REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (June 10, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

Gen. Allyn visited Army Materiel Command, or AMC, for the first time as FORSCOM commander, with a goal of synchronizing efforts with AMC to support combatant commanders and the Army.

Several Army Field Support Brigade commanders briefed Gen. Allyn on areas including equipment retrograde, support to Regionally Aligned Forces, Army readiness and Logistics Readiness Centers.

"I want to extend my appreciation to you and your team," Gen. Allyn said to the 401st AFSB about their support to the mission in Afghanistan. "I understand the magnitude of the journey you are on. Thank you for all the progress you've made and will continue to make."

Like similar visits from Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, this visit served as an opportunity to share information and bolster partnerships in support of the Chief of Staff of the Army's priorities.

The discussion focused on AMC's global alignment, delivery of combat readiness, stewardship of available resources, and adapting and shaping the Army for the future.

Readiness was a common focus for both the AMC and FORSCOM commanders. Leadership engaged in open discussion about providing equipment and materiel that the joint warfighter needs to accomplish the mission.

Both commanders agreed that better predictability in readiness is the way ahead to support the Army as it transitions to a leaner force.

"I think we have a great partnership and it can only get stronger as we go along and as the Army transitions," said Gen. Dennis Via, commander of AMC. "It's so important that we have you here today so that we can find out how to better support you."

Allyn echoed Via's remarks and added, "I look forward to the continued teamwork."