Military Capabilities

US Army working to improve logistics, strengthen supply chains

31 October 2017

The US Army's ability to sustain deployed equipment and units has atrophied over years of counter-insurgency operations, but it is working to strengthen those abilities to fight against a peer competitor, according to the head of US Army Materiel Command (AMC).

More than a decade of fighting counter-insurgencies in relatively permissive environments, with significant contractor support, has meant army officials have not practised sustaining forces across complex battlefields in all domains (air, land, sea, space, and cyber), General Gus Perna, the AMC commander and the army’s senior logistician, told reporters during a 1 November breakfast meeting.

The service is now working to better exercise its sustainment skills.

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