Developing a viable concept of logistics support and fully integrating that support into the overall battle plan are essential to mission success. Experience at the Combat Maneuver Training Center (CMTC), as well as at the other "dirt" Combat Training Centers (CTCs), the National Training Center (NTC), and the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), has shown that units have difficulty estimating support requirements, maintaining equipment readiness, establishing area protection and security, and synchronizing logistics operations in the Brigade Support Area (BSA).
newsletter provides a selection of combat service support (CSS) techniques
and procedures to assist not only logisticians, but also maneuver commanders
at brigade and battalion/task force levels. The format of this newsletter is
patterned after NTC's "Fighting
95-6, May 95) and
with Fires II"
95-10, Jul 95). The articles are authored by CMTC's senior CSS observers/controllers
(O/Cs), who have observed improved integration and synchronization of support
operations by units that trained with them.
EDWARD J. FITZGERALD III
Director, Center for Army Lessons Learned
The Brigade XO as the Combat Service Support (CSS) Integrator
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