By 8th TSC Public Affairs OfficeMay 4, 2017
The 8th Theater Sustainment Command is hosting a Senior Logistics Forum (SLF) at the Hale Ikena on Fort Shafter from 17-19 May 2017.
The event will cover three days of briefings, open discussions and dialogue ranging from Total Force Integration for active duty and reserve component sustainment units, to the role of sustainment in Multi-Domain Battle (MDB) concept, and culminating with a sustainment Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill. It will also include capability briefings lined up for active and reserve component U.S. Army Expeditionary Sustainment Commands (ESCs), service component briefings on MDB, and 8th TSC staff briefings to clarify sustainment requirements during the ROC Drill.
"Total Force Integration is really taking into consideration the unique capabilities that the Reserve Component and Active Duty ESCs bring to the fight, and the ability for personnel in attendance to develop and maintain relationships with these organizations to assist in any future involvement ranging from exercises, Humanitarian Assistance/ Disaster Relief missions, to operation plan execution," said Maj. Joaquin Meno, 8th TSC G5 Plans officer and the lead coordinator for the SLF.
Day one will focus on Total Force Integration and will be unclassified. Day two will focus on MDB and will be classified. Those interested in attending that have proper clearance(s) will be vetted through the 8TSC G2, but seating is limited to 150 per day, on a first come first serve basis
"Multi-domain battle is really starting to get off the ground as the Army's future warfighting concept. With U.S. Army Pacific as an Army leader in making MDB an operational reality, 8th TSC is in a very unique position. The senior logistics forum will gather sustainers throughout the Pacific Theater and the greater Army to really tackle what this means for the sustainment community. We are leveraging this great opportunity to really drive forward the concept of operationalizing sustainment in a multi-domain battle environment," said Capt A.J. Shattuck, 8th TSC G5 Strategic Planner.
Day three ROC Drill briefings will all be classified and only open to those verified by the 8th TSC G5 Chief of Plans prior to the event.
"Understanding our plans, capabilities, gaps, and creating a network of logisticians in the Pacific is the key to success in any problem set in support of our Army Commanders," said Maj. Julio Colon, 8th TSC G5 Chief of Plans.
There will be a no-host ice breaker social on May 17 at 4 p.m. at the Hale Ikena for all personnel interested in getting to know other participants and networking. There will be an additional social event at the end of Day 3, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Hale Ikena to close out the overall event.
If you are interested in attending the SLF please email the 8th TSC protocol office at protocol8thTSC@gmail.com for instructions to register. All seats are on a first come first serve basis with a cap of 150 personnel per day.
Continental breakfast and lunch buffet meals are available for attendees to purchase at the Hale Ikena.
If you are not a U.S. Army Pacific security badge holder, you must coordinate badge access through the 8th TSC G2 directorate. Contact Capt. Timathy Kloth or Sgt. 1st Class Peter Schamberger at (808) 438-1587 or (808) 438-1531 and reference the SLF following registration.
If you do not have base access to Fort Shafter please be aware of the following security access information:
-All visitors (anyone without a military identification card) must have a visitor pass. You will be routed to the closest Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) for a temporary pass. VPCs are located at Fort Shafter's Buckner Gate, Tripler Army Medical Center's main gate, Pohakuloa's main gate and Schofield Barracks' Lyman Gate (for access to either Schofield Barracks or Wheeler Army Airfield). The VPC provides daily passes that expire at midnight on the date of issue, based on need.
-In order to obtain a visitor pass, drivers must possess a valid operator's license, vehicle safety inspection, registration and proof of no-fault insurance. Operators of Rental Vehicles must have the no-fault insurance statement in their agreement or in possession of their personal vehicle insurance card.
-If you have further questions, please access the link below for more information:
https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/des/default.htm or call the Fort Shafter Provost Marshall Office at (808) 438-7114.