Warfighter’s Guide to Logistics, Personnel Services, & Health Services Support
Sustainment is the provision of logistics, personnel services, and health services support necessary to support full spectrum operations until mission accomplishment. The provision of sustainment is an integrated process (people, systems, materiel, health services, and other support) inextricably linked to operations. When optimized, sustainment operations ensure strategic and operational reach and endurance for forces in any operational environment.
From a strategic perspective sustainment builds combat readiness, delivers a combat ready force to the combatant commander as part of the joint force, and maintains combat power and endurance across the depth of the operational area. At the operational and tactical levels, sustainment is provided by highly trained modular sustainment forces, integrated and synchronized with the operational plan. Logisticians today must be prepared to conduct a wide-ranging array of concurrent operations to support deployment, employment, sustainment, redeployment, and reconstitution.
Updated with the latest doctrinal references (FM 4-0 Sustainment, FMI 4-93.2 Sustainment Brigade, JP 4-0 Joint Logistics, FM 3-35 Deployment & Redeployment, and more than 20 others), it’s the retitled second revised edition of our Combat Service Support & Deployment SMARTbook. The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistician’s SMARTbook covers the sustainment warfighting function to include logistics, personnel services, and health service support to the warfighter; sustainment brigade operations; brigade combat team (BCT) sustainment; sustainment planning; joint logistics; plus deployment, RSOI, & redeployment operations!
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This sample PDF contains the table of contents and sample excerpts taken from actual chapters found in The Sustainment & Multifunctional Logistician's SMARTbook, 2nd Rev. Ed.