By Jennifer L. King, 405th Army Field Support Brigade Public Affairs OfficerApril 5, 2011
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - The 405th Army Field Support Brigade, partnered with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, accepted command and control of Directorate of Logistics missions in the European theater from the Installation Management Command - Europe April 1.
"This transfer of DOL functions in theater greatly increases our mission and capabilities," said Col. Ronald Green, the commander of the 405th AFSB. "With the new mission, we now oversee a number of DOL operations, including food service, household goods operations and a myriad of other functions."
The transfer of the DOL mission is in support of the DOL enterprise transformation, which is designed to align logistical support with core competencies, thereby increasing quality and efficiency and standardizing performance.
"As the headquarters for the U.S. Army Materiel Command in Europe, we focus on logistical services," Green said. "This will allow installation commanders to focus on their core competencies of managing installations and allow us to provide the expertise for which we are known."
Green said there are multiple benefits to the transfer, including standardizing processes, improving contract management and enhancing the quality and the visibility of DOL services.
"As the single logistics integrator in theater, we have the flexibility to support surge requirements, manage the workload across all maintenance and supply activities, create efficiencies by centralizing logistics oversight and disseminate quality standards and best practices throughout the Materiel Enterprise," he said.
The transfer of the DOL missions to the 405th AFSB is intended to be seamless to ensure customers throughout the theater are not impacted.
"I anticipate the transfer of functions to go smoothly as we are well prepared for this mission," Green said. "I am confident that that we will continue to provide the same high level of service to the warfighters and their Families that IMCOM-Europe has always provided."