"One of the most important ways we can immediately improve readiness in 2017 is by tackling the burden units have with excess equipment," says LTG Aundre Piggee, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Logistics).
During the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq the Army was unmatched in equipment on the battlefield; however, some of it is no longer needed, and other equipment is needed in places where there are shortages.
Last week Piggee hosted a three-day ROC Drill, bringing together commands from across the Army to map out policies that make it easier for units to turn in equipment. The effort will be known as the All Army Excess Campaign Plan and is expected to greatly accelerate the process of eliminating or redistributing the equipment.
The effort, Piggee says, is setting up the Army for the future. It will allow Soldiers to focus on training and readiness, rather than inventorying and fixing equipment they are not using. At the ROC Drill, the commands identified the amount and categories of equipment they could practically divest. Equipment will be turned in to either the Logistics Readiness Centers or the Defense Logistics Agency.