September-October 2018 Army Sustainment

  • Proficiency First, Innovation Follows AMC Commander Proficiency First, Innovation Follows

    Logistics modernization requires us to plan early, update systems and processes, and overcome resistance to change.

  • The Army’s New Start-Up Army G-4 The Army’s New Start-Up

    The Army Futures Command will bring emerging technologies to Soldiers, allow the Army to keep pace with commercial industries, and prepare the nation to fight future adversaries.

  • Modernizing at the Speed of Relevance: An Interview With Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy Features Modernizing at the Speed of Relevance: An Interview With Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy

    Under Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy discusses the Army Futures Command and the role sustainment will play in the Army’s modernization efforts.

  • Acquisition Efforts to Modernize Army Sustainment Features Acquisition Efforts to Modernize Army Sustainment

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) helps provide the Army with combat capabilities and collaborates with stakeholders to execute effective and affordable sustainment strategies.

  • Safer, Smarter, Faster: An Interview With Gen. James McConville Features Safer, Smarter, Faster: An Interview With Gen. James McConville

    Gen. James McConville, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, discusses the Army’s modernization and the impact it will have on the logistics community.

  • Network Modernization: Innovation in a Time of Unprecedented Opportunity Features Network Modernization: Innovation in a Time of Unprecedented Opportunity

    The Army’s current networks do not meet the requirements of operational commanders, so the Army is modernizing its tactical, enterprise, and intelligence networks to increase its warfighting capabilities.

  • The Synthetic Training Environment Revolutionizes Sustainment Training Features The Synthetic Training Environment Revolutionizes Sustainment Training

    New simulation capabilities will allow sustainers to rapidly acquire and maintain the skills necessary to win in multi-domain operations.

  • Readiness for the 21st Century: An Interview With Retired Gen. David McKiernan Features Readiness for the 21st Century: An Interview With Retired Gen. David McKiernan

    A retired general with nearly four decades of Army experience discusses the need for the Army to modernize during its current period of inflection.

  • Machines Don't Have to Break Features Machines Don't Have to Break

    Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is helping the Department of Defense achieve the financial and readiness improvements available through artificial intelligence.

  • Kuwait Energy Efficiency Project Operations Kuwait Energy Efficiency Project

    A team from the Logistics Innovation Agency and Area Support Group–Kuwait studied energy consumption at a Kuwait base camp and found a way to improve operational energy efficiency.

  • Staff Visits as a Tool for Security Force Assistance Operations Staff Visits as a Tool for Security Force Assistance

    Staff assistance visits can help deploying units frame problems in a foreign institutional environment.

  • A Shop Stock Optimization System Tools A Shop Stock Optimization System

    Having a carefully managed shop stock list can reduce customer wait time and decrease the number of days that key equipment is not mission capable.

  • Army Field Hospitals and Expeditionary Hospitalization Training & Education Army Field Hospitals and Expeditionary Hospitalization

    To meet the demands of Multi-Domain Battle, the Army is changing combat support hospitals into field hospitals that provide expeditionary health service support and hospitalization.

  • New Wonder Material Makes Salt Water Potable Commentary New Wonder Material Makes Salt Water Potable

    The military could provide troops with clean drinking water using a new material called graphene and purification systems that it already owns.

  • The Forgotten Sustainer Commentary The Forgotten Sustainer

    Unit ministry teams must incorporate the five principles of personnel services into their daily operations to be viewed as sustainment multipliers instead of forgotten sustainers.