Army Sustainment January-February 2013

FocusSustaining the Army of 2020

Sustaining the Army of 2020

After a decade of sustained conflict, the U.S. military must reposition itself to engage a world that has substantially changed since the terrorist attacks of 2001. Download this article.

Commentary

Logistics Misconstrued

For the past few years, U.S. military doctrine developers have been busy refunctionalizing warfare— that is, reorganizing terms and concepts. Download this article.

Spectrum

Adaptive Leadership: The Way Ahead for Sustainment LeadersAdaptive Leadership: The Way Ahead for Sustainment Leaders

Persistent conflict, change, global interdependencies, demographic trends, and exponential technological advancements complicate the strategic environment. Download this article.

SpectrumAirlift in Africa: Building Operational Logistics Capability

Airlift in Africa: Building Operational Logistics Capability for the African Standby Force

During the past decade, the increasing global competition for resources, access to energy, and terrorist attacks on U.S. embassies in Africa have spurred a renewed focus on U.S. policy toward Africa. Download this article.

Tools

Unit-Maintained Equipment Lessons Learned

Leaders of a unit-maintained equipment pilot program for an armored brigade combat team describe what is needed and lessons learned. Download this article.

OperationsGarrison and Facilities Management Advising and Mentoring

Garrison and Facilities Management Advising and Mentoring

A logistics officer offers a survival guide for helping the Afghan National Army improve its garrison organizations and assume the management of its facilities. Download this article.

OperationsOperation Midnight Sun: Multifunctional Logistics in the Last Frontier

Operation Midnight Sun: Multifunctional Logistics in the Last Frontier

The 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion worked with several Department of Defense organizations to transport ammunition across Alaska and deliver it to Army ammunition supply points. Download this article.

OperationsOperation Deep Freeze 2012

Operation Deep Freeze 2012

For the first time, the Army and its only modular causeway syst em company provided logistics-over-the-shore support to resupply research stations in Antarctica. Download this article.

Operations

Commanding a Modular BattalionCommanding a Modular Battalion

Units from the 593d Special Troops Battalion (STB), 593d Sustainment Brigade, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, have been deployed for more than 1,500 consecutive days in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation New Dawn. Download this article.

Operations

The Role of the Financial Management Company at End of MissionThe Role of the Financial Management Company at End of Mission

When the U.S. military mission in Iraq concluded, the 9th Financial Management Company shifted its focus to auditing, reconciling, and closing the financial books in preparation for the new phase of operations. Download this article.

Operations

The Cost of Cash

Bringing U.S. cash—bills and coins—into Afghanistan can be extremely expensive. The most noticeable cost is physically transporting cash. Download this article.

OperationsFinance Detachment Operations During Operation New Dawn

Finance Detachment Operations During Operation New Dawn

A financial management detachment faced unusual challenges as they provided services to Soldiers in Iraq and prepared for troop withdrawal from the country. Download this article.

OperationsFrench Logistics Battalion Supports Coalition Special Forces

French Logistics Battalion Supports Coalition Special Forces

A French logistics battalion worked with special forces from several countries to remove insurgents from a building where they were hiding. Download this article.

Training and EducationSpecial Operations Forces Logisticians: Bridging the Gap

Special Operations Forces Logisticians: Bridging the Gap

The 528th Sustainment Brigade trained logisticians from around the services to use Army logistics information systems required to supply special operations forces in Afghanistan. Download this article.

Training and EducationLogistics Support for Small Unit Operations: The Marine Corps in the Dominican Republic, 1916–1924

BCS3 at the Joint Readiness Training Center

Despite perceptions that BCS 3 can be more trouble than it is worth, two units demonstrated during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotations that it can be an effective tool. Download this article.

Training and EducationSustainment Automation Support Management Office

Sustainment Automation Support Management Office
Operations at JRTC

The sustainment automation support management office of the 1st Brigade Combat Team from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, ensured all logistics information systems operated properly during a JRTC rotation. Download this article.

HistoryWho Ordered the Anchor?

Who Ordered the Anchor?

A retired Army supply officer explains how a single key stroke error by a supply clerk can cost the Army thousands of dollars and cause a lot of confusion. Download this article.

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January-February 2013

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In February 2012, the 331st Transportation Company, 11th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, from Fort Eustis, Virginia, conducted cargo operations on the MV Green Wave causeway during Operation Deep Freeze 2012 in Antarctica. The story beginning on page 33 describes this mission, which tested the Soldiers’ skills operating in extreme weather while providing supplies to scientists stationed in the region. The story beginning on page 29 describes another unique cold weather logistics operation conducted by the 17th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Alaska. (Cover photo by CPT Christina Shelton)