Logistics Command and Control (LOG C2) - What It Is, Is Not and Should Be
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In 1986 the Combined Arms Support Command was directed to review the functional area of Logistics Command and Control or LOG C2 by the Army Vice Chief of Staff. The intent was to ascertain if the Corps LOG C2 structure required changes in order to adequately sustain Airland Battle Doctrine. An interim operational concept was produced in 1989 which reorganized the previously functionally aligned battalions of the COSCOM into multifunctional Corps Support Battalions and Groups. However since the logistics community could not come to full agreement on the issue, action was further delayed and studied. The eruption of Operation Desert Shield in August 1990 caught the logistics community in limbo and the Army went to war with the new LOG C2 structure in its heart and mind but not fully implemented. This paper examines the birth and evolution of the concept and provides a pragmatic view of what was envisioned and what was to be gained. LOG C2 performance is evaluated as a result of personal and collective experiences in the Gulf War and finally the author recommends some changes and compromises that may be in order and indicates that expectations may need alteration.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Command, Control and Communications Systems