21st Theater Sustainment Command: Transforming in Support of U.S. Army Europe
By MG Yves J. Fontaine and MAJ Grant Morris
Transformed from a theater support command to the Army’s single logistics provider in Europe, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command—the only forward-stationed, active-component theater sustainment command—adapts to the changing needs of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army.
Building and Maintaining Army Readiness and Combat Power Field Manual 4-0 Sustainment
By MG James E. Chambers
A new edition of Field Manual 4-0 Sustainment, the Army’s keystone document for sustainment during full spectrum operations, represents doctrinal transformation supporting the modular force.
ARFORGEN: Maturing the Model, Refining the Process
By GEN Charles C. Campbell
Implemented in 2006, the rotational Army force generation is both a model and a process that builds unit readiness over time to meet Army requirements, enabling the Army to meet combatant commanders’ demands for quality, ready forces while maintaining the sustainable efficiency required for today’s persistent conflict.
Year of the NCO—Building Blocks of NCO Leadership Development
Photographs by Dennis Steele
The Army’s routinely held competitions such as the Expert Infantryman Badge qualification test are fundamental in developing noncommissioned officers at the unit level.
Tal Afar 2005: Laying the Counterinsurgency Groundwork
By MAJ Jay B. Baker
The battle for the ancient city of Tal Afar from summer 2005 to winter 2006, led by COL H.R. McMaster and the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, was the first successful counterinsurgency campaign for U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom and helped shape how the Army has fought subsequent battles.
Year of the NCO—Producing Professionals: The NCO Academy Revamped
Text and Photographs by Dennis Steele
Curriculum changes at the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Fort Knox, Ky., have expanded NCO participation in staff and command functions, broadened NCO perspectives and prepared participants to be as adaptive as necessary.
CompanyCommand—Building Combat-Ready Teams: Sharing What We Learn
Two members of the CC forum describe their backgrounds, their experiences and their commands, sharing the valuable lessons they have learned.