What DoD Logisticians Should Know About the Army

Bates, James C.
October 2004
Air Force Journal of Logistics;Fall2004, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p43
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the U.S. Army. As the U.S. military operations become increasingly joint and with the increased involvement of government interagency activities and coalition partners, it is beneficial for Department of Defense logisticians, both military and civilian, to have a basic understanding of the organizational structure and logistics-related aspects of all the Services, not just the service they are assigned to. The Army is structured to deploy to remote locations worldwide as part of a joint force. It has unique logistics challenges because of the distributed, noncontiguous methods of its employment. Providing logistics support to Army forces is made even more difficult by the diversity of equipment and by the dispersal of its forces.


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