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The Armed Forces of the United States Do Not Need a Joint Logistics Command.
Strategy research project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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With the current emphasis on joint operations, training, and doctrine, some of our senior leaders believe that it is time to form a joint logistics command at the strategic or theater level. Perhaps it is time for a LOGCOM, a joint logistics command which would be a functional unified command much like TRANSCOM. However, our history, the current reductions in budget and force structure, problems in training multifunctional logisticians, and our experience with centralized DoD logistics agencies support the position that a LOGCOM is not needed. Each CINCs area of operations is unique. Each CINC has an adequate plan for logistics command and control during contingencies in his area of operations that conforms with METT-T. As the services struggle with downsizing and increased optempo, there is a search for efficiencies. A major reorganization of logistics command and control, when the evidence suggests that logistics command and control is not a problem, will not necessarily produce more efficient organizations. Increased efficiency should be obtained by reengineering and streamlining current processes.
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