March-April 2017 Army Sustainment

  • Training: The Foundation of Success AMC CommanderTraining: The Foundation of Success

    To provide units with the best training, commanders must assess risk, prioritize resources, plan training tasks, and capture lessons learned.

  • The Next Evolution of Army Training Army G-4 The Next Evolution of Army Training

    Training must be done right in order to develop competent Soldiers and ready formations. The Army G-4 shares five lessons about training sustainers.

  • Sustainment Training Enablers to Enhance Army Readiness Focus Sustainment Training Enablers to Enhance Army Readiness

    Two recently published tools will help to develop the sustainment professionals that the Army needs now and will need in the future.

  • Back to the Fundamentals: An Interview With Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson Features Back to the Fundamentals: An Interview With Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson

    The Army’s deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, shares his insights on how sustainers can prepare for the Army’s new training environment and mindset.

  • Building Tomorrow’s Leaders by Design Features Building Tomorrow’s Leaders by Design

    To prepare for complex and ambiguous environments, the Army must create ideal leaders, put the right people in the right places, change the curriculum paradigm, and transform the instructional environment.

  • Tactical-Level Sustainment Training Features Tactical-Level Sustainment Training

    The director of training for the Army G-3/5/7 lays out five training challenges to make sustainment units better.

  • Turning Logistics Lieutenants Into Multifunctional Leaders Features Turning Logistics Lieutenants Into Multifunctional Leaders

    No matter what type of unit logistics lieutenants are first assigned to, the recently updated basic officer leader courses at Fort Lee, Virginia, will prepare them for the challenge.

  • The Sustainment Training Center: The Army National Guard’s Premiere Sustainment Training Capability Features The Sustainment Training Center: The Army National Guard’s Premiere Sustainment Training Capability

    The Sustainment Training Center provides tailored, integrated, and scalable sustainment training that aligns with each commander’s specific priorities.

  • Training Needs to Change When Conditions Change: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Chris Christianson Features Training Needs to Change When Conditions Change: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Chris Christianson

    After training thousands of sustainers during his 37-year career, a retired logistics general discusses training management and logistics transformation.

  • Where the NCO Professional Development System Began Commentary Where the NCO Professional Development System Began

    The modern concept of training the Army’s NCOs has been in place for nearly half a century. New additions to the program bring greater flexibility in training leaders.

  • Protecting the Tail of the Tiger: Reshaping the Way We Train Logistics Commentary Protecting the Tail of the Tiger: Reshaping the Way We Train Logistics

    While supporting the fight is essential, during training, combined arms commanders should learn what it is like to go without.

  • Preparing Our Sustainment Noncommissioned Officers Commentary Preparing Our Sustainment Noncommissioned Officers

    To be ready for greater responsibilities, noncommissioned officers must be exposed to the many facets of global sustainment.

  • Developing Sustainment Leaders for the Future Fight Commentary Developing Sustainment Leaders for the Future Fight

    Understanding the contributions of expeditionary logistics to warfighting formations could make the difference between winning and losing the next fight.

  • Management Versus Command Blind Spot Management Versus Command

    Commanders should be wary of the way that the Army has exchanged intuitive command processes for systems-engineering thinking.

  • Streamlining Composite Truck Companies Operations Streamlining Composite Truck Companies

    Lessons learned from one composite truck company may help Soldiers make the best use of this massive transportation unit.

  • Determining the Purpose of an ISB for Airborne Operations Training Determining the Purpose of an ISB for Airborne Operations

    Knowing the task and purpose of an intermediate staging base in an operation will help commanders determine where training should focus.

  • A Realistic and Relevant Medic Training Program Training A Realistic and Relevant Medic Training Program

    Developing competent and confident medics requires a training program with realistic and stressful scenarios.

  • Realism Versus “Range-ism”: Using Surface Danger Zones to Plan Convoy Live Fires Training Realism Versus “Range-ism”: Using Surface Danger Zones to Plan Convoy Live Fires

    To make live-fire exercises more realistic, planners can implement range safety deviations through the smart use of surface danger zones.

  • Financial Management and Human Resources Warfighter Training Support Packages Tools Financial Management and Human Resources Warfighter Training Support Packages

    Warfighter training support packages give financial management and human resources Soldiers the tools to accomplish their wartime missions.

  • Sustainment Leaders Can Benefit From Geospatial Intelligence Tools Sustainment Leaders Can Benefit From Geospatial Intelligence

    Warfighter training support packages give financial management and human resources Soldiers the tools to accomplish their wartime missions.