Review the execution paragraph and concept of operation. Identified treatment and hospitalization procedures. Do we really want to return to this old system? Messengers are slower, but more secure, than radio transmission. Allocate and set priorities for available labor. Determine the transportation requirements necessary to return troops to duty. Therefore, it cannot be used to buy items or products.
The vehicle commander ensures that casualty feeder and witness statement forms are completed and routed to the proper channels. Brigades that track their internal convoys and missions successfully use this matrix daily to identify not only where all convoys are at the moment but also where they have been in order to gather intelligence about the routes they have traveled. Review task organization for troop units. When possible, the platoon should conduct routine resupply daily. As much as possible, officer basic courses should familiarize these tactical logisticians with the tactical employment and technical capabilities of the heavy maneuver battalion, while remembering the experience and skills of the combat arms officers whose roles they are assuming in sustaining the battalion. In noncombat situations, the company team senior aidman will conduct sick call as needed.
Where feasible, they may plan and execute a perimeter defense. During offensive operations, mobile pre-positioning can be employed by loading supplies on trucks and positioning them forward on the battlefield. When supply routes become severely disrupted, the use of aerial delivery may be the only option. In fact, the answer to this question lies in a further analysis of Major Larson's primary solution. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officers Advanced Course, and the Army Command and General Staff College.
Find a standard that works for your unit and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Review the service support paragraph. Identified plans for forecasted support. These strengths have not been exploited fully because of incremental, bottom-up planning rather than top-down, integrated staff planning; underdeveloped theater contracting management processes; and a lack of knowledge at all levels of what the program can do and how to access it. They allow the commander, his subordinate leaders, and each crewman to discover potential problem areas and to develop contingency plans to take care of unforeseen difficulties. Medical treatment of wounded or injured soldiers during combat operations is a continuous, progressive operation that occurs in a series of separate, but interlocking, stages. LeDoux is a student at the Army War College.
The sustainment brigade and its attached units will normally have a general support relationship with supported organizations. This works well if the company expects to use a large volume of fire, with corresponding ammunition requirements. Identify the type of transportation required. Vehicle repair and maintenance time guidelines. Refer to the discussion of evacuation procedures in of this chapter.
Instructions for request and issue of Class X supplies are provided at division level or higher. Conversely, inaccurate or incomplete reporting can severely handicap efforts to balance unit requirements and available supplies. Prepared a logistics support forecast for all classes of supplies. The key feature is a centrally organized resupply convoy originating at the task force trains. In many ways, this redesign runs counter to the historical trend of permanently organizing combined arms units at lower and lower levels. Requesting and monitoring medical evacuation of patients. Here is how the gate control team works.
Keeping undocumented convoys off the main and alternate supply routes greatly aids convoy tracking and ensures better use of limited resources and personnel. Post water and services graphics information to service support matrix and overlay. Company team vehicles requiring recovery for maintenance or salvage are lined up and prepared for towing. The discussion will also cover these questions: - Based on the nature and location of expected contact, what are the best sites for the maintenance collection points? Computed the Class I requirements based on assigned personnel strength and mission. Doctrine should provide the force with the pros and cons of differing command and support relationships in order to increase unit flexibility.
Anticipation of sustainment facilitates responsive support. Verify the maintenance evacuation procedures. Thanks for your service and your support. Whenever possible, routine resupply should be conducted daily, ideally during periods of limited visibility. Stokes is the Battalion Executive Officer Logistics Trainer in the Operations Group at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. Making the Forward Support Company Work Making the Forward Support Company Work by Lieutenant Colonel Kevin D. In offensive operations, this usually places them 20 to 25 kilometers behind the task force combat trains; in the defense, the distance is 20 to 40 kilometers to the rear.
Aerial sustainment is an aviation mission that consists of moving personnel, equipment, materiel, and supplies by utility, cargo, and fixed-wing assets for use in operations. If planned convoy start times are known and entered on the matrix up to 24 hours in advance, upcoming missions can be deconflicted and congestion reduced along the main supply route. The movement of convoys across battalion task force boundaries must be treated as a friendly forward passage of lines. He will give permission for destruction of the materiel if that is the only way to prevent enemy capture. Resupply operations fall into one of three classifications: routine, emergency, or prestock. In many cases, they are habitually associated with the company team. Identify treatment and hospitalization facilities.