Army Sustainment March - April 2015

Army G–4Setting a Theater: Establishing Transit Center Mihail Kogălniceanu

Synchronizing Sustainment Efforts in a Time of Change

The Army G–4 staff is using several approaches to generate focus, synchronize efforts, and make the most efficient use of limited resources. Download this article.

FeaturesSustaining Reconnaissance

Globally Responsive Logistics

How will the logistician of tomorrow manage distribution and materiel to apply the priorities outlined in the Army 2020 and Beyond Sustainment White Paper? Download this article.


Improving Efficiency in Expeditionary Movement Control

Putting full responsibility for logistics movements back in the hands of the movement control battalion can save money and expedite shipments. Download this article.


Logistics and the (Lost?) Art of Red Teaming

The authors consider two key dimensions of trust: reputation and vulnerability. Download this article.

OperationsThe Korean Service Corps Battalion

Retrograde Sort Yard Operations

At the Bagram Airfield retrograde sort yard, the 803rd Quartermaster Company collected, retrograded, redistributed, and disposed of excess Army materiel. Download this article.

OperationsEngineer Sustainment in Afghanistan

Scrap, Transfer, or Retrograde

Soldiers at retrograde sort yards in Afghanistan sorted and inventoried containers, processed materiel for retrograde, and shipped equipment to be put back into the Army supply system. Download this article.

Training and Education

Strategic Studies Fellows Program: Broadening Seminars for Army Leaders

One of the first warrant officers to attend the HQDA Strategic Broadening Seminars reflects on the lessons he learned. Download this article.

Training and Education

Logistics for Pacific Pathways: Malaysia

The Keris Strike portion of the Pacific Pathways exercise provided logisticians from the 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, with valuable lessons about supporting a combined task force. Download this article.

Q&APreparing to be the Single Sustainment Brigade in Afghanistan

Sustainment and the Army Operating Concept

Sustainment and the Army Operating Concept This Q&A with the commander of the Army Training and Doctrine Command highlights how sustainment training and operations will support the future fight. Download this article.


Army Transformation and the Role of Tables of Distribution and Allowances

Tables of distribution and allowances can be used to experiment with new unit structures and mission sets, leverage emerging technologies, and document unique equipment sets. Download this article.

FeaturesThe Korean Service Corps Battalion

Responsible Retrograde in Afghanistan

The last unit that acted as the U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element in Afghanistan provides tips for successful retrograde operations. Download this article.


Base Closure Assistance Team: A Valuable Resource for Closing FOBs

The base closure assistance team helped forward operating base leaders determine the disposition of equipment and real property as they prepared to leave Afghanistan. Download this article.

OperationsEngineer Sustainment in Afghanistan

The Mobile Container Assessment Team

The U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element used the mobile container assessment team to maintain container accountability. Download this article.


SPO Transportation’s Support of Retrograde Operations

The support operations transportation section was critical in moving retrograded equipment from Afghanistan. Download this article.

ToolsEngineer Sustainment in Afghanistan

Deploying the Global Combat Support System–Army to the JRTC

Lessons learned from two infantry brigade combat teams may benefit units deploying GCSS–Army to JRTC in the near future. Download this article.

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Soldiers from the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion wait for the chance to reunite with their friends and families at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 18, 2014, after completing their U.S. Central Command Materiel Recovery Element mission in Afghanistan. (Photo by John Pennell)

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