By By Valerie Clark; Supply, Maintenance, and Contracting; FORSCOM G-4May 29, 2012
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 18, 2012) -- U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) representatives attended the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Stakeholders' Divisional Visit at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 11 - 13, 2012.
The Product Director TMDE hosted the event in order to receive feedback from end users regarding product satisfaction. Also on the agenda were obsolete/excess equipment, Maintenance Support Device proficiency, warranty claims, new equipment fielding and training, calibration workload, and Integrated Electronic Technical Manual availability and updates.
Representatives from the following commands were in attendance: Headquarters, Department of the Army G-4 and G-8, the Ordnance Knowledge Center, the Combined Arms Support Command, the U. S. Army TMDE Activity, the Logistics Support Activity, the Product Director TMDE, and the Integrated Material Management Center.
Stakeholders hosted two group discussions to collect feedback from end users. During the first session, the group met with automotive warrant officers to discuss issues and concerns related to motor pool TMDE. In the second discussion, electronic maintenance warrant officers and noncommissioned officers provided feedback on TMDE concerns in the communications and electronics shops.
The following day, TMDE stakeholders took the opportunity to visit the motor pool of Bravo Company, 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and the 632nd Support Maintenance Company calibration lab, and communications and electronics shop.
Stakeholders collected valuable feedback from the Soldiers and are working together to field upgraded TMDE, to evaluate and improve current TMDE policies and processes, and to redistribute assets identified as excess and shortages. The next TMDE Stakeholders Divisional Visit is August 7 - 9, 2012 at Fort Hood, Texas.