Addendum D: Sustaining the Joint Expeditionary Force
The critical task for Army logistics is to sustain the combat readiness of deployed forces and to maintain the materiel readiness of the current force. This requires a joint expeditionary mindset, a fundamental shift from supply based to distribution based logistics and conversion to modular support structures. Logisticians must be able to see requirements in real time, to respond to those requirements with speed and precision, and to rapidly establish forward sustainment capabilities.
To meet this requirement, the Army logistics community is focusing on the following areas:
- Connect Army Logisticians: Connecting logisticians is the linchpin of a strategy to dramatically improve the Army's ability to support joint war fighting.
- Modernize Theater Distribution: To meet the requirements of today's operating environment, an effective distribution system must guarantee delivery on time, every time.
- Improve Force Reception: The Army must have a force reception organization capable of performing the major tasks critical to open a theater regardless of the type of environment we are required to operate in.
- Integrate the Supply Chain: The Army, as part of the Joint Force, requires support from a flexible, response, and lean distribution-based logistics system.
- Modernize the Army's Tactical Wheeled Fleet: Crucial to supporting our commitment to the future is the health of the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet and strategic use of the depot infrastructure. We must have a long term consistent commitment of resources that will cyclically modernize existing fleets while developing new systems.
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The Army, and specifically the Army G-4, appreciates your interest in these key functions to support our Soldiers. With the support of Congress and the American people, the Army has made significant progress in these areas with both materiel and process solutions and will continue to develop new means to meet our mission.