Army Sustainment November - December 2012

FocusThe Sustainment 
Leader for the 
Army 2020

The Sustainment
Leader for the
Army 2020

The Army sustainment leader of 2020 must be an expert in tactical operations while having knowledge of operational and strategic sustainment across logistics, personnel, and health service support domains. Download this article.

CommentaryNational Security and
Global Logistics: Adapting to the Uncertainties of Tomorrow

National Security and
Global Logistics: Adapting to the Uncertainties of Tomorrow

As the realities of defense resourcing become increasingly evident, it is important to consider how we might best meet our national security objectives within a significantly constrained resource environment. Download this article.

Commentary

Time to Go Back to the Basics in Logistics

As defense spending is reduced, the author argues a need for the force
to reestablish a technical knowledge base before it is lost. Download this article.

CommentaryProposed Active Component Cuts Put Reserve Financial Management Centers at Risk

Proposed Active Component Cuts Put Reserve Financial Management Centers at Risk

Reducing the number of Active component personnel assigned to Reserve component financial management centers could degrade the quality of oversight of financial management operations. Download this article.

Training and Education

Warrant Officer Professional Development: An I Corps Perspective

The I Corps G–4 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Washington, hosted the inaugural JBLM Sustainment Warrant Officer Conference on 30 November 2011. Download this article.

Training and EducationRefining the CSSB at JRTC

Refining the CSSB at JRTC

Combat sustainment support battalions can benefit greatly from a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center, where units have the opportunity to exercise skills that are normally applied only during deployments. Download this article.

Current OperationsMedical Logistics Support to Iraq: The End of an Era

Medical Logistics Support to Iraq: The End of an Era

The lessons learned in drawing down medical logistics support in Iraq must be
remembered in drawing down medical logistics support in Afghanistan. Download this article.

Current OperationsThe 204th BSB’s Logistics Training
Advisory Team in Afghanistan

The 204th BSB’s Logistics Training
Advisory Team in Afghanistan

The 204th Brigade Support Battalion’s logistics training advisory team established several programs to help them train Afghan Uniformed Police in logistics operations. Download this article.

Current OperationsReverse Logistics Operations in Afghanistan

Reverse Logistics Operations in Afghanistan

While easy to overlook and often difficult to implement, reverse logistics operations
are key to maintaining efficient living and work areas at combat outposts and forward operating bases. Download this article.

Tools

GCSS–Army Materiel Management

In August 2011, the 916th Support Brigade received training from Global Combat Support System–Army
(GCSS–Army) master trainers as part of the ongoing operational test of GCSS–Army. Download this article.

Tools

CDFM, LSS, and the Future Resource Manager

Managing change can be a particular challenge for resource managers. Certified Defense Financial Managers can use Lean Six Sigma to help the military make necessary changes more effectively. Download this article.

Tools

Sustainment Preparation of the Operational Environment
Planning and Assessment Tool

This article provides a brief overview of a sustainment tool that provides a process for the operational-level planner to assess the capabilities and resources available in an area or responsibility prior to deployment. Download this article.

SpectrumHybrid Airships for Lift: A New Paradigm

Hybrid Airships for Lift: A New Paradigm

Hybrid airships can fill a gap in the current militar y airlift system. But first, the Department of Defense must examine Misconceptions about the ir safety and operational challenges. Download this article.

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

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

The Marine Corps campaign in the Dominican Republic was often frustrating and eventually overshadowed by the much bigger operations of World War I. But it offers lessons in how to support small units operating in austere environments against elusive foes. Download this article.

Headlines

Army Chief of Transportation Promotes Credentialing of Transitioning Soldiers

Brigadier General Stephen E. Farmen, the Army Chief of Transportation, is spearheading efforts to help transitioning Soldiers gain civilian transportation employment.

Army Leaders Break Ground on $9.6 Million Solar Power Project at Tooele Army Depot

On 17 August 2012, General Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Katherine...

First Transportation Rodeo Held at Kandahar Airfield

Soldiers with the 515th Transportation Company change a palletized load system’s tire during Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan’s first truck rodeo competition, held 17 August 2012.

Defense Maintenance Award Winners Announced

A Fort Hood, Texas, unit is among the field-level winners of the 2012 Secretary of Defense Maintenance Awards.

Blue Force Tracking Aviation Tactical Operations Center Transitions to Organic Support

The Blue Force Tracking Aviation (BFT–AVN) Tactical Operations Center Kit AN/GYK–65 has finished its transition to organic support.

Mobile Training Team Prepares Artillery Repairers for
Armament Repairer Mission

A mobile training team from Fort Lee, Virginia, spent a month at Fort Hood, Texas, preparing artillery repairers for their new military occupational specialty of (MOS) 91F (small arms/towed artillery repairer).

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November-December 2012

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MSG Patrick Perez, a noncommissioned
officer-in-charge with the 3d Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, and SGT Joriann Garcia Hernandez, a supply sergeant with the 427th Brigade Support Battalion, discuss cargo placement inside the redistribution property accountability team yard (RPAT) at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. RPAT operations are one part of reverse logistics.