ROC Drill examines Army sustainment formations

By Combined Arms Support Command Public AffairsMarch 11, 2013

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FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2013) -- The Combined Arms Support Command will host the Global Logistics 2020 Rehearsal of Concept Drill, March 11-15, here.

The purpose of the GL2020 Rehearsal of Concept, or ROC, Drill is to examine Army sustainment formations from the battalion back through the industrial base in order to: identify the roles, missions and capabilities supporting the Army 2020; identify gaps and redundancies in the logistics force; identify Reserve component capabilities for increased integration; understand logistics integration within the operational force; and identify the mission command and support relationships required to provide seamless support to the warfighter.

The Combined Arms Support Command, or CASCOM, a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, is responsible for training over 185,000 students annually through 541 courses taught by the Ordnance, Quartermaster and Transportation schools, Soldier Support Institute and the Army Logistics University.

CASCOM and the Army Materiel Command have led an effort to examine the global logistics enterprise, to develop potential solutions to support future Army sustainment operations. The ROC drill is a supporting effort which will help describe the missions, roles and responsibilities of sustainment formations supporting the future operating environment. The effort will inform the Army Functional Concept for Sustainment, the capstone document for sustainment capability development.

The end state will provide recommendations on the priority of effort for shaping sustainment capabilities in support of Unified Land Operations. The results of this ROC drill will be briefed to the chief of staff of the Army.

Participation in the ROC drill is open to the entire sustainment community through the Defense Connect Online, or DCO, system.

All commands, in all components, are encouraged to commit the time to participate and nominate a command "voter" on key issues.

To participate in the discussion, access the ROC drill through Army Knowledge Online on the Sustainment Knowledge Network at Once on the site, go to the "SKN Live Calendar," on the top right corner of the page, and click on the "Global Logistics ROC Drill" for that date and follow the instructions. A Common Access Card is required for this system.

Battalion and higher level commands, within all components, can nominate themselves to be "voting members" on issues via email. Go to

Representatives selected must be able to speak for their command and commit to participate in all four days of the event.

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