FORT BRAGG, North Carolina -- Members of the 406th Army Field Support Brigade competed in the annual Brigade Logistics Support Team (BLST) Olympics held at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from April 20-24.
BLST chiefs and logistics management specialist (LMS) from forts Benning, Georgia; Campbell, Kentucky; Drum, New York; and here competed to be the best BLST east of the Mississippi River.
The winning team was Maj. William Mulkey, BLST chief, and Michael Perdue, LMS, Army Field Support Battalion-Bragg.
Participants were tested on their knowledge and ability to implement Army Material Command support systems such as Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) automated tools, as well as their basic Soldier skills.
The event is designed to develop, assess, and test the capabilities of the BLST teams under the 406th AFSB. Participants spent the week demonstrating their knowledge of LOGSA tools, Army Forces Generation process, Army RESET Management Tool, Decision Support Tool, and the Global Combat Support System -- Army in-depth to ensure they are proficient on logistical systems available to support their Brigade Combat Team (BCT).
"The BLST provides the link between the warfighter and AMC. They act as a logistical expert for the BCT and as a liaison for AMC," said Gary Hancock, the 406th LOGSA liaison officer and one of the event instructors.
"Each BCT is assigned a BLST chief and LMS. The team can be as large as 11 members made up of military, Army civilians, and contractors," Hancock said. "Together the team ensures all equipment and systems are functioning in order to best support BCT mission requirements."