Marine Corps Logistic Paper

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Achieving Army-Marine Corps Logistic Interoperability Dale E. Houck A n Army Stryker battalion is attached to a Marine expeditionary brigade’s regimental combat team, which is being supported by the brigade’s logistics forces ashore and at sea. On the fifth day of operations ashore, a Stryker health management system identifies a maintenance problem and automatically initiates a call-for-support message. The Stryker crew uses the platform’s embedded interactive electronic technical manual to verify the turbocharger has failed and must be replaced. The platform commander submits the call-for-support message for maintenance, providing necessary information to the Stryker battalion supply and logistics officer by means of Force XXI Battle…show more content…
The demonstration consists of two scenarios— forced-entry operations and decisive land operations—with each scenario incorporating situational awareness threads integrated with related C2 monitoring systems. The forced entry operations scenario will include a use-case and thread for petroleum, oil, and lubricants; ammunition; distribution; and logistics situational awareness, while the decisive land operations scenario will focus on repair parts, maintenance, distribution, and logistics situational awareness. The ability to seamlessly communicate requests for service, feedback, and status information between GCSS-MC and the Army STAMIS/GCSS-Army system is a primary objective. A successful demonstration will provide a valuable assessment on the potential to eventually extend the same capability to Global Combat Support System-Joint. Phase II—which is designed to successfully pass logistics information between Service logistics systems—will significantly advance the utility of interoperability, resulting in platform-level data aggregated in C2 systems and joint logistics situational awareness. Information will flow between operating combat platforms, a Marine Corps light armored vehicle, and an Army Stryker using FBCB2/JCR—through MAJIC— allowing information to go from one Service to another. Upon completion, AMLID will have developed consolidated mission threads for petroleum, oil, and lubricants; ammunition; and repair parts; as well as distribution in-transit visibility and logistics situational awareness. DoD’s Battle Command Sustainment and Support System will be integrated into the overall network architecture in order to manage logistics situational awareness through the various logistics supporting establishments to the theater sustainment command and Joint Task Force component commander. Successful completion of Phase II will serve as

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