|FOURTH LOGCAP CONTRACT
SPLIT AMONG THREE COMPANIES
The new contract for providing logistics support
to Soldiers in the field under the Logistics Civil Augmentation
Program (LOGCAP) has been awarded to three contractors. The
companies selected are Dyn-Corp International LLC of Fort
Worth, Texas; Fluor Intercontinental Inc. of Greenville, South
Carolina; and KBR, Inc., of Houston, Texas.
The first three LOGCAP contracts were awarded to one contractor:
KBR in 1992, DynCorp in 1997, and KBR in 2001. The change
to three contractors is designed to reduce the Government’s
risk in relying on one company to execute the entire contract
and to better control costs by encouraging the three contractors
to compete for individual LOGCAP task orders.
The Army uses LOGCAP contractors to provide a wide array of
support, including supplying food, water, fuel, spare parts,
and other items; operating dining and laundry facilities,
housing, sanitation and waste management services, postal
services, and morale, welfare, and recreation activities;
and executing engineering and construction services, communications
network support, transportation and cargo services, and
facilities maintenance and repair.
Each of the three contractors will receive up to $5 billion
a year for a base year and 9 option years. Thus, each contractor
could receive a maximum of $50 billion over the life of the
contract, and the total value of the contract could reach
A fourth contractor—Serco Inc. of Vienna, Virginia—was
awarded a separate contract for LOGCAP planning support earlier
in the year. Serco will receive a maximum of $45 million
per year for a base year and 4 option years. Serco is the
North American affiliate of a British company, Serco Group
REVISES TRANSCOM CHARTER
The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics published
a revised charter providing further guidance on the U.S. Transportation Command’s
(TRANSCOM’s) role as the Department of Defense’s (DOD’s)
distribution process owner (DPO). The revised charter, DOD Directive 5158.04,
United States Transportation Command, dated 27 July 2007, designates the TRANSCOM
commander as DOD’s single manager for transportation assets other than
those assigned in theater or unique to a particular service. The charter also
designates the TRANSCOM commander as the Mobility Joint Force Provider, the
DOD DPO, the DOD Distribution Portfolio Management Manager for Sustainment
and Force Movement, and the Single Manager for Patient Movement. For more information
on the charter, contact Lieutenant Colonel Len Grzybowski at email@example.com
or Captain David Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
from B Company, 26th Brigade Support Battalion,
2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division,
fabricates grates to seal culverts in Iraq.
Recently, insurgents have been placing improvised
explosive devices (IEDs) inside culverts found
under bridges and in ditches. Sealing the culverts
with fabricated grates, a technique called “culvert
capping,” prevents insurgents from being
able to place IEDs inside culverts.
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM
The chemical agent disposal facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland—the
second Army chemical demilitarization facility to complete chemical agent
destruction operations—has become the first facility to receive regulatory
approval to close. The Army Chemical Materials Agency received closure approval
from the Maryland Department of the Environment, which acted under the Federal
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
While it operated from April 2003 to February 2006, the Aberdeen Chemical Agent
Disposal Facility neutralized 1,623 tons of mustard agent. This was accomplished
by mixing the mustard agent with hot water and sodium hydroxide. The neutralized
agent then was drained from 1,817 1-ton steel containers, and the containers
were decontaminated and recycled.
The first Army chemical demilitarization facility to complete operations, at
Johnston Atoll in the Pacific, is working with regulatory agency officials
to receive certification under RCRA to close. Facilities at Newport Chemical
Depot, Indiana, Anniston Army Depot, Alabama, Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas,
Deseret Chemical Depot, Utah, and Umatilla Chemical Depot, Oregon, continue
operations. Disposal facilities at Pueblo Chemical Depot, Colorado, and Blue
Grass Army Depot, Kentucky, are under construction.
The successful operation of the Army’s chemical demilitarization facilities
has allowed the United States to complete the safe destruction of 45 percent
of its chemical stockpile. This has allowed the United States to meet a major
milestone under the Chemical Weapons Convention well ahead of the treaty’s
other signatory nations with major stockpiles; 182 nations have signed the
treaty, though most do not possess chemical weapons. The deadline for 100-percent
destruction of the Nation’s chemical weapons materiel is April 2012.
SCOE LIFELONG LEARNING PORTAL
TO ASSIST LOGISTICS LEARNING
The Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCOE) Lifelong Learning
Portal is now available to assist training developers and instructors
in educating Army logistics students. The portal, which can
be found at www.cascom.army.mil/scoe/scoebbportal, is divided
into separate learning domains, including
Ordnance, Quartermaster, Transportation, Army Combined Arms
Support Command/SCOE, Army Logistics Management College, and
Soldier Support Institute.
The SCOE Lifelong Learning Portal provides instructors and
training developers with access to study materials at any time,
course record-keeping capabilities, and discussion boards to
foster collaborative learning. Instructors can also post class
announcements, administer quizzes online, and securely and
confidentially post test scores.
