The September-October 2018 issue of Army Sustainment brings you a cutting-edge look into innovation and modernization from our senior leaders. Inside this issue, you'll read how the new Army Futures Command affects your future and how logistics modernization requires us to plan early, update systems, and overcome resistance to change to become a more lethal force.

This new edition is jam-packed with interviews and articles covering every aspect of innovation and modernization and everything you need to know about the new Army Futures Command. In this issue, the Under Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy, discusses the Army Futures Command and the role sustainment will play in the Army's modernization efforts. The Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. James McConville, encourages us to change our processes and the way we do business so we can field systems in the time frame we need to be ready for combat. The Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), Dr. Bruce Jette, explains how the office of Acquisition, Logistics and Technology provides the Army with combat capabilities and collaborates with stakeholders to execute effective and affordable sustainment strategies. The Army's senior logistician and Army Materiel Command commander, Gen Gustave Perna, discusses how we must capitalize on technology to innovate and modernize the way we, as logisticians, support the warfighter. Retired Gen. David McKiernan highlights the need for the Army to modernize during its current period of inflection, and the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, highlights five areas that will transform Army logistics.

This issue's Hip-Pocket Guide has everything you need to know about the Army Futures Command and the Army's six modernization priorities.

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Army Sustainment, a bimonthly professional bulletin, is prepared at the Army Logistics University and published by the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia. The focus topic for the November-December 2018 issue will be Building Capable Sustainment Formations.

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