Third Army showcases readiness with ROC drill for U.S. transition in Iraq
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - Lt. Gen. William G. Webster, Third Army commanding general, (right) speaks with Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, at Camp Arifjan March 23, during a rehearsal of concept drill. The ROC drill synchronized efforts to ensure leadership in Iraq is able to accomplish the various missions, including the transitioning and reposturing of materiel in Iraq by the end of the year. Third Army is redefining readiness by ensuring materiel will be accounted for and distributed properly while cutting costs transparently and responsibly. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

CAMP ARIFJAN, KUWAIT - Third Army hosted the rehearsal of concept drill at Camp Arifjan with key leadership, including U.S. Forces-Iraq and Army Materiel Command, March 23 to discuss the transition and reposturing of equipment and materiel from Iraq.

"Resetting our Army is very important," said Lt. Gen. William G.
Webster, Third Army commanding general. "This is a great team that has come together to do this."

Third Army's goal is to ensure all U.S. military equipment is accounted for and distributed properly, most of it will be used to reset our Army.


"Third Army has given us our focus and we at AMC are in lockstep to ensure this mission is completed," said Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. AMC deputy commanding general. "The team's combined plan is finite and focused. And at the end of the day, it's more executable."

The AMC, headquartered in Ft. Belvoir, Va., is the Army's premier provider of materiel readiness. The command's mission ranges from development of weapons systems to maintenance and distribution of spare parts.

Third Army, AMC and other organizations, will support the transition of direct redeployment of forces and materiel. This will allow the team to sustain the force effectively, while conserving costs and ensuring stewardship of taxpayer's money.

The key tasks during the ROC drill were to assess requirements and equipment disposition (retrograde or transfer) against capacities and determine the limiting factors.

Third Army will also reconstitute and modernize Army pre-positioned stock and any additional equipment sets.

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