September-October 2017 Army Sustainment

  • The Final Strategic Objectives AMC CommanderThe Final Strategic Objectives

    Armywide sustainment and materiel development are the final two of six strategic objectives that establish the organizational strategy to operationalize the Army Materiel Command as the Army’s materiel integrator.

  • When Time Is Not on Our Side Army G-4 When Time Is Not on Our Side

    The Army must consider how to save time in order to allow units to deploy faster.

  • Force Projection and Force Reception Doctrine Update Focus Force Projection and Force Reception Doctrine Update

    The Combined Arms Support Command is revising doctrine and training in order to operationalize force projection and force reception policies.

  • The OSD Logistics Fellows Program: A Glimpse From Above Commentary The OSD Logistics Fellows Program: A Glimpse From Above

    The Office of the Secretary of Defense offers field-grade officers and civilian equivalents the opportunity to participate in a fellowship that explores logistics and policy at the national level.

  • Soldiers Are From Mars, Contractors Are From Jupiter Commentary Soldiers Are From Mars, Contractors Are From Jupiter

    Understanding the differences between Army logistics and contracted logistics can reduce confusion and improve contractor-provided services.

  • Building an Expeditionary Army for the Future Commentary Building an Expeditionary Army for the Future

    After years of having a mature-theater force structure and secure lines of communication, the Army is changing into an expeditionary force that can conduct sustained operations in all domains.

  • Setting the Theater in the Middle East Features Setting the Theater in the Middle East

    Logisticians from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command execute a deliberate process to set the theater in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

  • Setting the African Theater Features Setting the African Theater

    The Department of Defense has tapped the 79th Theater Sustainment Command to become the senior logistics integrator for U.S. Africa Command.

  • Pacific Pathways: Maintaining Freedom of Maneuver Through Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement Features Pacific Pathways: Maintaining Freedom of Maneuver Through Reception, Staging, and Onward Movement

    Reception, staging, and onward movement operations for Pacific Pathways ensure freedom of movement for U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Reception and Integration of an ABCT Through Theater Intermediate 
Staging Bases Features Reception and Integration of an ABCT Through Theater Intermediate Staging Bases

    The 16th Special Troops Battalion used seven intermediate staging bases to receive armored brigade combat team units and speedily prepare them for Atlantic Resolve.

  • Establishing Europe’s Army Pre-positioned Stocks Features Establishing Europe’s Army Pre-positioned Stocks

    Atlantic Resolve is changing the way the Army stores and distributes pre-positioned equipment.

  • The 21st TSC’s Maintenance Terrain Walk Program Features The 21st TSC’s Maintenance Terrain Walk Program

    If designed and implemented properly, a maintenance terrain walk can drastically increase long-term readiness.

  • The Art and Science of Setting a Theater: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason Features The Art and Science of Setting a Theater: An Interview With Retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason

    When it comes to setting a theater, this retired sustainer with 35 years of experience suggests, “Do not reinvent the wheel.”

  • Changing the Culture to Set the Theater Operations Changing the Culture to Set the Theater

    The Transportation Corps needs a change in culture to set the theater for future operations and maintain readiness.

  • Expeditionary Human Resources Sustainment: From Theater Committed to Theater Expeditionary Operations Expeditionary Human Resources Sustainment: From Theater Committed to Theater Expeditionary

    Simultaneously supporting multiple theaters reinforced the 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center’s operational relevance as an expeditionary capability.

  • End-Use Monitoring Is the Key to Success in Foreign Military Sales Operations End-Use Monitoring Is the Key to Success in Foreign Military Sales

    Ensuring items are used appropriately by the intended recipients is an important part of making sure foreign military sales work as intended.

  • A Sustainment Quick Reaction Force to Support Train, Advise, and Assist Operations Operations A Sustainment Quick Reaction Force to Support Train, Advise, and Assist Operations

    The 518th Sustainment Brigade created an organization to fill gaps in operational contract support and sustainment to support train, advise, and assist efforts in Afghanistan.

  • Logistics, Maneuver Commanders, and the Customer Experience Operations Logistics, Maneuver Commanders, and the Customer Experience

    Focusing on the customer experience helped a forward support company to provide responsive support to maneuver units.

  • Increasing Proficiency With the Command Post Exercise–Functional Training & Education Increasing Proficiency With the Command Post Exercise–Functional

    A CPX-F provides sustainment units with the opportunity to prepare for an external evaluation and assess their ability to accomplish mission-essential tasks.

  • Training Lessons Learned by a Field Artillery Forward Support Company Training & Education Training Lessons Learned by a Field Artillery Forward Support Company

    The lessons learned by one unit supporting a field artillery battalion during a culminating training exercise could improve training and operations for other forward support companies.

  • LCOP: A Shared Understanding in an Expeditionary Environment Tools LCOP: A Shared Understanding in an Expeditionary Environment

    Maintaining a logistics common operational picture is critical to sustaining a brigade combat team in a decisive action or expeditionary environment.