Army Sustainment September-October 2014

FocusMG Wyche

Training and Education Must Leverage Technology and Innovation

Today’s Soldier is fluent in multiple forms of technology from an early age. This gives Army educators a unique opportunity to modify our training. Download this article.

FeaturesPassenger Transit Center Planning at the Operational Level

Passenger Transit Center Planning at the Operational Level

U.S. Army Europe prepared for the closure of the transit center at Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan by establishing a new transit center in Romania. Download this article.

Features

Observations, Insights, and Lessons From a COR

Contracting officer’s representatives in Kuwait used various methods in their contract surveillance plan. Download this article.

Commentary

Mission Command: Lies,
Damned Lies, and Metrics

In this article the authors discuss the issue of overreliance on metrics as a core tool for assessing readiness and overall effectiveness during operations. Download this article.

CommentaryImproving Materiel Fielding on the Korean Peninsula

Dignity and Respect: The Mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion–Europe

Warrior transition units improve the lives of Soldiers who require complex medical care management. One such unit, the Warrior Transition Battalion–Europe, cares for all U.S. Army Soldiers in Transition in Europe. Download this article.

OperationsPetroleum Quality Analysis System–Enhanced Operations in Afghanistan

Petroleum Quality Analysis
System–Enhanced Operations in Afghanistan

The 601st Aviation Support Battalion ran a laboratory to check fuel quality for units operating in and around Regional Command South in Afghanistan. Download this article.

Training and Education

The Trials of a Forward Support Company at the JRTC

One forward support company learned the hard way how important training and planning are to providing support for a field artillery regiment. Download this article.

Tools Changing the System to Optimize Throughput

Changing the System to Optimize Throughput

An electronic maintenance shop in Afghanistan improved customer wait time by working with the Army supply system to make needed changes. Download this article.

FeaturesTechnologies to Sustain the Army of 2025 and Beyond

Technologies to Sustain the Army of 2025 and Beyond

New sustainment technologies will help the Army retain overmatch with a more capable, leaner expeditionary force. Download this article.

FeaturesThe Role of Contracting Officer’s Representatives

The Role of Contracting Officer’s Representatives

Contracting officer’s representatives are essential in managing contracts in garrison and in theater and must be well trained and knowledgeable. Download this article.

FeaturesLeveraging Information for a Competitive Advantage

The Role of Administrative Contracting Officers

Being the administrative contracting officer for the largest Army pre-positioned stocks contracts requires more than just contracting knowledge. Download this article.

Commentary

Validating the Operations Officer in the BSB

The 601st Aviation Support Battalion used troop reductions in Afghanistan as an opportunity to validate a concept proposed in an Army Sustainment article. Download this article.

Operations

R4D: Uniting the Logistics Enterprise in Afghanistan

The retrograde, reset, redeployment, redistribution, and disposal mission in Afghanistan requires the collaboration of every partner within the joint logistics enterprise. Download this article.

OperationsWarlord Tiger Team

Warlord Tiger Team

Regional Command South in Afghanistan established a team to assist the Afghan National Army in preparing to provide its own logistics. Download this article.

OperationsJump FARP Operations in Afghanistan

Jump FARP Operations in Afghanistan

Preparing to provide a jump forward arming and refueling point in Afghanistan required the fuel and water platoon of the 601st Aviation Support Battalion to practice providing that service. Download this article.

Training and Education Human Resources Training: Where Do We Go From Here?

Human Resources Training: Where Do We Go From Here?

In the absence of Silver Scimitar, a special troops battalion developed its own exercise to train its human resources platoons for an upcoming deployment. Download this article.

ASM Updates delivered to your inbox



September-October 2014


ASM September Oct 2014

Download PDF

Two M1075A1 palletized load systems with mounted Mobility Appliqué Systems operate without drivers as part of a convoy. (Photo by Bruce Huffman)


Download PDF Reader