The way we should approach this is 'How do we put ourselves out of a job? How do we make it so logistics is not the operational constraint?' This is the second of two podcasts discussing U.S. Army War College student and faculty research into Army sustainment. This discussion addresses a study on how to organize and design Army systems to make them more sustainable in future combat environments by reducing their dependence on logistics. How can one design weapons systems to consume less fuel, rather than design the system and figure out the logistics later? What about power, food, water, and other critical supplies? Listen in as Matt Shatzkin, Greg Gibbons, and Jacqueline E. Whitt discuss the need to reduce the logistics tail and the challenges of satisfying this need.     Matt Shatzkin recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army; his last assignment was in the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College. Greg Gibbons is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and a graduate of the U.S. Army War College class of 2018. Jacqueline E. Whitt is the WAR ROOM podcast editor. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense. Photo: Soldiers from 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division - Center, and the 3rd Infantry Division attach three fuel blivets to a CH-47F Chinook helicopter for a sling load mission. Photo Credit: 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Photo by SGT Alun Thomas
If you go to Disney World, twenty years ago there were no express lines. ... Now we have an express pass where you pay a little extra, you get escorted to the front. ... What happens if everyone who's in line needs to get to the front? This is the first of two related podcasts on strategic sustainment. Historically as an organizing construct, the Army has gone back and forth between two modes. One is based on having a forward posture and deliberately building up the force prior to conflict. The other is the subject of this dialogue, when the Army responds on short notice with limited ability to establish lines of communication before engaging in combat. An Army organized for expeditionary capability has tremendous implications for the military's (and the nation's) sustainment infrastructure. Participating in the dialogue are two recent graduates of the U.S. Army War College resident program, U.S. Army Colonels Bobby Bryant and Fred Maddox; their faculty advisor U.S. Army Colonel Matt Shatzkin from the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College; and Jacqueline E. Whitt, the WAR ROOM Podcast Editor.     Matt Shatzkin recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army; his last assignment was in the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College. Bobby Bryant and Fred Maddox are colonels in the U.S. Army and graduates of the U.S. Army War College class of 2018. Jacqueline E. Whitt is the WAR ROOM podcast editor. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense. Photo: Cargo pallets are loaded onto a Kalitta Air Boeing 747 by 436th Aerial Port Squadron Airmen March 24, 2017, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia
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49 minutes, 33 seconds
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