At the beginning of the year of 2008, the responsibility zones of the National Army logistics were divided from the strategic and operational standpoint. Therefore, J4/J8 Resource Planning Directorate was created. Moreover, the Logistics Command was formed through Minister's of Defense Order No. 348 as of 23.12.2008.
The Logistics Command is the structure of military management and training of logistics provision institutions and units, conducted by the Chief of the Logistics Command - Deputy Chief of General Staff, dealing with the enforcement of military logistics policies. The Logistics Command is an element of the military, meant to provide logistics support to armed forces during military operations in both peace and wartime.
The Logistics Command is the command, conception and enforcement structure in charge of warfare and mobilization capacity, training and use of forces and logistics supplies. It works during peace and wartime under the subordination of the Chief of Staff, National Army Commander.
The basic mission of the Logistics Command relies on planning, procurement and distribution of goods to the military, to support the Armed Forces' key activities based on the allocated funds. It also deals with the organization and records of weapons, military equipment, missiles, ammunition and other technical means and material goods, including sources to have negative impact on the environment. The structure executes the orders of the Chief of Staff, National Army Commander. It is the main logistics structure to provide logistics support to the National Army and the basic element of logistics management of the strategic echelon. It carries out the National Army's daily activities, decreasing their impact on the environment.
The Logistics Command represents the National Army's interests toward the central and local public administration authorities, in compliance with the legislation in force and in common with foreign military structures and bodies, as well as international organizations.
The goals of the Logistics Command are as follows:
1) To provide the National Army's military units with equipment, weapons and ammunition, and other technical means and material goods;
2) To develop directives, meant to regulate the provision, exploitation, storage and records keeping of weapons, military equipment and other material means;
3) To plan, purchase and distribute weapons, military equipment and other material means within troops;
4) To keep full records of weapons, military equipment, material means and military patrimony within all the National Army's provision services, including sources with negative impact on the environment;
5) To develop rules of usage, maintenance and repairing of warfare equipment and weapons of the National Army, consumption rules for ammunition and material goods;
6) To organize the military transportation and prepare ways of communication, identify transportation requirements and the support necessary for forces' deployment and recovery;
7) To prepare the logistics provision military units' staff for fight and specialized operations and ensure technical and specialty-based training of the logistics provision subunits' staff of the National Army military units;
8) To prevent and reduce environment pollution in the zones of responsibility or action of the National Army's military units and large military units, Ministry's of Defense institutions, in compliance with this activity governing principles;
9) To fulfill other duties in compliance with the legislation in force.
Organization of the Logistics Command:
1. General Staff;
2. Directorate of Weaponry:
- Section of Weaponry and Ammunition;
- Section of Vehicles and Armored Supply;
3. Service Provision Directorate:
- Food Supply Section;
- Equipment Supply Section;
- Fuel and Lubricant Supply Section.
4. Infrastructure Management Section;
5. Technical and Material Supply Section;
6. Communications and Information System Supply Section;
7. Ecology and Environment Protection Section.
Military units subordinated to Chief of Logistics Command:
1. Repair and Renovation Base;
2. Technical Equipment, Weapons and Military Patrimony Storage Base;
3. National Army's Fuel Storage Base;
4. Metrology and Ammunition Test Joint Laboratory;
5. Central Technical Patrimony Storehouse of Ministry of Defense;
6. Independent Material Support Battalion;
7. National Army Equipment Storehouse;
8. Food Storehouse;
9. Sanitary-Veterinary Section;
10. Military Communication and Transportation Section.
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