Army Sustainment July-August 2015

Army G–4Data-Driven Logistics: Not Just Another Computer System

Data-Driven Logistics: Not Just Another Computer System

Merging our supply, maintenance, and property accountability systems into GCSS–Army will give us a consolidated picture that enables better-informed decisions. Download this article.

FeaturesJoint Forces Command-United Assistance Fiscal Triad

Joint Forces Command-United Assistance Fiscal Triad

Excellent financial planning and execution enabled Operation United Assistance to complete its mission under budget. Download this article.

Commentary

The Indiscipline of the Supply Chain and Logistics Management Disciplines

The porous boundary between supply chain management and logistics management makes for fertile battlegrounds for debating the subfields of management studies. Download this article.

Training & EducationGetting Back to the Basics of Homestation Training

Getting Back to the Basics of Home-Station Training

The 330th Transportation Battalion planned and executed a home-station field training exercise to prepare for expeditionary warfare. Download this article.

Commentary

Managing External and Internal Support Requirements

Units within a brigade support battalion must follow the same procedures for requesting support as the units they support. Download this article.

CommentaryThe Simulation Operations Officer in a Sustainment Brigade

The Simulation Operations Officer in a Sustainment Brigade

An FA57 simulation operations officer can significantly benefit a sustainment brigade that is preparing to deploy. Download this article.

HistoryLogistics in Motion: Supporting the March to the Rhine

Logistics in Motion: Supporting the March to the Rhine

U.S. Army logisticians fed, clothed, and supported a quarter of a million combat-weary Soldiers as they marched to the Rhine River after World War I. Download this article.

Features101st Sustainment Brigade Supports Operation United Assistance

101st Sustainment Brigade Supports Operation United Assistance

Task Force Lifeliner provided logistics support to Operation United Assistance, which helped to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia. Download this article.

FeaturesThe Joint Logistics Enterprise Enables Operation United Assistance

The Joint Logistics Enterprise Enables Operation United Assistance

Using the joint logistics enterprise, AFRICOM and USARAF etched their place in history by being part of the largest U.S. response to an international public health crisis, combating the spread of Ebola in Liberia. Download this article.

OperationsShortfalls in the SBCT’s Forward Support Companies

Shortfalls in the SBCT’s Forward Support Companies

The FSCs that sustain Stryker brigade combat team maneuver battalions would benefit from increased personnel and equipment authorizations. Download this article.

Commentary

How Technology and Data Affect Mission Command

Data can empower or impede decision-making. What matters is how much data there is and whether or not it is accessible. Download this article.

Training & EducationThe Enhanced Speed Bag System

The Enhanced Speed Bag System

The enhanced speed bag system for helicopter resupply is a crucial development in aerial sustainment. Download this article.

Commentary

A New Way of Thinking About Strategic Sourcing

By using an Army Sustainment Command strategy of co-locating portfolio managers, the Army could more quickly realize its goals for services contracts. Download this article.

ToolsGCSS–Army Empowers Company Commanders

GCSS–Army Empowers Company Commanders

The Global Combat Support System–Army provides company-level leaders with the tools to manage tasks and access related information that will help them make better decisions. Download this article.

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Army Sustainment Receives Secretary of the Army Award

Army Sustainment, the Army’s official professional bulletin on sustainment, was awarded the 2015 Secretary of the Army Award for Publications Improvement (Departmental). Download this article.

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July-August 2015

Army Sustainment July-August 2015

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Spc. Kayoed Ilesanmi, a medical laboratory specialist for the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, demonstrates how to don personal protective equipment at an Army mobile testing laboratory in Tappita, Liberia, Jan. 6, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. Dani Salvatore)


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