Logistic Generalists in the Army.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Past studies concerning logistical officer development have all affirmed the requirement for logistic generalists. Recent changes to the Officer Personnel Management System preclude an officer from holding military occupational skills in more than one primary accession branch. Officers may hold additional skill qualifications in functional areas which are not associated with any one primary branch. Logistic generalists must have multiple branch experience to qualify them as logisticians and for positions of increased responsibility at the Colonel and General officer level. Since officers are now limited to accession branch and functional assignments, changes must be made in the education system to provide instruction in Army in the field, wholesale logistics, industrial base interface with the Department of Defense, and other than accession branch tasks. The Army has a Logistician Development Program that could be the catalyst for bringing together the requisite assignments and military schools to produce logistic generalists. By monitoring assignments and introducing mandatory logistician courses into branch service school, Command and General Staff College, and Senior College curriculums for logistic branched officers, future requirements for competent senior logistic generalists will be fulfilled.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies