Army Functional Concept for Sustainment (Purpose (Changes focus from: …
Army Functional Concept for Sustainment
Changes focus from:
Major Combat Ops -> operational adaptability employing full-spectrum ops in uncertainty/complexity
Lead force development and employment efforts by establishing a common framework to guide developments for sustaining future Army ops
Nest itself into TRADOC Pam 525-3-0 (Army Capstone Concept) and TRADOC Pam 525-3-1 (Army Operating Concept)
Explain how the Sustainment WFF supports operational actions of ACC in full cooperation and integration with JIIM.
Protracted wars in Afghanistan and Iraq disproved planning concepts based on near-perfect intel, assured networks/LOCs, overzealous estimates of efficiency of info collection/management, mission command systems, and sustainment capabilities.
Must reasses practices drived from earlier assumption of assured communications and timeliness of resupply
Functional Level Capabilities for HR
Future Army forces require the effective and efficient application Human Resources core competency of Provide HR Services to sustain Soldiers and Family members
Future Army Forces require the capability to provide Coordinate Personnel Support core competency (- band)
Future Army Forces require an integrated capability to pay and track ever Soldier from accessions to separation.
Man the Force (-Retention)
Sustainment by Echelons
Corps & Division
ESC: forward-based operational level support, mission command of TSC forces
Sustainment Brigades: provide mission command of full range of sustainment operations
Capable of performing theater opening
May also be used in DS (tactical control by Div/Corps) of elements
Identical in structure and capabilities
CSSB: execute operational level sustainment operations
MED BDE: Provides mission command of MMBs
Multifunctional Med BN: adaptable units that can execute time phased operational level medical support
capable of task organizing a team under BCT BSB for reconstitution
Capable of providing:
DS to tactical commander
Army health system support to a DIV, Corps, TSC
Operational medical augmentation to Role 2 medical co
TSC: Plan, prepare, rapidly deply, execute operational sustainment within an assigned theater
Provides mission command of Army operational level sustainment (less HSS) for the Theater Army Commander from deployment through redeployment.
Relationship for all other units: Supporting to supported
Commanders determine requirements in terms of priority, location, timing, and duration. TSC Commander determines forces, methods, and procedures to be employed.
Provides support to other Services, partner nations, and executive agent for DoD common support requirements
MEDCOM DS: conserves fighting strength of the command.
Synchronizes Army health system ops
C2 of medical brigades
C2 of multi functional medical battalions
C2 of other medical units assigned/attached to HQ
other medical care
MEDCOM DS Cdr can task-org and allocate forces quickly