The July-August 2018 edition of Army Sustainment magazine brings you a cutting-edge look into talent management from our senior leaders. Talent management allows the Army to improve units and build readiness by having the right individuals for the jobs.The issue has interviews and articles filled with best practices and advice for Soldiers and leaders at all levels. It includes perspectives from the Army Materiel Command's Gen. Gustave "Gus" Perna and Command Sgt. Maj. Rodger Mansker; the deputy chief of staff, G-4, Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee; the deputy chief of staff, G-1, Lt. Gen. Thomas Seamands; retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling; and the CASCOM commander, Maj. Gen. Paul Hurley Jr.• Gen. Perna, the Army's senior logistician, discusses how talent management is about maximizing the potential of the workforce to meet the needs of the organization. His senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Mansker, shares his thoughts on the need for Soldiers to go beyond their foxholes.
• Lt. Gen. Piggee reflects on three talent management methods that can ensure we have the right individuals who can excel at the jobs the Army gives them. These are experience, mentorship, and imperatives.
• Lt. Gen. Seamands shares his insights on the future of talent management, the impact it will have on logisticians across the Army, and why talent management is more than a number.
• Retired Lt. Gen. Hertling, who was the first commander of initial military training, offers perspectives on growing the Army's bench.
• Maj. Gen. Hurley highlights how the Institutional Army is working to provide smart, resilient sustainment leaders who are well-equipped to confront today's challenges.
Talent management is about understanding requirements and what our Army needs at every level, then broadening and developing leaders to fit those roles. Focusing on the right combination of experience, expertise, and diversity of thought will improve talent management, make our units better, build readiness, and result in a stronger Army.The always popular Hip-Pocket Guide offers 20 principles of Army talent management and a 25-point profile on the holistic approach to talent management.Read it, share it, and discuss it with your colleagues.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 September-October 2018 issue will be Army Innovation and Modernization.If you have suggestions, comments, questions or want to contribute to future editions, please contact Army Sustainment magazine at 804-765-4761 or DSN 539-4761, or email email@example.com.