Army Sustainment March-April 2016

Army G–4Projecting an expeditionary Army

Projecting an Expeditionary Army

The Army deputy chief of staff, G-4, analyzes logisticians' ability to support an expeditionary Army. Download this article.

FeaturesThe Army and DLA: On Time, Every Time

The Army and DLA: On Time, Every Time

The Defense Logistics Agency provides the Army with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition, and technical services during contingencies, exercises, and disasters. Download this article.

FeaturesSustaining a Complex Theater in a Manning Restricted Environment

Sustaining a Complex Theater in a Manning- Restricted Environment

The 1st Theater Sustainment Command provides a template that may help shape Army sustainment doctrine to support a complex theater with a smaller force. Download this article.

Features

Pacific Pathways: Overcoming the Tyranny of Distance

The Pacific Pathways program strengthens security cooperation and provides an array of options for the U.S. government to respond to crises in the Pacific region. Download this article.

CommentaryMedical Mission Command: A Gap in Doctrine

Medical Mission Command: A Gap in Doctrine

Doctrinally, medical mission command is reserved for medical commands, medical brigades, and multifunctional medical battalions. So what about medical forces in nonmedical units? Download this article.

Commentary

Leadership Training Gaps in Property Accountability

Officers are told, "You will learn that when you get to your unit," but what happens when no one at the unit can teach needed property accountability skills? Download this article.

Operations

Ammunition Operations in Korea

From the strategic through tactical levels, ammunition operations in Korea exemplify the strong partnership between the U.S. Army and Republic of Korea Army. Download this article.

Training & EducationLessons Learned from a Distribution Platoon Supporting a Stryker Battalion

Lessons Learned From a Distribution Platoon Supporting a Stryker Battalion

Small changes to personnel, equipment, and home-station cross-training can set distribution platoons up for success. Download this article.

Training & EducationSustaining the Alliance: Combined Army Logistics in the Republic of Korea

Sustaining the Alliance: Combined Army Logistics in the Republic of Korea

Army units from the United States and the Republic of Korea executed a combined logistics exercise to improve interoperability, mission command, and mission execution. Download this article.

HistoryOn the Border: The National Guard Mobilizes for War in 1916

On the Border: The National Guard Mobilizes for War in 1916

The mobilization of National Guard units in response to Pancho Villa's raid on the United States led to the development of a well-trained National Guard force. Download this article.

 

FocusThe CASCOM Commanding General’s Priorities

The CASCOM Commanding General’s Priorities

The commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command shares his priorities for preparing sustainment professionals to accomplish current and future missions. Download this article.

Features Balancing Sustainment Priorities for a New Security Paradigm in Europe

Balancing Sustainment Priorities for a New Security Paradigm in Europe

In the future European theater of operations, sustainment formations will need to operate in a secure network, under a missile defense shield and have sufficient and dispersed stocks of ammunition, fuel, and water to execute a campaign across time and distance. Download this article.

Features

The Korean Theater of Operations Is the Proving Ground for Sustainers

The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command works closely with its Korean counterparts to develop Soldiers and leaders and execute sustainment operations in support of U.S. Forces Korea and the Eighth Army. Download this article.

FeaturesDLA Troop Support Supplies Army Expeditionary Logistics

DLA Troop Support Supplies Army Expeditionary Logistics

From food to industrial hardware and on-the-ground maintenance support, DLA Troop Support provides warfighters what they need to accomplish the mission. Download this article.

Features

Logistics Effectiveness: Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit

Organizations must consider four competing groups of criteria to determine organizational effectiveness. Is your organization using the right criteria to achieve the desired effect? Download this article.

SpectrumTransforming Military Support Processes From Logistics to Supply Chain Management

Transforming Military Support Processes From Logistics to Supply Chain Management

As defense organizations struggle to improve the way they support U.S. warfighters, the author proposes that the Department of Defense embrace the robust, flexible approaches of supply chain management. Download this article.

OperationsMateriel Support Command–Korea Provides World-Class Logistics Support

Materiel Support Command–Korea Provides World-Class Logistics Support

The U.S. Army's Materiel Support Command-Korea benefits from a hardworking and well-integrated U.S. and Korean workforce. Download this article.

Training & Education

What Is the Army Doing With Operational Energy?

Operational energy management has become an important facet of Army sustainment and should be incorporated in doctrine and reinforced during training. Download this article.

ToolsModernizing Automatic Test Systems for Force 2025 and Beyond

Modernizing Automatic Test Systems for Force 2025 and Beyond

Modernizing automatic test systems and consolidating their acquisition process will save the Army money while improving performance for the future force. Download this article.

 

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March-April 2016

Army Sustainment March-April 2016

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A 2nd Cavalry Regiment lieutenant inspects defensive positions with his noncommissioned officers as a 16th Sustainment Brigade logistics supply column passes by on May 15, 2015, at exercise Saber Junction 15 in Hohenfels, Germany. (Photo by Capt. Henry Chan)

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