Army Sustainment November-December 2015

Army G–4Setting the Theater: Planning Today Provides Options for Tomorrow

Setting the Theater: Planning Today Provides Options for Tomorrow

The Army G–4 staff has undertaken a number of expeditionary-focused initiatives to improve the Army’s ability to set theaters and meet global requirements. Download this article.

FeaturesSetting and Supporting the Theater

Setting and Supporting the Theater

The Army’s “set the theater” core competency helps to shape the operational environment, deter aggression, and establish the conditions necessary for carrying out strategic and theater plans. Download this article.

Commentary

Why Sustainers Should Care About the Targeting Process

Not knowing how targeting and sustainment affect each other can hinder operational reach and endurance and put lives in danger. Download this article.

Commentary

The Sci-Fi of Force Development and Prospects for Real-Time Adaptation

Many of the successful modern military logistics adaptations are attributable to timely response to what is happening now rather than in response to unreliable narratives aimed at predicting the future. Download this article.

OperationsStarting at the End When Planning for Base Closure

Starting at the End When Planning for Base Closure

The author provides lessons learned by the 3rd Cavalry Regiment as it prepared Tactical Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan for closure. Download this article.

Operations

How the Department of Transportation Supports the DOD

The Department of Transportation is a critical enabler of civilian transportation for the Department of Defense during peacetime and contingency operations. Download this article.

Training & EducationThe BLST’s Role in the Materiel Enterprise

The BLST’s Role in the Materiel Enterprise

Brigade logistics support teams provide direct support to the warfighter by integrating Army Materiel Command capabilities into brigade operations. Download this article.

Training & EducationIntegrating Bill of Materials Data Into the Army’s Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Integrating Bill of Materials Data Into the Army’s Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

The fielding of Global Combat Support System–Army has changed the way the Army manages bill of materials data. Download this article.

FocusA Letter From CASCOM’s Commanding General

A Letter From CASCOM’s Commanding General

Following “The Army Vision: Strategic Advantage in a Complex World,” we must continue to build on our long history of success, adaptation, and strong leadership to change, evolve, and continue to prevent conflicts, shape the security environment, and win in the event of conflict. Download this article.

Features

The Role of the Army’s Sustainment Think Tank in Force Modernization

The Combined Arms Support Command uses six enduring priorities to focus on driving force modernization. Download this article.

FeaturesNonstandard Logistics Success in Unconventional Warfare

Nonstandard Logistics Success in Unconventional Warfare

Logistics support for special operations forces requires the right people, flexibility, and creative thinking. Download this article.

Operations

Expanding the NATO Movement Control Network

While supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 624th Movement Control Team built relationships with NATO allies to create interoperability, grow capacity, and enhance operational access for the early entry of forces. Download this article.

OperationsThe Movement Control Battalion’s Role in Airfield Operations

The Movement Control Battalion’s Role in Airfield Operations

The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) assumed responsibility for airfield operations during its deployment to Operation United Assistance. Download this article.

Operations

In-Transit Visibility Systems for an Expeditionary Force

The 53rd Transportation Battalion (Movement Control) provides lessons learned from operating in-transit visibility systems in support of Operation United Assistance. Download this article.

Training & EducationObservations of Distribution Company Decisive Action Operations at the NTC

Observations of Distribution Company Decisive Action Operations at the NTC

In a decisive action environment, distribution company commanders should exercise mission command by developing commander’s intent and distributing it in operation orders. Download this article.

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November-December 2015

Army Sustainment November-December 2015

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A landing craft utility carrying vehicles for Combined Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore 2015 arrives at a trident pier at Anmyeon Beach, Republic of Korea, on July 3, 2015. The exercise trains U.S. and ROK service members to accomplish vital logistics measures in a strategic area. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Perkey)

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