This virtual training toolset is a significant component of
the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s plan for transforming
Army training, which requires the use of technology to support
training goals. Through this technology, Army logistics instructors
can reach more students in more varied locations. For questions
about the portal, contact Pete Thibodeau at 804–765–1445
ambush protected vehicles (MRAPS) are being sent
to Iraq and Afghanistan to replace high-mobility
multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) in combat
patrols and other high-risk missions. The Department
of Defense expects to ship an estimated 3,500 MRAPs
to Iraq by the end of December. MRAPS come in three
categories. Category I is designed for urban combat
operations and holds up to six people. Category
II has multi-mission capabilities, including convoy
lead, troop transport, ambulance, explosive ordnance
disposal, and combat engineering. Category III
is designed for mine and improvised explosive device
clearing. The MRAP in the photo is category III.
TWO ALMC COURSES
TO RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT
Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) students now can receive academic credit
from the Florida Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama in Huntsville
for completing the Army Acquisition Basic Course (AABC) and the Army Acquisition
Intermediate Contracting Course (AAICC). Colonel Shelley Richardson, the ALMC
Commandant, signed memorandums of understanding with the two universities in
May to formalize academic credit transfers.
The American Council on Education awarded each course 6 semester hours of undergraduate
credits or 3 semester hours of graduate credits. Both courses are presented by
the ALMC-Huntsville Campus as resi-dent and onsite courses. Further information
on the courses is available on the ALMC website at www.alu.army.mil/hsv/index.asp.
TRANSCOM AWARDS CONTRACT
FOR CONUS FREIGHT MANAGEMENT
The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) awarded the Defense Transportation
Coordination Initiative (DTCI) contract to Menlo Worldwide Government Services,
LLC, of San Mateo, California, in July to manage Department of Defense (DOD)
freight movements in the continental United States (CONUS). Benefits of the
new program are expected to include increased efficiencies, cost savings, and
better visibility of freight movements.
DTCI, a TRANSCOM Distribution Process Owner initiative, is a freight management
program designed to improve the reliability, predictability, and efficiency
of DOD materiel movement within CONUS by reducing cycle times and improving
predictability. This will be accomplished by using more dedicated truck schedules,
cross-docking operations, better mode selection, and load optimization. Certain
categories of freight, such as cash- or collect-on-delivery shipments; sensitive
or classified shipments; arms, ammunition, and explosives; bulk and missile
fuels; household goods; and privately owned vehicles, will be excluded from
DTCI will be implemented in three phases. Phase I will implement DTCI at Defense
Logistics Agency CONUS Defense distribution centers. Phase II will incorporate
activities near the distribution centers, selected airports, and DOD shippers.
All other scheduled DOD activities will implement DTCI during phase III. The
Government may require the contractor to implement an additional 50 sites per
year after phase II is implemented; however, the number of sites under this
contract will never exceed 260.
PROCEDURES FOR RETURNING SECURE
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT EXPLAINED
Communications security (COMSEC) equipment being
returned to Tobyhanna Army Depot is often being sent to Defense
Distribution Depot Tobyhanna instead. COMSEC equipment should
be sent to—Commander, Tobyhanna Army Depot, 11 Hap Arnold
Boulevard, ATTN: COMSEC Support, Building 73, Tobyhanna, PA
18466–5110. The Department of Defense Activity Address
Code W81U11 should be used.
COMSEC personnel should follow regulations when preparing
and packing the equipment for shipment. Publications that
clarify turn-in procedures are—
• Technical Bulletin 380–41, Procedures for Safeguarding, Accounting,
and Supply Control of COMSEC Material, which covers detailed control and accounting
procedures for classified COMSEC equipment.
• Department of the Army Pamphlets 710–2–1, Using Unit Supply
System (Manual Procedures), and 710–2–2, Supply Support Activity
Supply System: Manual Procedures, which cover the accounting procedures for
unclassified COMSEC equipment.
• Army Regulation 710–2, Supply Policy Below the National Level,
which describes routine policy and procedures for requisitioning stock and supply
management of both classified and unclassified COMSEC items.
For a complete list of COMSEC regulations, or for answers to other questions,
call the Tobyhanna Army Depot’s Communications Security Division
at DSN 795–6598 or commercial 570–895–6598.
Soldier Center at Natick, Massachusetts, is working
with a private company, Crosslink of St. Louis,
to develop electroluminescent panels for shelters.
The technology will be incorporated into panels
that can be attached to the walls of softwall shelters
to provide white light. The panels can be punctured,
torn, twisted (as shown above), or compacted and
be able to light up. The flexibility,
durability, and light weight of the panels
will allow them to be collapsed with the shelter.
This will enhance their value in
combat environments such as Iraq and Afghanistan,
where the ability to deploy quickly, set up, pack
up, and relocate
|Statement of Ownership,
Management, and Circulation
(required by 39 U.S.C. 3685).
The name of the publication is Army Logistician, an official
publication, published bimonthly by Headquarters, U.S.
Army Combined Arms Support Command, for Headquarters, Department
of the Army, at the U.S. Army Logistics Management College
(ALMC), Fort Lee, Virginia. Editor is Robert D. Paulus,
ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-1705. Extent and nature of circulation:
the figures that follow are average numbers of copies of
each issue for the preceding 12 months for the categories
Total paid circulation, sold through Government Printing
Requested distribution by mail, carrier, or other means:
Total distribution: 17,712.
Copies not distributed in above manner: 125.
Actual number of copies of a single issue published nearest
to the filing date: 17,438.
I certify that the statements made above by me are correct
Robert D. Paulus, 4 September 2007.