July-August 2017 Army Sustainment

  • Providing Materiel Readiness on a Joint Battlefield AMC CommanderProviding Materiel Readiness on a Joint Battlefield

    The Army must enable force projection and battlefield sustainment in support of joint logistics.

  • Connecting the Dots Army G-4 Connecting the Dots

    Soldiers and Army civilians must appreciate what the other services can provide in order to connect the dots and get the best solution.

  • Multiservice Integrated Training in the Army Institutional Domain Focus Multiservice Integrated Training in the Army Institutional Domain

    Schools under the Sustainment Center of Excellence train personnel from all of the military services on critical sustainment functions.

  • Operational Contract Support Needs a Joint Force Focus Commentary Operational Contract Support Needs a Joint Force Focus

    Personnel in every service should be trained and encouraged to understand the importance of operational contract support.

  • The Role of a Noncommissioned Officer in a Joint Forces Environment Commentary The Role of a Noncommissioned Officer in a Joint Forces Environment

    The Defense Logistics Agency’s senior enlisted Soldier discusses the unique opportunity and responsibility of leading a predominantly civilian workforce in a joint force environment.

  • Benefits of the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course Commentary Benefits of the Joint Humanitarian Operations Course

    A two-day course teaches sustainers how to integrate military support into disaster relief missions.

  • The Strategic Broadening Seminars Prepare Leaders for the Complexities of Tomorrow Commentary The Strategic Broadening Seminars Prepare Leaders for the Complexities of Tomorrow

    A logistics officer used a postgraduate program as a broadening experience to become a strategic thinker.

  • Sustaining Military Operations in the Emerging Joint Operating Environment Features Sustaining Military Operations in the Emerging Joint Operating Environment

    Sustainers must think critically and innovatively to adapt to the emerging joint operating environment.

  • Extending Operational Sustainment in Korea Features Extending Operational Sustainment in Korea

    U.S. Forces Korea and the Republic of Korea are using distribution hubs with air terminal supply points and area distribution centers to meet their operational sustainment goals on the peninsula.

  • Joint Logistics Capabilities for Credible Deterrence Features Joint Logistics Capabilities for Credible Deterrence

    The U.S. European Command Logistics Directorate is working with its NATO partners to improve five areas that set the theater for the joint force.

  • Ensuring Materiel Readiness for the Joint Force Features Ensuring Materiel Readiness for the Joint Force

    Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support provides the joint force with needed supplies to accomplish the mission.

  • How TACOM Supports the Joint Fight Features How TACOM Supports the Joint Fight

    By managing the life cycles of major end items, the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command plays an important role in the readiness of all defense services.

  • USASAC Plays the Long Game in the FMS Life Cycle Features USASAC Plays the Long Game in the FMS Life Cycle

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command uses the “Total Package Approach” to ensure that allies using foreign military sales have everything they need to succeed.

  • Joint Operational Contract Support Challenges Features Joint Operational Contract Support Challenges

    The Department of Defense would benefit from addressing challenges related to contract support integration, contract support, and contractor management.

  • Simple Is Better in Joint Operations: Perspectives From Retired Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey Features Simple Is Better in Joint Operations: Perspectives From Retired Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey

    A retired general officer discusses the Army’s role in joint environments, how Soldiers can benefit from joint assignments, and how innovation and technology impact joint force success.

  • Sustaining the Joint Communications Support Element Operations Sustaining the Joint Communications Support Element

    Army sustainers adapt to joint policies, learn Air Force processes, and integrate Navy Seabee expertise to provide rapidly deployable communications capabilities to early-entry forces.

  • The Effect MTOE Has on Mission Command in Support Companies Operations The Effect MTOE Has on Mission Command in Support Companies

    Adding two Soldiers to the headquarters section of a sustainment company could improve the unit’s ability to conduct mission command.

  • Exercise Anakonda 2016: Globally Integrated Logistics in Action Training & Education Exercise Anakonda 2016: Globally Integrated Logistics in Action

    USAREUR successfully supported a complex multinational exercise with limited resources by working with partner nations to set conditions.

  • Applying Lean Six Sigma at the Forward Support Company Level Tools Applying Lean Six Sigma at the Forward Support Company Level

    Lean Six Sigma methods can be applied at any level of an organization where there is significant leadership support, dedicated team activities, and a focus on process improvement.

  • The Evolution of the Ordnance Corps Maintenance Mission History The Evolution of the Ordnance Corps Maintenance Mission

    Ordnance Corps Soldiers have played a vital role in the history of the Army, and their mission has continued to evolve with advancements in technology.

  • The Three Lives of Fort Lee, Virginia: World War I History The Three Lives of Fort Lee, Virginia: World War I

    In this first article of a series commemorating the 100th anniversary of Fort Lee, the author details the origins of the installation’s long history of training troops.