By U.S. ArmyMay 2, 2018
The new edition of Army Sustainment magazine is one of the most insightful issues yet. In this issue, five of the Army's top leaders provide their observations on expeditionary battlefield sustainment.
It includes interviews and articles by retired Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John Campbell; FORSCOM Commander Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams; AMC Commander Gen. Gustave "Gus" Perna; Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey; and Chief of Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey.
In his interview, Gen. Campbell discusses his experiences with sustainment and the importance it will play on tomorrow's battlefield. Gen. Abrams describes how the Army is improving training, readiness, and mobilization to counter emerging threats and sustain our global commitments. Gen. Perna, the Army's senior logistician, writes about how Soldiers must relearn expeditionary skills for the next fight. SMA Dailey, the Army's senior enlisted Soldier, provides advice for developing future sustainment leaders. Lt. Gen. Luckey talks about factors the Army should consider in enabling the Reserve to sustain the force "on the road to awesome."
This issue also has an article by Maj. Gen. Paul Hurley Jr. and Maj. Hugh "Hank" Coleman III discussing how sustainers must rely more on precision logistics than on sheer volume. The Hip-Pocket Guide offers information on conducting maintenance meetings and the key elements of a sustainment rehearsal.
Expeditionary battlefield logistics moves us beyond supply management. It takes us back to our core competencies and basic responsibilities to plan, integrate, synchronize, echelon, and transport commodities in support of the maneuver commander. The next expeditionary battlefield will have many improvements to help logisticians execute the basics of supply and maintenance.
Army Sustainment, a bi-monthly publication, is prepared at the Army Logistics University and published by the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia, for the Department of the Army. The focus topic for the July-August 2018 issue will be Talent Management.
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