30 Apr '18, 10am

The Complexity of Sustainment: Home and Abroad

Theater opening is a critical mission in which the sustainment brigade must support ports of debarkation (air and surface) to establish sustainment bases and to facilitate port throughput for the reception, staging, and onward movement of forces within a theater. To accomplish this mission, a sustainment brigade is given mission command of a mix of functional battalions and a multi-functional CSSB. In addition, the sustainment brigade staff may be augmented with a Transportation Theater Opening Element (TTOE) to assist in managing the theater opening mission. The TTOE element provides the sustainment brigade with additional manpower and expertise to conduct transportation planning. It also provides additional staff management capability for oversight of RSOI operations, terminal operations, motor transport, and movement control. Conducting efficient and effective theater o...

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