Accession Number : ADA563379


Title :   Is Back to Basics Logistics Where We Need to Go?


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Pettit, Tammie J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA563379


Report Date : 22 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 44


Abstract : The United States Army has been in persistent conflict over the last ten years since the announcement of the Transformation and the introduction of Joint Vision 2020, which called for a new focused logistics strategy and a reduction in logistics mass. Unfortunately, the transformation in logistics and sustainment for the Army took a back seat to the close fight war effort to ensure the war fighter was well resourced and sustained. Now with the war in Iraq winding down and the war in Afghanistan heading in the same direction, the cry in garrison is for units to get back to basics . Years of overly healthy stocks, excess equipment in theater, and a war resourcing mentality has given rise to a culture of leaders and Soldiers who have never been without. This cry for back to basics is coming from the highest level of leadership in many different war fighting functions, and sustainment is no exception. But is it wise to preach a back to basics message to a force that has no idea what that means? Or should the message capitalize on the talent and experience troops have gained in ten years at war.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS , *TRANSFORMATIONS , AFGHANISTAN , ARMY PERSONNEL , CONFLICT , CULTURE , IRAQ , JET FIGHTERS , MESSAGE PROCESSING , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , REDUCTION


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE