Army Sustainment July-September 2013

FeaturesCivilian Workforce Transformation: Enterprise Management of the Army Civilian Corps

Civilian Workforce Transformation: Enterprise Management of the Army Civilian Corps

Barbara G. Mroczkowski, director of the Civilian Logistics Career Management Office, details the initiative designed to manage the civilian workforce. Download this article.

FeaturesDepartment of the Army Logistics Intern Program

Department of the Army Logistics Intern Program

Carey W. Radican, the Department of the Army logistics intern program manager, discusses logistics internships. Download this article.

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Civilian Professional Development: What’s in It for You?

Valerie Helms, with the Career Professional Development Program, outlines the Army’s program to enhance civilian professional development. Download this article.

Features

Pursuing Professional Development through Long-Term Training

Long-term training can provide an important piece of the training puzzle for Department of the Army logistics civilians. Download this article.

Features

The OSD Fellows Program

This article takes a look at one experience as an Office of the Secretary of Defense fellow. Download this article.

Features

Modification of the Planning Process for Sustainers Part 3

In this final installment of the series, Dr. John M. Menter and Benjamin A. Terrell detail orders production, rehearsals, and sustainment assessments. Download this article.

Features

A Tactical Command Post at the National Training Center

Col. Todd A. Heussner, Lt. Col. Todd J. Fish, and Maj. Shane M. Upton, with the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, demonstrate the value of sustainment unit training at the NTC. Download this article.

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Synchronizing Leader Development for Sustainment 2020

Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, outlines the Army logistics education initiatives to shape the Globally Responsive Sustainment Strategy. Download this article.

Commentary

For Want of a “Chaoplexic” View of Logistics

The future presents a paradox: keeping the Army's logistics systems engineering roots while embracing a complex- and chaotic-systems opposing view of logistics. In this article, the authors contend that there are other ways of framing logistics designs beyond the traditional systems engineering view. Download this article.

Commentary

The Sustainment Mission Command Capability

The Forces Command’s sustainment mission command capability enables commanders to provide equipped and sustained forces in order to remain globally responsive and regionally engaged. Download this article.

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Understanding Mission Command

Mission command, as a recognized methodology, is not new to military doctrine. To fully grasp the concept, leaders must understand its background and legacy. Download this article.

Operations

The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Forward Retrograde Elements

To anticipate and synchronize retrograde and drawdown from planning through execution at the task force level, the 593rd Sustainment Brigade task organized U.S. Central Command materiel retrograde elements as forward retrograde elements. Download this article.

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Streamlining Theater Closing Operations

Retrograde sort yards in Afghanistan have room for improvement. This article suggests several ways to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Download this article.

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A Comparison of D/ROPS Models in Different Theaters

Deployment/redeployment operations (D/ROPS) teams are designed to facilitate the reception, staging, onward movement, and integration (RSOI) of units in theater. D/ROPS teams operated as a functional concept in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, but those teams did not follow the same process in Afghanistan. Download this article.

OperationsManaging  and Maintaining Equipment for a Materiel Recovery and Retrograde Mission

Managing and Maintaining Equipment for a Materiel Recovery and Retrograde Mission

Because retrograde sort yards use heavy equipment and vehicles to move supplies, the retrograde mission requires a maintenance program to keep the equipment running. This article outlines the U.S. Central Command materiel retrograde element’s integrated maintenance concept. Download this article.

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Responsible Retrograde

In preparation for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the 701st Brigade Support Battalion reestablished the retrograde yard at Forward Operating Base Sharana. Download this article.

Operations

Operation Slim Warrior

A brigade combat team set the conditions for operating in a budget-constrained environment through an initiative to identify equipment on hand, return excess to the Army system, leverage the unit’s operations and maintenance funds, and ingrain supply discipline into junior leaders. Download this article.

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The Sustainer’s Foxhole and Preparing for Unified Land Operations

Our Army has vast wartime experience, but because sustainment units have been operating from established forward operating bases, Soldiers and leaders have not developed the skills necessary for effective field operations. Download this article.

Training and Education

Developing an SAP Certification Course for the Army Logistics University

The Army Logistics University has partnered with Virginia State University to offer a program that prepares logisticians to use Global Combat Support System–Army. Download this article.

Tools

Replacing the Movement Tracking System With a Joint Solution

The Joint Capabilities Release (JCR) is the Army’s next generation of mission command and situational awareness software. Download this article.

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Insights and Challenges of Web-Based Ammunition Management

The Army has taken steps to improve ammunition management but more still needs to be done. This article highlights Total Ammunition Management Information System functions and enterprise modernization challenges. Download this article.

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