• Col. Robin Akin, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander and Nashville, Tenn., native, briefs Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, on the command's reset status since returning to Fort Knox after serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  During his visit, Peterson listened to the 3d ESC's reset and retrain process while giving input from a FORSCOM perspective. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Behlin)

    FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Col. Robin Akin, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander and Nashville, Tenn., native, briefs Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, on the command's reset status since...

  • Sgt. Christina DiSano, driver for the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general and Brattleboro, Vt., native, presents Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, a nutcracker in appreciation from the command during his visit Tuesday, Dec. 15. During his visit, Peterson participated in briefings with the intent of identifying and discussing and issues identified during the stages of the Army Force Generation Model. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Behlin)

    FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Sgt. Christina DiSano, driver for the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general and Brattleboro, Vt., native, presents Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, a...

  • Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, briefs Col. Robin Akin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, Col. Jerrold Reeves, 3d ESC deputy commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Willie Tennant, 3d ESC senior enlisted leader, on issues and expectation during the reset and retrain process. During his visit to the 3d ESC, Peterson thanked Soldiers of the command for their diligence during the reset and retrain process, which he described as being especially difficult for logisticians. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Behlin)

    FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, briefs Col. Robin Akin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commander, Col. Jerrold Reeves, 3d ESC deputy commander, and Command Sgt. Maj...

  • Command Sgt. Major Willie Tennant, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) senior enlisted leader and Pleasantville, New Jersey, native, greets Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, Tuesday Dec. 15 during his visit to Fort Knox.  While visiting the 3d ESC, Peterson received briefings on the reset and retrain process while discussing issues and successes identified during this stage of the Army Force Generation model. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Behlin)

    FORSCOM Deputy Commander visits 3d ESC, talks ARFORGEN

    Command Sgt. Major Willie Tennant, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) senior enlisted leader and Pleasantville, New Jersey, native, greets Lt. Gen. Joseph Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii...

FORT KNOX, Ky. - Lieutenant General Joseph F. Peterson, U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general and Honolulu, Hawaii, native, visited the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Tuesday Dec. 15 to receive briefings on the command's reset status since returning to Fort Knox from service in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Peterson participated in the briefings with the intent of identifying and discussing any issues identified during the reset stage of the Army Force Generation model.

According to the Army's 2009 posture statement, the ARFORGEN process is the method for effectively and efficiently generating trained and ready forces for combatant commanders on a sustainable, rotational basis. As such, it synchronizes the Army's primary title systems: manning, equipping, training, resourcing, sustaining, and modernizing - used to generate forces.

During the briefing, Peterson took the time to thank Soldiers of the command for a job well done in Iraq, and for their diligence during the reset period, which he described as being difficult for logisticians and more importantly, a time to "take a knee."

"We have been in a transition state for the last 5 years, and for everyone sitting here, you get to be a part of this transition period," said Peterson. "How we transition during this period is squarely on our shoulders."

Escorted by Col. Robin Akin, 3d ESC commander, and Nashville, Tenn., native, Peterson listened to the command's reset and retrain process while providing input from a FORSCOM perspective.

Also of particular interest to Peterson were the command's modified table of organization and equipment, upcoming training and the ability of the command to remain flexible and adaptable while the Army supports two major campaigns.

Peterson explained that being flexible and adaptable allows the Army to operate successfully without conflict or issue.

Overall, Peterson was pleased with his visit to the 3d ESC and its accomplishments in Iraq and at Fort Knox. He thanked the command for its hard work in the reset stages and for its future endeavors.

"I'm very proud of what you accomplished in Iraq, and as an Army we're doing extremely well in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Peterson. "At the core of everything we do, we have great Soldiers, led by great leaders, and supported by great Families."

Photos and story by Spc. Michael Behlin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) public affairs.
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