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The LOGCAP III to LOGCAP IV Transition in Northern Afghanistan. Contract Services Phase-in and Phase-out on a Grand Scale

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The U.S. military has successfully completed hundreds of Relief-in-Place and Transfers of Authority between military units during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom since 2002. The RIPTOA process between military units has been observed, refined, and executed to the point where it is now a common and routine event. An uncommon and considerably larger-in-scale TOA was successfully completed in three key regions in Afghanistan Regional Command-East, Regional Command-North, and Regional Command-Capital. This TOA was conducted between the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program LOGCAP III performing contractor PC and incumbent, KBR and the LOGCAP IV incoming performing contractor IPC, Fluor Intercontinental Incorporated. LOGCAP is a U.S. Army initiative to plan in peacetime for the use of civilian contractors in wartime and other contingencies. Army Materiel Command serves as the program manager for LOGCAP operations. The transition of logistic contract support included 59 Forward Operating Bases FOBs with a combined supported population of over 70,000 military service members, coalition forces, and Department of Defense civilians and contractors, all geographically dispersed over an area slightly smaller than California. The transition involved over 12,000 combined prime contractor and subcontractor employees of KBR and Fluor, and it was completed in less than nine months. The task was complicated by the concurrent theater combat and force surge requirements. The Defense Contract Management Agency, the contract administrator for contingency contract administration services for LOGCAP, and DCMAs Team LOGCAP partners successfully planned and executed arguably the largest contractor battlefield RIPTOA in military history.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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