General Bansard on Logistics and Sustainment in France (Part Two)

02/14/2010
Logistics on the Front Line A few months ago, SLD sat down with General Jean-Pierre Bansard, in charge at the time of Logistics Organization within the MoD Chief of Staff, in order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of French support and logistics in light of the many…

General Bansard on the Evolution of Logistics and Sustainment in France (Part One)

02/08/2010
General Jean-Pierre Bansard LOGISTICS ON THE FRONT LINE (I) A few months ago, SLD sat down with General Jean-Pierre Bansard, in charge at the time of Logistics Organization within the MoD Chief of Staff, in order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of French support and logistics in…

Randy Fowler on DoD’s New Logs and Sustainment Challenges

02/05/2010
RESHAPING THE GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRIAL RELATIONSHIP FOR LOGISTICS SUPPORT AND SUSTAINMENT: RANDY FOWLER ON MEETING THE CHALLENGES [caption id="attachment_4186" align="alignleft" width="130" caption="Randy Fowler"][/caption] Sldinfo sat down with Randy Fowler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness, and his staff in mid December 2009 to discuss their perspectives on the way ahead…

Alain Bonny On: Rafale Care, One Year Later

02/01/2010
By Alain Bonny Alain Bonny is the head of Paris-based Dassault's Military Support Division, DGSM (Direction Générale du Soutien Militaire, in French). He describes in the article below the characteristics of the support and maintenance contract the company and the French government signed about a year ago regarding the Rafale.…

Haiti: U.S. Lessons Learned From the Tsunami Relief Mission

02/01/2010
By Ed Timperlake Ed Timperlake was assigned by Undersecretary Mike Wynne to be the AT&L representative to the Department of Defense (DOD) Tsunami Task Force. Lessons Learned From the Tsunami Relief Operation Very early in recognizing the devastating death and destruction from the Haitian earthquake some in the media tried…

Robert Johnson on: Why are there no heavy US Army units in Afghanistan?

01/25/2010
By Robert Johnson [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st platoon, delta company, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment conduct a mounted counter indirect fire patrol in Sabari, Afghanistan (Courtesy Photo: Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan, Coalition Outpost Sabari, Afghanistan, 01/15/10)"][/caption] To be Tracked or to be Wheeled: A False…

Afghan Ops and the Logs Bite of the DOD Apple

01/03/2010
A Surge in Cost Per Troop The President has committed to a major new phase of the Afghan campaign.  Although called a “surge,” it is much more of an expansion of the engagement.  And with that expansion comes a significant demand for new resources to deal with the most neglected…