Armor & Mobility

MAR/APR 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Lieutenant General Aundre F. Piggee assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 on 23 September 2016. He oversees policies and procedures used by all Army Logisticians through- out the world. Prior to joining the Army staff he served as the Director of Logistics and Engineering, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. Lieutenant General Piggee is a Native of Stamps, Arkansas. He commissioned into the United States Army in 1981 from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biol- ogy. He has a Master of Science Degree in Material Acquisition Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and a Master's Degree in Military Strategy from the Army War College. Lieutenant General Piggee also received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Doctor of Laws from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. His military education includes the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Ordnance Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Staff Services School, the Logistics Executive Development Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. His most significant assignments include: Director of Logistics and Engineering, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Command- ing General, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Kaiserslaut- ern, Germany; Assistant Chief of Staff, J4 and Combined Forces Command, C4, United States Forces Korea, Seoul, South Korea; and Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff, Army, the Pen- tagon. Lieutenant General Piggee's other notable assignments include: Commander, 15th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Support Operation Division, Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, 8th U.S. Army, Seoul, South Korea; Commander, Divi- sion Rear and Chief of Staff, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander, 15th Forward Support Battalion and 1st Cavalry Division, G4, Fort Hood, Texas. Lieutenant General Pig- gee's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters). He is authorized to wear the Depart- ment of Defense and Army Staff Identification Badges. SUSTAINING COMBAT READINESS A&M: The Army's number one priority is readiness -- what are the biggest challenges logisticians are facing in improving readiness? Lt. Gen. Piggee: One of our challenges is to ensure sustainment is built into plans from the beginning. Logistics cannot be an afterthought. We continually relearn lessons when we do not include sustainment early in the process because plans are developed that cannot be logistically sustained. Professional logisticians are the ones who make operational plans suitable, feasible, and executable which sets conditions for the success of any combat operation. Fortunately, this mindset is in evidence today, from our fight against terrorists in Iraq and Syria, to our preparations to conduct a full range of military operations to defeat any future enemy. Another challenge is to ensure our Reserve component is ready. Readiness requires a Total Army Force effort. The Reserve compo- nent makes up 77 percent of our sustainment forces. They are key to our success. It is absolutely critical that they get the training they need and are prepared to deploy in a timely manner. Right now we are rebalancing our efforts to ensure that we have the required capabili- ties during the early stages of war. Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee Deputy Chief of Staff U.S. Army G-4 Pentagon COMMANDER'S CORNER 4 | Armor & Mobility | March/April 2017

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