May-June 2018 Army Sustainment

  • Soldiers Must Relearn Expeditionary Skills for the Next Fight AMC Commander Soldiers Must Relearn Expeditionary Skills for the Next Fight

    Expeditionary battlefield logistics takes us back to the basic responsibilities of planning, synchronizing, and transporting commodities in support of maneuver commanders.

  • Logistics Innovations and Getting the Basics Right Army G-4 Logistics Innovations and Getting the Basics Right

    The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, has been making strides to enhance materiel readiness and ensure the availability of logistics support. Sustainers can do many things to assist in these efforts.

  • What FM 3-0 Means for Expeditionary Battlefield Sustainment Focus What FM 3-0 Means for Expeditionary Battlefield Sustainment

    Multi-Domain Battle will require sustainers to support independent operations over long distances while focusing on survivability and precision.

  • The Logistics Branch Needs Other Company-grade KD Assignments Commentary The Logistics Branch Needs Other Company-grade KD Assignments

    Offering company-grade logistics officers more opportunities to fulfill key developmental requirements will help them stay on track with their career timelines.

  • Ready Now: An Interview With Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams Features Ready Now: An Interview With Gen. Robert B. “Abe” Abrams

    FORSCOM’s commanding general discusses how the Army is raising its game by improving training, readiness, and mobilization to counter emerging threats and sustain its global commitments.

  • Sustainment at the Forefront in the Future: An Interview With Retired Gen. John Campbell Features Sustainment at the Forefront in the Future: An Interview With Retired Gen. John Campbell

    The 34th vice chief of staff of the Army discusses his experiences with sustainment and the importance it will play on tomorrow’s battlefield.

  • On the Road to Awesome: An Interview With Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey Features On the Road to Awesome: An Interview With Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey

    The chief of the Army Reserve discusses some factors the Army should consider in enabling the Reserve to sustain the force.

  • Forgotten Basics That Enable Decisive Action Features Forgotten Basics That Enable Decisive Action

    To support decisive action battles, logisticians will need to mitigate risk at the operational level by relearning the principles of anticipation, improvisation, and survivability.

  • The Right Questions for Sustainers to Ask and Answer on the Battlefield Features The Right Questions for Sustainers to Ask and Answer on the Battlefield

    By answering the right questions, sustainers can provide maneuver forces with the operational reach, prolonged endurance, and freedom of action needed for success on the battlefield.

  • CSSBs Must Prepare for Expeditionary Sustainment Features CSSBs Must Prepare for Expeditionary Sustainment

    Combat sustainment support battalions must integrate subordinate units and follow a deliberate training path to prepare for a training center rotation.

  • Mission Command in a DSCA Event Features Mission Command in a DSCA Event

    The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command deployed as the sustainment headquarters for defense support of civil authorities events during the relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

  • Multinational Sustainment Is Essential to the Next Fight Features Multinational Sustainment Is Essential to the Next Fight

    The Multi-Domain Battle environment requires the Army to operate as part of joint, multinational force down to the tactical level. This force will require integrated multinational sustainment of forces.

  • Armies That Sustain Themselves Will Win: An Interview With Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey Features Armies That Sustain Themselves Will Win: An Interview With Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey

    The Army’s senior enlisted Soldier discusses vital topics concerning Army logisticians.

  • USAREUR Supports Soldiers Through ACSA Orders Operations USAREUR Supports Soldiers Through ACSA Orders

    U.S. Army Europe used acquisition and cross-servicing agreement orders during Atlantic Resolve to support forces throughout the region without having to move piles of tactical equipment or build lasting infrastructure.

  • Posturing Sustainment Forces for Rotations in Europe Operations Posturing Sustainment Forces for Rotations in Europe

    By injecting four logistics considerations into the pre-deployment planning process, the 32nd Composite Truck Company was able to rapidly deploy and provide transportation and heavy recovery support throughout Eastern Europe during a nine-month deployment.

  • Managing Money as a Commodity Operations Managing Money as a Commodity

    With the help from financial management support operations representatives, expeditionary sustainment commands manage financial resources like they do other battlefield commodities.

  • A CRISIS Exists: An Easy Mnemonic to Remember the Sustainment Principles Training & Education A CRISIS Exists: An Easy Mnemonic to Remember the Sustainment Principles

    Using one simple phrase can help sustainers keep all eight sustainment principles in mind during planning.

  • Support Rehearsals Are Critical for Maneuver Commanders Training & Education Support Rehearsals Are Critical for Maneuver Commanders

    To understand logistics capabilities and plans, maneuver commanders and their staffs need to schedule, attend, and provide feedback during support rehearsals.

  • The Simulation Training Center: Contributing to Army Readiness Training & Education The Simulation Training Center: Contributing to Army Readiness

    A collection of organizations located in the Simulation Training Center at Fort Lee provides training and simulation tools that improve sustainment unit readiness.

  • Help Is Here: How to Change Equipment Authorizations Tools Help Is Here: How to Change Equipment Authorizations

    Leaders who recognize problems with their equipment authorizations can implement changes to improve readiness.

  • An Environmental Assessment for Maintenance Support Device Version 4 Tools An Environmental Assessment for Maintenance Support Device Version 4

    Three units conducted an environmental assessment and collected important data from exposing nine Maintenance Support Device version 4 prototypes to multiple weather conditions and environmental elements.