FORT LEE, Va. - Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, addressed the graduating students of the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course May 10, at the U.S. Army Logistics University.

"As logisticians, our top priority remains ensuring that the U.S. armed forces stands ready to fight and win our nation's wars," Via said. "We will have to roll up our collective sleeves, get our hands dirty and work through the challenges together."

The 131 graduates, including two Marines and eight foreign military students, spent 20 weeks learning about doctrine, unit leadership and personnel functions. They also learned how to plan and execute multi-functional logistical tasks and missions.

"If you like to solve problems, it's never been a more exciting time to work in the field of military logistics," Via added.

The Army Logistics University, part of the Combined Arms Support Command, is a composite campus for military and Department of Defense logistics leader education. The state-of-the-art learning center provides professional military, civilian, joint, multinational and interagency education for supporting the Army's logistics leaders.