Army Sustainment July-August 2014

FocusMG Wyche

The Expeditionary Sustainment Advantage

The Army must regain the skills and techniques of rapidly deploying an operationally significant force to an austere theater while conducting and sustaining unified land operations. Download this article.

Features Sustainment Rehearsals and Synergizing Efforts: Must-Haves for the 21st Century

Sustainment Rehearsals and Synergizing Efforts: Must-Haves for the 21st Century

Sustainment units that make the most of their division sustainment rehearsals will encourage transparency, sharing of information, and synergistic efforts. Download this article.

Commentary

Mission Command: Differentiation and Integration

In this article, the authors address the organizational issues of differentiation and integration as they relate to mission command. Download this article.

Commentary

Rethinking Legacy and Functional Logistics

To improve efficiency, the Logistics Corps could realign into two functional areas: distribution and services. Download this article.

CommentarySmall-Scale Operations Logistics Support

Learning From Northern Distribution Network Operations

The Northern Distribution Network has improved policies and relationships between the United States and Central Asian countries. This article offers some recommendations on how the United States can gather and use lessons learned from its establishment. Download this article.

OperationsGleaning Lessons From the Soviet Retrograde

Gleaning Lessons From the Soviet Retrograde

U.S. logisticians can learn from the Soviets’ successes and mistakes in retrograding from Afghanistan. Download this article.

Operations The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary)

The 7th Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary)

The Army has established a transportation brigade whose function is to provide port, terminal, and watercraft operations, including logistics over-the-shore. Download this article.

Training and Education

Developing Future Supply Chain Professionals

A new master’s program will soon be available to Theater Logistics Planners Program attendees. Download this article.

Tools

A Tool to Assist With Emplacing Support Units on the Battlefield

A Microsoft Excel spreadsheet model can assist commanders in determining the optimal location for a support unit by identifying the safest location with the shortest distance between the support unit and the customer. Download this article.

FeaturesReinvigorating the Army’s Deployment Readiness

Reinvigorating the Army’s Deployment Readiness

The Army Power Projection Program Rapid Expeditionary Deployment Initiative will improve expeditionary deployment readiness and help the Army provide forces to meet global combatant commander requirements on short notice. Download this article.

FeaturesThe Movement Control Battalion in Theater

The Movement Control Battalion in Theater

Movement control battalions regularly provide mission command for more movement control teams than they are doctrinally capable of leading. Download this article.

CommentaryThe “So What” of Army Audit Readiness for Company Commanders

The “So What” of Army Audit Readiness for Company Commanders

The author provides suggestions to help company-sized units pass their audits, which will help the Army meet its mandate to pass an audit by fiscal year 2017. Download this article.

CommentaryLinear Operations Still Relevant to Contingency Sustainment

Linear Operations Still Relevant to Contingency Sustainment

Sustaining contiguous operations and wide area security along contested lines should be the Army logistician’s first priority. Download this article.

Operations

Small-Scale Operations Logistics Support

Logistics support of small-scale operations in Africa involves transportation, supply, maintenance, services, host-nation support, and contingency contracting where organic U.S. logistics support is scarce. Download this article.

OperationsThe Post Fabric Renovation and Sewing Shop

The Post Fabric Renovation and Sewing Shop

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Post Fabric Renovation and Sewing Shop offers a convenient and cost saving service for units, Soldiers, and Airmen. Download this article.

Training and Education Preparing to Succeed at the National Training Center

Preparing to Succeed at the National Training Center

This article outlines how the 704th Brigade Support Battalion planned and trained to make the most of its National Training Center rotation. Download this article.

Training and Education Training a Brigade Support Battalion at Home Station

Training a Brigade Support Battalion at Home Station

This article outlines the home-station training of a brigade support battalion supporting an armored brigade combat team. Download this article.

History The Beginnings of the Quartermaster Graves Registration Service

The Beginnings of the Quartermaster Graves Registration Service

Army Chaplain Charles C. Pierce championed the proper handling of Soldiers’ remains after the Spanish-American War and established the Quartermaster Graves Registration Service. Download this article.

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An 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldier provides security during training on supporting logistics convoy security operations May 14, 2014. (Photo by 1st Lt. Henry Chan)


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