Sep-Oct 2016 Issue of Army Sustainment Magazine The United States Army | Army Sustainment Magazine

September-October 2016 Army Sustainment

  • Combat Training Centers: A Milestone in the Journey to Readiness Army G-4Combat Training Centers: A Milestone in the Journey to Readiness

    The Army G-4 discusses five mission areas to prepare for, and be successful at, decisive action rotations at a combat training center.

  • Mission Command of Sustainment Forces: Opportunities and Challenges Focus Mission Command of Sustainment Forces: Opportunities and Challenges

    Mission command, influence, and unity of effort are the keys for successful sustainment operations in any environment.

  • The Three Dimensions of Interoperability for Multinational Training at the JMRC Features The Three Dimensions of Interoperability for Multinational Training at the JMRC

    By focusing on the technical, procedural, and human dimensions during training, units can ensure better interoperability.

  • Supporting a Multinational BCT Commander FeaturesSupporting a Multinational BCT Commander

    In a multinational brigade combat team, the senior sustainer must balance diplomacy with mission accomplishment, understand interoperability, and provide the commander with information about how sustainers will support the mission.

  • Providing Higher Headquarters Sustainment Mission Command at Combat Training CentersFeatures Providing Higher Headquarters Sustainment Mission Command at Combat Training Centers

    The 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade headquarters was the first unit of its kind to exercise mission command of sustainment units at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Using LOGSTAT Reporting to Train As We FightFeatures Using LOGSTAT Reporting to Train As We Fight

    Codifying logistics status reporting requirements through standard operating procedures ensures accurate sustainment planning can occur in support of the maneuver commander’s mission.

  • The Optimal Employment of the Forward Support Company in Decisive ActionFeatures The Optimal Employment of the Forward Support Company in Decisive Action

    This article presents proven methods for optimally employing forward support company assets at different support echelons to create maximum operational reach, flexibility, and logistics synchronization.

  • Setting up the BSB and the FSC for SuccessSidebar Setting up the BSB and the FSC for Success

    Having the right relationship in garrison can set the conditions for brigade support battalions and forward support companies to succeed in decisive action.

  • Preparing to Occupy and Defend the Brigade Support AreaFeatures Preparing to Occupy and Defend the Brigade Support Area

    After occupation, the brigade support battalion must develop a defense plan that will secure and protect the BSA during decisive action operations.

  • Sustainment Planning in Decisive Action: Lessons Learned From a Division Warfighter Exercise Features Sustainment Planning in Decisive Action: Lessons Learned From a Division Warfighter Exercise

    Understanding and echeloning sustainment forward allows for a division combat team to gain, maintain, and exploit the initiative to gain a position of relative advantage during combat operations. Understanding logistics is imperative to that success.

  • Training, Training, and More Training Is How the Army Builds Readiness: An Interview With Gen. (Ret.) Leon E. Salomon Features Training, Training, and More Training Is How the Army Builds Readiness: An Interview With Gen. (Ret.) Leon E. Salomon

    Distinguished logistician Gen. (Ret.) Leon E. Salomon discusses lessons he learned during his 37-year Army career.

  • Pacific Talent Management: A Regional Approach to Recruiting and Retaining Talent Features Pacific Talent Management: A Regional Approach to Recruiting and Retaining Talent

    The 8th Theater Sustainment Command’s comprehensive talent management strategy identifies and provides focused career opportunities for Soldiers within the command while ensuring the Army benefits from their education and experience.

  • Images of the Joint Logistics Enterprise: A Political System Blind Spot Images of the Joint Logistics Enterprise: A Political System

    This article, the second in a series of three about how logisticians can view the joint logistics enterprise, discusses the enterprise as a political system.

  • Partnering Reserve Component Units With Small Businesses for LogisticsCommentary Partnering Reserve Component Units With Small Businesses for Logistics

    To maintain the equipment and industrial capability that the Army needs to have on hand, the author suggests that it partner its reserve component with small businesses.

  • Bridging the Knowledge Gap From the Classroom to the BattlefieldCommentary Bridging the Knowledge Gap From the Classroom to the Battlefield

    By using the knowledge of the headquarters and headquarters company commander, forward support company commanders can gain a clear picture of their supported unit’s needs.

  • The National Guard’s Contributions to Expeditionary LogisticsOperations The National Guard’s Contributions to Expeditionary Logistics

    The National Guard not only deploys in support of active duty forces. Its contributions at home also make a big difference.

  • Simplifying Complex Briefings Tools Simplifying Complex Briefings

    The two-minute drill informs the command team of pertinent information to improve the common operational picture.

  • Maintaining Equipment Readiness With Graphic Asset Representation Tools Maintaining Equipment Readiness With Graphic Asset Representation

    This article provides an overview of a planning tool that improves the readiness of Army pre-positioned stocks by maximizing use of indoor storage space.

  • Maximizing the NTC Pre-Positioned Fleet for a Successful RotationTools Maximizing the NTC Pre-Positioned Fleet for a Successful Rotation

    An armored brigade combat team used the grid draw process to balance its deployment of home-station equipment with its use of the NTC’s pre-positioned fleet.

  • Sustaining Strykers Over Four Days Through Four Countries Training & Education Sustaining Strykers Over Four Days Through Four Countries

    A forward support troop that maintained vehicles convoying 798 kilometers through Europe provides lessons learned on vehicle maintenance, recovery, and fuel consumption.

  • Providing Intermediate Staging Base Support for JRTC TrainingTraining & Education Providing Intermediate Staging Base Support for JRTC Training

    Learn how a combat sustainment support battalion broke away from the usual model of providing sustainment support from the rear and set up an intermediate staging base logistics node in support of a brigade combat team's JRTC rotation.

  • Supporting an Aviation Task Force Attached to a Brigade Combat TeamTraining & Education Supporting an Aviation Task Force Attached to a Brigade Combat Team

    This article highlights the challenges an aviation task force faced while attached to a maneuver brigade combat team during Lightning Forge.