Gap Reduction Model to Analyze Military Logistics Support

Using the Gap Reduction Model to Analyze Military Logistics Support

The Gap Reduction Model is a framework for analyzing and evaluating logistics support required by operating forces. Download this article.

Commentary

Changing Personnel Readiness Reporting to Measure Capability

This article explains the Army’s personnel readiness reporting process and its unintended consequences and proposes changing one of the personnel metrics that the Army uses. Download this article.

Commentary

Army Garrison Operations for 2014 and Beyond

As the Army shifts from regular deployments to steady garrison operations, its success depends on managing effective maintenance programs, optimizing resources and allocations, and developing leadership fundamentals. Download this article.

FeaturesAccounting for Government Furnished Property

Accounting for Government Furnished Property

This article defines the government furnished property problem, addresses its importance, and lays out the Army’s way ahead. Download this article.

Operations53rd Transportation Battalion Provides 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade Support

53rd Transportation Battalion Provides 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade Support

Months of planning and preparation go into producing the presidential inaugural parade. Download this article.

Training and EducationIntelligence Support Teams’ Support to Logistics Organizations

Intelligence Support Teams’ Support to Logistics Organizations

Company and battalion intelligence support teams can provide the additional intelligence support needed for brigade support and combat sustainment support battalion operations. Download this article.

Tools

Fort Bliss Sustainment Mission Command

Fort Bliss is employing the sustainment mission command center concept to find solutions for executing rear area sustainment and operating in garrison the same way Soldiers do in theater. Download this article.

Tools

Saving Money by Linking Avenger Requirements With Nonorganic Support

When changes to the 101st Sustainment Brigade’s manning reduced its ability to service Avengers, it looked to a nearby aviation support battalion for help—saving the Army money in the process. Download this article.

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Staff Sgt. Patrick Stevens, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Kansas Army National Guard, listens as a Djiboutian translator points out areas of interest during a Jan. 27, 2012, patrol with the Djiboutian military forces in support of Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa missions. (Photo by Master Sgt. Hector Garcia)


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