Out With the Old: Divestiture Lessons from 3ID Modernization

By Lead Author: CPT Christopher Campbell, Contributing Author: MAJ Steven Whitton and Contributing Analyst Jeff BakerJune 16, 2023

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23-793 Out With the Old Divestiture Lessons from 3ID Modernization (June 23)

The future battle for the land domain is evolving faster than ever, prompting Forces Command (FORSCOM), Army Futures Command (AFC), and Army Materiel Command (AMC) to modernize Army Divisions in the largest modernization effort since the 1980s.

The 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) led the Army in this effort by executing the Regionally Aligned Readiness and Modernization Model (ReARMM) with its brigade combat teams (BCTs).

A critical step in the modernization process is the divestiture, or the turn-in or lateral transfer of outdated or unused equipment, prior to receiving new equipment.

During 3ID’s modernization, the unit identified three critical actions required to increase the efficiency of the divestment process. These critical actions include identifying stakeholders and turn-in processes prior to divestment, establishing comprehensive and continuous maintenance practices, and leveraging support external to the divesting unit.

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