AUDIO: Maintaining a Combat Ready Force (Insights from the PA National Guard)
The 28th Infantry has supported the War on Terror for 11 years now. In the following interview, BG Wilbur Wolf highlights the various personnel, equipment and training requirements for maintaining a combat ready force and points out the unique challenges of being the only NG unit with STRYKERS. Read on...
C4I RESET, RECAP, and Retrograde Logistics with Travis Curtis
Travis Curtis, Liason Officer at Tobyhanna Army Depot, discusses the latest at the Army depot. He details the biggest challenge faced by the U.S. Army in terms of RESET and RECAP for Army C4I equipment. He also talks about what solutions may exist for the Army to meet these challenges and to improve C4I retrograde logistics.
Military Logistics and the increasing use of COTS components with Ron Giuntini
Mr. Ron Giuntini, Chief Executive Officer of Giuntini & Company, Inc., discusses changing paradigms in the world of military logisitcs. The irregular wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and rapid advancements in technology have forced changes in the way the military handles resupply and production. An increasing use of COTS components has become the norm for the U.S. military, especially regarding special forces. This includes both risks and benefits for the military and Mr. Giuntini discusses both.
UAV/UAS Lifecycle Sustainment with Robert Hallinan
Robert Hallinan, a career military officer with over 30 years of military aviation related logistics and maintenance management experience discusses the logistics and sustainment issues likely to be faced given the increasing use and dependence the U.S. military has on UAV/UAS. He details the use of programs like PBL to improve processes and to keep operational availability and mission readiness at the highest levels. He also talks about the levels of maintanence ranging from field level to depot level to support the UAV/UAS missions.
RFID Technology for Military Logistics with Jeff Tazelaar
RFID is becoming increasingly popular for tracking inventory and to streamline supply processes. Jeff Tazelaar, an RFID expert with Lowry Computer, discusses the benefits and advantages of the military and defense industry adopting this system to improve efficiency. He also details the types of RFID tagging systems that can be used and how they work to reduced time and improved tracking for organizations that have massive inventories and in the case of the military must track items in remote locations or environments like the ones found in OIF and OEF.
Gaining Supply Chain Efficiencies in Military Logistics with Greg Parlier
Greg Parlier, a retired Army Colonel began his 30-year career as a section leader in an airborne infantry battalion and retired as the senior, most experienced ORSA (Operations Research/Systems Analyst) on active duty in the Army. He discusses gaining greater supply chain efficiencies in the military (specifically the aviation sector) through the use of tools such as multi-stage analysis of systemic challenges and multi-stage integration. He also details how using an "analytical architecture" can serve as a guide in logistics transformation.
Transportation Modeling for Disaster Management with Dr. Charles Van Groningen
Dr. Charles Van Groningen, Group Leader for the Modeling Simulation and Visualization Group in the Decision and Information Sciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory, discusses transportation modeling for disaster management planning. He details programs such as ELIST, PAT, and LPAT which are aiding DoD in supply chain management. He also discusses work with FEMA and other disaster preparedness agencies on transportation and logistics projects. He also gives examples on how using analysis has helped the City of Chicago and State of Florida in planning initiatives.
AMC on Anticipating Logistical Requirements
This IDGA exclusive interview features Colonel Bradford Nelson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence within the Army Materiel Command. In an era of persistent conflict, Colonel Nelson highlights the ways in which AMC is anticipating intelligence requirements and what it means to maintain a strategic edge through the logistic lifecycle.
Draw Downs in Middle East a challenge to FORSCOM
How is the military planning to remove equipment from theatre after 10 years? What new technologies and equipment can industry provide to help FORSCOM G-4 fulfill its mission? Kevin Bostick, Chief, Equipping Readiness Division at FORSCOM G-4 answers these questions and more in this exclusive IDGA podcast. Find out about the latest plans to RESET and modernize equipment before redistribution and what we can expect from a logistics perspective with the draw down of troops in the coming years. Kevin Bostick will be speaking at IDGA's Soldier Equipment & Technology Expo & Conference at Fort Bragg, August 6th-9th, 2012.