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PERFORMANCE BASED LOGISTICS 2009

A performance-based logistics (PBL) conference will be held from 27 to 29 July at the Westin in Alexandria, Virginia.  Performance Based Logistics 2009, sponsored by Worldwide Business Research, will have presentations and panels on PBL strategies for managing supplier relationships, knowledge gaining and data sharing, team management, and performance measurement and reporting.  The conference also will provide opportunities to glean PBL best practices and lessons learned and to review the policies of today and tomorrow affecting PBL.  For more information or to register, visit the conference webpage at www.pblusa.com.   

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CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY SEEKS GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM STORIES

The Army Center of Military History wants to hear from logisticians in all components (Active Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve) and at all leadership levels who have served in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).  The center is working on a GWOT collection and needs Soldiers and units to contribute and to help preserve-

  • Personal experience papers and oral interviews.
  • Operational, mobilization, demobilization, and movement orders.
  • Operations plans, summaries, storyboards, maps, charts, and drawings.
  • Command and battle update briefs, tactical update assessments, after-action reviews, and lessons learned.
  • Key leader personal files, emails, correspondence, notes, meeting minutes, and journals.
  • Intelligence and significant activity reports and summaries.
  • Award recommendation packets and witness statements for awards at the level of the Army Commendation Medal with V devise-level and above.
  • Unit alpha rosters without Social Security numbers.
  • Public affairs news releases and hometown articles.
  • Combat and other photographs with good captions.
  • Special studies and briefings.

To contribute to the GWOT collection or obtain more information, email Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith, the Global War on Terrorism project officer, at Robert.Smith38@us.army.mil.

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TLOG:  A GOLDEN PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY

Senior captains, majors, and Department of the Army civilians (GS-12 or above) can become premier operational-level logisticians through the Army's Theater Logistics Studies Program (TLog) offered by the Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) at Fort Lee, Virginia.  This challenging 19-week course improves students' knowledge of theater logistics, hones their planning skills, and gives them the opportunity to formalize their professional expertise into an extremely marketable master's degree.  It also provides them with the skills needed to become part of the first response team of planners responsible for creating the logistics footprint in an undeveloped theater of operations.

Since 2007, TLog has been evolving into the premier training ground for the best logistics planners.  With an instructor lineup that is 90-percent military, TLog combines scenario-based classroom instruction, historical logistics staff rides, and realistic (briefing style) examinations to dramatically enhance planning and critical thinking skills and better prepare logisticians for operational-level command and staff positions.  TLog is designed to increase operational knowledge, hone decisionmaking abilities, and refine staff skills.  The 19-week course uses three planning scenarios, multiple rock drills, and general officer mentors to help prepare students for the challenges of being a theater-level logistics planner.  Officer graduates also receive an additional skill identifier, P1, marking them for key logistics positions within a theater support command; an expeditionary support command; or in the G-4 shop of a corps, division, or Army service component command.

TLog and Florida Institute of Technology have a cooperative degree program that grants 12 hours of credit toward a master of science degree in logistics management, management, or disaster management.  Military students transition to ALMC in order to complete their entire degree within 1 year.

As noted by Lieutenant General Mitchell H. Stevenson, when he was commander of the Army Combined Arms Support Command, the purpose of TLog is to "develop agile, innovative logisticians who have the decision analysis, logistic knowledge, and skill sets to find solutions for complex, operational logistic challenges."

For more information, contact Ken Cox at 804/765-4752, or email leeetlog@conus.army.mil.

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