Army Sustainment July-August 2016

Army G–4Optimized Mission  Command: Using Authority and Influence

Optimized Mission Command: Using Authority and Influence

The Army G-4 discusses the importance of using command influence to manage command and support relationships in order to improve readiness.

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FeaturesSustainment Mission Command in a Globally Distributed Environment

Sustainment Mission Command in a Globally Distributed Environment

In the Pacific theater, the 8th Theater Sustainment Command applies the principles of mission command through operational influence rather than through direct control.

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FeaturesSustainment Integration: The Foundation of Expeditionary Readiness

Sustainment Integration: The Foundation of Expeditionary Readiness

The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command is focused on achieving unity of effort within its sustainment networks to project and sustain combat power.

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FeaturesImproving Army Readiness for the 21st Century: 
An Interview With Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert T. Dail

Improving Army Readiness for the 21st Century: An Interview With Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Robert T. Dail

A former director of the Defense Logistics Agency provides his view of what Army readiness requires now and will require in the future.

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Commentary

The Joint Logistics Enterprise: Machine and Organism

This article, the first in a series of three about how logisticians can view the joint logistics enterprise, discusses the enterprise as both a machine and a complex organism.

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Commentary

A Professional Development Tool for Quartermaster Soldiers

The quartermaster community is developing and refining career maps to better equip Soldiers to manage their careers.

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CommentarySolutions for Expeditionary Sustainment Mission Command

Solutions for Expeditionary Sustainment Mission Command

The 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command trained on providing an expeditionary mission command headquarters by validating its early-entry command post and deploying to Swift Response 15.

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Training & Education

Revitalizing the Field Trains Concept

Some changes to the field trains concept may help ease challenges created by personnel and budget shortfalls.

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ToolsStaying on Track With Military Rail

Staying on Track With Military Rail

Movement by rail can be hazardous, so railroad crews must follow safety procedures to prevent accidents.

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FocusBuilding the Theater Planner

Building the Theater Planner

What happened to the Theater Logistics Studies Program?

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Features Operational Design for Expeditionary Corps Support

Operational Design for Expeditionary Corps Support

The commander of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command describes the operational design that enables it to provide expeditionary support for I Corps’ widely dispersed units.

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FeaturesThe 16th Sustainment Brigade Sustains a Strong Europe

The 16th Sustainment Brigade Sustains a Strong Europe

An increasing number of commitments and reductions in the size of the force have generated unique challenges and opportunities for the only sustainment brigade in Europe.

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FeaturesThe Joint Munitions Command Ensures Ammunition Readiness

The Joint Munitions Command Ensures Ammunition Readiness

JMC is responsible for the life-cycle management of ammunition and provides joint forces with munitions to enable successful military operations.

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CommentaryJoint Theater Sustainment Integration Is Within Reach in the Pacific

Joint Theater Sustainment Integration Is Within Reach in the Pacific

A joint theater sustainment concept could expand sustainment capabilities in the Pacific by providing synergy among organizations.

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Commentary

Lock-Step Readiness Requires a Well-Rounded Soldier

Preparing sustainment Soldiers for the fight is as important to readiness as maintaining equipment.

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CommentaryRedundancies in the General Support Aviation Battalion FSC

Redundancies in the General Support Aviation Battalion FSC

The general aviation support battalion forward support company is typically co-located with other logistics assets, causing redundancies in field feeding, petroleum distribution, and ground maintenance.

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Training & EducationMoving Across Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Moving Across Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Logisticians must work through the unique challenges of multinational transportation when supporting Atlantic Resolve.

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HistoryCutting Loose With Expeditionary Logistics in the Vicksburg Campaign

Cutting Loose With Expeditionary Logistics in the Vicksburg Campaign

Establishing a flexible sustainment system was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s key to success in the Vicksburg Campaign. Lessons learned from this campaign can still be applied today.

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Army mariners from the 1099th Transportation Detachment, assigned to the SP4 James A. Loux, Logistics Support Vessel-6, load an Army vehicle onto the ship during a mission to Port Salalah, Oman, on March 6, 2016. (Photo by Sgt. Walter Lowell)