Armor & Mobility

MAR-APR 2018

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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Armor & Mobility spoke recently with MG Duane A. Gamble, Commanding General of U.S. Army Sustainment Command (ASC) regard- ing the fifth iteration of the Army's Logistics Capitalization (LOGCAP) program, LOGCAP V, which aims to enhance integration and synchroniza- tion of Army logistics enterprise activity across a global battlefield. A&M: What is the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program? MG Gamble: The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, better known as LOGCAP, is administered by the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, headquartered here at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. ASC's mission is to integrate and synchronize the delivery of logistical capabilities and enablers at the operational and tactical points of need around the world. LOGCAP is the U.S. Army's premier capability to support global contingencies with contracted logistics capabilities. A&M: What are some of the services that LOGCAP provides? MG Gamble: LOGCAP provides a variety of expeditionary logistics services to the warfighter which includes support services to deployed Soldiers as well as joint forces, non-military federal agencies and coalition forces in locations throughout the world. LOGCAP provides base operations support services in contingency environments and sustainment services worldwide. This includes services such as shelter and billeting; food service; water and ice service; laundry services; medical health care services; fire and emergency services; engineering and facilities management; and Morale, Welfare and Recreation to personnel. It also provides scalability -- allowing supported organizations to build or expand base camps and draw them down in synchronization with the operational tempo. LOGCAP also provides maintenance, transportation and supply contracted capabilities. A&M: Is there an example of a crisis in which LOGCAP was crucial for success? MG Gamble: Most recently, LOGCAP was used to support Army efforts assisting the 3.4 million people affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, the worst natural disaster ever recorded on the Caribbean island. Initially, it was used to provide base-life support of deployed U.S. Forces and has since transitioned to executing the receipt, storage, and distribution of construction material to the Army Corps of Engineers in support of their efforts to rebuild the electrical grid. This demonstrates LOGCAP's ability to adapt and scale sustainment operations in synch with changing operational requirements. Two years ago, LOGCAP was used to build life support camps supporting the medical personnel sent to control and end the Ebola crisis in West African nations. Major General Duane A. Gamble assumed the duties as commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, in July 2017. A native of Arbutus, Maryland, Gamble attended Western Maryland College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was commissioned as an Ordnance officer in May 1985. He has earned Master of Science degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Gamble previously served as the commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, headquartered in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Prior to that, he served as the assistant deputy chief of staff for Logistics (G-4) at Army headquarters, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Before joining the Army staff, Gamble served as the deputy commanding general of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), headquartered at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Prior to that, Gamble served as commander, 528th Sustainment Brigade (Airborne), supporting Army Special Operations Forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Philippines, among numerous other command and staff assignments throughout his 33-year career. Gamble's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Assault Badge, and Master Parachutist Badge. AUGMENTING EXPEDITIONARY REACH Major General Duane A. Gamble Commanding General U.S. Army Sustainment Command LOGCAP UPDATE 6 | Armor & Mobility | March/April 2018

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