Achieving Army-Marine Corps Logistic Interoperability
Army Logistics Innovation Agency Fort Belvoir United States
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An Army Stryker battalion is attached to a Marine expeditionary brigades regimental combat team, which is being supported by the brigades logistics forces ashore and at sea. On the fifth day of operations ashore, a Stryker health management system identifies a maintenance problem and automatically initiates a call-for-support message. The Stryker crew uses the platforms embedded interactive electronic technical manual to verify the turbocharger has failed and must be replaced. The platform commander submits the call-for-support message for maintenance, providing necessary information to the Stryker battalion supply and logistics officer by means of Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade-and-BelowJoint Capabilities Release FBCB2JCR, an automated information system that facilitates enhanced tactical command and control C2 and situational awareness through the incorporation of interoperable data standards and messaging methods. The supply and logistics officer analyzes the situation and determines he has neither the parts meaning the turbocharger nor qualified maintenance personnel meaning limited forward maintenance team support attached to the Stryker battalion to support this problem. He forwards the call-for-support message to the Marine Corps direct support combat logistics battalion operations officer.