The Army’s 2020 sustainment concept incorporates numerous changes and enhancements to our current systems and practices. Download this article.
The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan identified several shortfalls in contracting on the battlefield. Download this article.
Observer-coach/trainers at the National Training Center lay out a proposal combining the brigade support battalion S–3 and the support operations sections. Download this article.
In this article, the author takes a look at the mission of the sustainment operations center, questions if it should be considered deployable, and makes a case for including resident enduring enablers. Download this article.
The Army defines operational energy (OE) as “the energy and associated systems, information and processes required to train, move, and sustain forces and systems for military operations.” Download this article.
Balancing fuel consumption, capacity, and distribution velocity was essential to meeting the fuel needs of units in Regional Command Capital in Afghanistan. Download this article.
While deployed to Kuwait, the 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center embraced human resources core competencies, including manning the force, providing services, coordinating personnel support, and conducting planning. Download this article.
The 1st Theater Sustainment Command relied on daily intelligence sharing across the joint operating area to conduct safe and secure retrograde operations during Operation New Dawn. Download this article.
During its deployment to Afghanistan, the 633rd Quartermaster Group implemented measures to increase efficiency in fuel tracking. Download this article.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Army spent millions of dollars building up operating bases all over the country. Although not all bases were created equal, they all were constantly being improved during the almost nine-year war. Download this article.
With the planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, HR personnel must find a way to ensure that they maintain an expeditionary mindset. Download this article.
This is the first of a series of three articles that reviews the planning process, from Army design methodology through assessment, and discusses the modifications and distinctive variations sustainment planners can apply. Download this article.
The Department of Defense obligated more
than $27 billion in fiscal year 2010 contracts
to support military engagements in Iraq and
Afghanistan, according to “Department of Defense Contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq: Background and Analysis,” a 2011 Congressional Research Service report by Moshe Schwartz and Joyprada Swain. Download this article.
Soldiers have been using the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care stem to manage medical information for more than a decade, but training on the system is still being provided by field support representatives. Download this article.
The change from counterinsurgency operations to decisive action operations will require some changes in the way sustainers do business. Download this article.
As the Army converts logistics functions to Global Combat Support System–Army, Soldiers must understand the strategies for data cleansing, migration, conversion, and fielding. Download this article.
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U.S. Army Soldiers line up to receive fuel for their mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles during a convoy break en route to Forward Operating Base Tillman, Paktika province, Afghanistan, Nov. 21, 2012. In “How the Army Needs to Lead Transformation in the Operational Energy Campaign,” the author discusses the Army’s operational energy initiatives. For related stories, see “Lengthening the Tether of Fuel in Afghanistan.” (Cover photo by Sgt. Kimberly Trumbull)