Last year, Army Sustainment magazine explored a wide range of topics that helped to advance the sustainment community. These topics include developing world-class sustainment professionals through the Army's new talent management system, improving readiness through training, being ready to 'fight tonight,' joint logistics, setting the theater, and materiel and distribution management.
The January-February issue (Talent Management: Developing World-Class Sustainment Professionals) is about best managing the skills that Soldiers bring to the Army. It includes an article about the Army's new talent management program from the general leading this important effort, Gen. James McConville. Talent management is a program that is changing the way the Army identifies and uses the talents of Soldiers across the active and reserve components. Other authors include Gen. Gus Perna, the commander of Army Materiel Command, and Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, the deputy chief of staff, G-4. The issue also includes an interview with retired Gen. Johnnie Wilson.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/janfeb17/html/index.html.
The March-April issue (Training Sustainment Professionals) is about improving readiness through training. It explores questions pertaining to how Soldiers should be training today. How is the Army preparing forces to win expeditionary fights? How is the Army preparing sustainers when we don't know where we might go, who will be on our team when we go, or who our adversaries will be? How can you manage training time when it takes far longer to plan, prepare, and execute operations than you think it will? This issue also includes an interview with Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, the Army deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, on how sustainers can prepare for the Army's new training environment and mindset.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/MARAPR17/HTML/index.html.
The May-June issue (Fight Tonight: Sustainable Readiness) offers an in-depth look at Army sustainment readiness. Ten general officers and commanders in Europe and Korea discuss how Army sustainers are building sustainable readiness to support any fight, what's being done on the ground to prepare to fight tonight, the latest insights on munitions and force projection readiness, the state of Army pre-positioned stocks, and how science and technology is contributing to readiness. Retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli gives his impressions on how readiness has evolved since 9/11, and Lt. Gen. Piggee reflects on Gen. John J. Pershing and today's readiness.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/MAYJUN17/HTML/index.html.
The July-August issue (Joint Logistics: Connecting the Dots) offers great insights from 12 Army generals on the importance of building readiness with the joint force and partner nations. Gen. Perna writes about providing materiel readiness on a joint battlefield. Lt. Gen. Piggee discusses how to work with other services to get the best logistics solutions. Brig. Gen. Michel M. Russell Sr., in collaboration with Brig. Gen. Jae Pil Jeon from the Republic of Korea army, discusses extending operational sustainment in Korea. In an interview, retired Lt. Gen. Kathleen Gainey explains why simple is better in joint operations.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/JULAUG17/HTML/index.html.
The September-October issue (Force Reception and Onward Movement) contains timely insights into how we must be ready to set the theater in four key areas of the world: the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. These articles are written by some of the Army's best logisticians and subject matter experts in each of these theaters. This issue includes a thought-provoking interview with retired Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason on the art and science of setting a theater, an important update from Maj. Gen. Paul Hurley on force projection and force reception doctrine, and a challenge to the sustainment community on changing the culture to support setting the theater. The popular hip-pocket guide in this issue provides steps on what to consider when setting the theater based on lessons learned from Operation Atlantic Resolve.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/SEPOCT17/HTML/index.html.
The November-December 2017 issue (Materiel and Distribution Management) focuses on how materiel management has always been key to the success of combat operations and readiness and will continue to be crucial in the future. This issue has articles by Maj. Gen. Daniel Mitchell, Maj. Gen. Ronald Kirklin, and Maj. Gen. Hurley on three important materiel management challenges: the role of materiel management in building Army readiness, changes the Army is making to materiel management at the tactical level, and how the Army is filling materiel management gaps. This issue includes an interview with Sgt. Maj. Edward Bell on the role noncommissioned officers are playing in materiel management and a historical look at materiel management from Vietnam veteran, retired Maj. Gen. Peet Proctor.
To read this issue, visit http://www.alu.army.mil/alog/2017/NOVDEC17/HTML/index.html.
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Army Sustainment Magazine, a bimonthly publication, is prepared at the Army Logistics University and published by the Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, Virginia, for the Department of the Army.