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THE ARMY’S OFFICIAL PROFESSIONAL BULLETIN ON SUSTAINMENT
A Strategic Solution to Bridging the Gap in Operational Movement Control
Optimizing OCIE in Europe Using Lean Six Sigma
New Alignment Enhances Training, Planning, and Resourcing
Deploying a CSSB to the NTC
2 New Alignment Enhances Training, Planning, and Resourcing Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of
today’s Army. By Lt. Gen. Gustave “Gus” Perna
8 A Strategic Solution to Bridging the Gap in Operational Movement Control
The theater movement control element can enable more precise movement control and bridge the gap between doctrine and the ability to integrate that doctrine with other nations’ systems. By Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, and Col. Sean M. Herron
14 Optimizing OCIE in Europe Using Lean Six Sigma The 21st Theater Sustainment Command used Lean Six Sigma to improve
theater-level organizational clothing and individual equipment inventory management. By Maj. Jeremy Weestrand and Jeffrey D. Gilbert
20 Deploying a Combat Sustainment Support Battalion to the National Training Center
The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center. By Capt. Michael S. Ibrahim
26 Afghan Air Force Refuel Training Capt. Lanea J. Sudweeks, Capt. David G.
Jenkins, and 1st Lt. Jon P. Sullivan
4 Practical Drift and Logistics Policy Dr. Christopher R. Paparone and
George L. Topic Jr.
5 Autonomous Aerial Resupply Systems Needed in BCTs
Maj. Nicklas J. Van Straaten
A tractor trailer carries two Army humvees to Warrior Base, New Mexico Range, Republic of Korea, March 6, 2015. The truck was part of a convoy transporting equipment in preparation for Foal Eagle 2015. (Photo by Spc. Steven Hitchcock)
“The bottom line is that maneuver com-
manders should never have to worry about or be constrained by
Lt. Gen. Gustave “Gus” Perna, New Alignment Enhances Training,
Planning, and Resourcing, p. 3
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Ex Off icio
Brig. Gen. John “Jack” Haley Chief of Ordnance
Brig. Gen. Ronald Kirklin The Quartermaster General
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson Principal Military Deputy
to the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho The Army Surgeon General
Brig. Gen. Paul Chamberlain Commander
Army Soldier Support Institute
Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons Commander
Combined Arms Support Command
Lt. Gen. Larry D. Wyche Deputy Commanding General
Army Materiel Command
RAYMOND T. ODIERNO General, United States Army
Chief of Staff
John E. Hall President
David J. Rohrer Civilian Deputy
Col. Matthew P. Shatzkin Commandant/Military Deputy
Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan Chief of Transportation
Brig. Gen. Michael D. Hoskin Commanding General
Army Expeditionary Contracting Command
Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Brian C. Lein Commanding General
Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna Deputy Chief of Staff, G–4 Department of the Army
Lt. Gen. Karen E. Dyson Military Deputy for Budget to the Assistant Secretary of the Army
Financial Management and Comptroller
STAFF Fred W. Baker III, Editor
Kari J. Chenault, Associate Editor April K. Morgan, Assistant Editor
Julianne E. Cochran, Assistant Editor Adam Gramarossa, Layout and Graphic Design Louanne E. Birkner, Administrative Assistant
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
50 The Art of Competition: The Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event
Julianne E. Cochran
45 Long Distance Logistics: The Mexican Expedition Sara E. Cothren and Alexander F. Barnes
39 A Comparison of BCS3 and Microsoft Excel for Tracking Logistics Sgt. 1st Class David Williams
43 Tips for New Contracting Officers Lt. Col. Thomas M. Magee
35 The Operational Test Command Supports Acquisition and Fielding Decisions Maj. Mattii S. Minor and Capt. Raygan C. France
32 Brigade S–8s to the Rescue Lt. Col. David Waldron and Maj. Shaun McMurchie
30 Transitioning From Manual to Automated Machining James H. Siemen
May–June 2015 Army Sustainment2
By Lt. Gen. Gustave “Gus” Perna
New Alignment Enhances Training, Planning, and Resourcing
In the last issue, I outlined the importance of synchronizing sus-tainment efforts for the Army of 2025 and beyond. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, recently helped us take a big step in that direction when he directed the alignment of sustainment brigades with Army divisions.
In short, by July, all Active com- ponent sustainment brigades will be aligned with an associated division headquarters, and Army National Guard sustainment brigades will fol- low suit shortly thereafter.
This is a significant decision that will have many positive results. It will ensure uniform alignment of sustain- ment brigades in peacetime, facilitate training, planning, and resourcing of the brigades, and improve their abil- ity to provide direct support for di- visions—very important during this time in which nine of 10 Active com- ponent divisions are committed.
Focusing on Division Support Because of Gen. Odierno’s deci-
sion, we have a great opportunity to further focus efforts on supporting divisions as we redevelop our ability to execute large-scale expeditionary operations. It is important to under- stand that this home-station rela- tionship will not change the doctrinal employment of sustainment brigades for operations and contingencies.
Some will note that this new re- lationship appears similar to struc- tures we had during the days of the Army of Excellence organization, when every division had a sustain- ment brigade called a division sup- port command (DISCOM). There is a major difference, however.
Today’s structure does not include corps support groups, the brigade- level sustainment units that rein- forced support for divisions and provided direct support for nondi- visional units in the corps area. In- stead, division-aligned sustainment brigades will retain responsibility for supporting echelons-above-brigade and echelons-above-division units in their areas of responsibility.
In 2004, when we began trans- forming the Army to its modular, brigade-centric structure, we were an Army with abundant resources and predictable deployment cycles and missions.
Now we are in a period of declining resources with reduced requirements for forward operating base-type lo- gistics and an increased need to proj- ect large formations on short notice anywhere in the world.
Meanwhile, in garrison, many of our brigade combat teams are under- going ext