January-February 2017 Army Sustainment

  • Identifying the Talent in Talent Management AMC CommanderIdentifying the Talent in Talent Management

    The Army’s new talent management program will match Soldiers to jobs and missions that align with their preferences, skills, and experiences.

  • Maximizing the Army’s Logistics Talent Army G-4 Maximizing the Army’s Logistics Talent

    The Army deputy chief of staff, G-4, shares his lessons learned about talent management as the Army begins using a new talent management program.

  • Talent Management: Developing World-Class Sustainment Professionals Focus Talent Management: Developing World-Class Sustainment Professionals

    Talent management is paramount to maintaining Army readiness, which can be achieved only through leader engagement at every level.

  • New Talent Management Program Will Significantly Change the Army: An Interview with Lt. Gen. James McConvilleFeatures New Talent Management Program Will Significantly Change the Army: An Interview with Lt. Gen. James McConville

    The Army deputy chief of staff, G-1, explains a new program that the Army will use to identify, define, and manage the talents of Soldiers across the active and reserve components, fundamentally changing the way the Army operates.

  • Talent Management: Right Officer, Right Place, Right TimeFeatures Talent Management: Right Officer, Right Place, Right Time

    The Human Resources Command uses talent management to place officers in positions that are best suited for their units and their careers.

  • A Multidimensional Approach to Leader and Organizational DevelopmentFeatures A Multidimensional Approach to Leader and Organizational Development

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command used its multidimensional assessment model to shape its leader development program and become a more effective organization.

  • Joint Special Operations Forces Logistics Talent ManagementFeatures Joint Special Operations Forces Logistics Talent Management

    The U.S. Special Operations Command recruits logistics officers with specific skills to support special operations forces in a joint environment.

  • Improving Readiness by Developing Leaders and Using Their TalentsFeatures Improving Readiness by Developing Leaders and Using Their Talents

    Leader development improves readiness. It is even more effective when the Army employs talent management to put leaders in the right place at the right time.

  • Operational Talent Management: The Perfect Combination of Art and ScienceFeatures Operational Talent Management: The Perfect Combination of Art and Science

    A former Army G-4 discusses the importance of developing and integrating enterprise resource planning systems to provide commanders with more timely and accurate information.

  • A Talent Management Program for NCOs Features A Talent Management Program for NCOs

    The 4th Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade’s talent management program identifies, grooms, and places talented noncommissioned officers in the right positions so that they can grow professionally.

  • Retired Gen. Johnnie Wilson Discusses Talent Management Features Retired Gen. Johnnie Wilson Discusses Talent Management

    A former commanding general of the Army Materiel Command and a Vietnam-era sustainer provides his insights on talent management.

  • The Effects of the Army 2020 Bulk Fuel Design on Decisive Action Commentary The Effects of the Army 2020 Bulk Fuel Design on Decisive Action

    The proposed Army 2020 force structure removes bulk fuel assets from the brigade support battalion. How does that affect support to brigade combat teams?

  • Putting Movement Control Back Into Movement and Maneuver Commentary Putting Movement Control Back Into Movement and Maneuver

    The Army should relook at the role of movement control in enabling maneuver commanders and consider how doctrine, training, and force structure changes could improve the relationship between sustainment and maneuver forces.

  • Advise and Assist Logistics: In Search of WisdomBlind Spot Advise and Assist Logistics: In Search of Wisdom

    A recent Journal of Slavic Military Studies article highlights a need within the Department of Defense for a robust capability to plan and execute the strategic mission of building partner military logistics capacities.

  • Joint Logistics and the Future of Global ConflictOperations Joint Logistics and the Future of Global Conflict

    Reliable U.S. military logistics leadership in the U.S. European Command theater and an adaptive and relevant defense logistics enterprise are key to effecting a strong and safe Europe.

  • Applying Mission Command to Overcome ChallengesOperations Applying Mission Command to Overcome Challenges

    The way a joint task force approached its mission to retrograde materiel in Afghanistan is an example of the practical application of mission command principles.

  • Building Logistics Readiness and Alliances Operations Building Logistics Readiness and Alliances

    The secretary of defense recognized the 317th Support Maintenance Company for successfully accomplishing its extensive mission in Europe that included training NATO partners.

  • Setting Conditions to Achieve Effects for Sustainment Operations Operations Setting Conditions to Achieve Effects for Sustainment Operations

    By participating in the supported unit’s targeting process, sustainment brigades and expeditionary sustainment commands can leverage all available assets to enable transportation.

  • Managing the Health of the Force: A Primer for Company LeadersTools Managing the Health of the Force: A Primer for Company Leaders

    Company commanders and first sergeants need to know how to manage the health of the force using profiles, systems and software, and health care providers.