The Right Arm of the Warfighter: Providing Logistics Support in a Nonlinear Battlefield
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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As military members move from a base to a forward position, they need a way to continue to receive ammunition, food, new equipment, and even clothinga task made challenging when supplies have to travel to different countries, across rough and dangerous terrain, and to places where it is difficult to pinpoint the warfighters exact location. Lt. Gen. Kathleen M. Gainey, the current director of logistics, J4, the Joint Staff , is working to ensure the logistics workforce is trained and prepared to operate in todays joint interagency and multinational environment. She noted the metrics of success for a logistician should be measured through the eyes of the final customer the warfighter.