By U.S. ArmyOctober 9, 2014
The U.S. Army's Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) held a formal ceremony July 17 at Fort Belvoir, to recognize the Assumption of Charter. LTC Robert Williams assumed the duties and responsibilities outlined in the program's new charter during the ceremony hosted by COL Harry Culclasure, Project Manager for the Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP).
The LMP is one of the world's largest, fully integrated supply chain, maintenance, repair and overhaul, planning, execution, and financial management systems. It is an SAP-based commercial-off-the-shelf solution that manages and tracks orders and delivery of materiel from the Army Materiel Command to Soldiers where and when they need it.
The LMP provides critical support to the Army needed to achieve an integrated enterprise solution that enables materiel readiness and provides asset management and accountability, architecture and acquisition compliancy, and financial transparency from factory to foxhole.
Under the stewardship of the PEO EIS, the LMP provides state-of-the-art automated support to the U.S. Army's arsenal and depot activities worldwide by providing a modernized logistics and finance solution that allows the AMC to provide Soldiers world-class logistics readiness.
"The management and staff of LMP have grown the program to be an Acquisition Category I Major Automated Information System with approximately 21,000 Increment 1 users and more than 70 DOD system interfaces. As a result of the team's accomplishments to date, senior Army leadership is exhibiting confidence in the program by elevating its leadership position to that of a military Product Manager," COL Culclasure explained at the ceremony.
LTC Williams is a former Military Intelligence Officer and has held positions within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). He served most recently in a role of program analysis and evaluation for the Army G-8 (resource sponsor).
"The previous accomplishments of both LTC Williams and the LMP program combined with our plans for increased capability and the addition of another 14,000 users with the fielding of Increment 2 offers us great opportunities for the future, and I am confident LTC Williams is ready and able to lead the program to more success," remarked COL Culclasure.