Maintenance Check or Reality Check: The Choice Is Yours

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

Although preventive maintenance checks and services, routine maintenance, and diagnostics may seem trivial and easy to skip, failing to perform them — and to do so correctly — can have dire, costly, and possibly even fatal consequences.

By Michael S. Hendrickson, Abrams Group, Tank Maintenance Team Leader, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Integrated Logistics Support Center

(more…)

Army Futures Command: Leaping Ahead of Tomorrow

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

Both physical and nonphysical threats in the land, air, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains continuously challenge the Army’s achievement of future superiority. The Army Futures Command is now on the scene to ensure the Army leaps ahead — and stays ahead — of these multi-domain threats.

By Dr. Shawn M. Walsh, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Fellow and a lead engineer from the Army Research Laboratory; COL Lee Dunlap, Division Chief for ARCIC’s Science, Technology, Research and Accelerated Capabilities Division; and LTC Deidre E. Patterson, Army Strategist and ARCIC Chief of Initiatives

(more…)

Capabilities Integration Across Domains

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

LTG Eric J. Wesley
Deputy Commanding General
Futures Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

LTG Eric J. Wesley is currently serving as Deputy Commanding General, Futures/Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Most recently, he served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia. 

LTG Wesley was commissioned as an armor officer from the U.S. Military Academy in 1986. He began his career as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader and battalion logistics officer in 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Division in Germany. 

Some of LTG Wesley’s previous service includes deploying with 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, to Operation Desert Spring in Kuwait, followed by Operation Iraqi Freedom, where 2nd Brigade led the 3rd Infantry Division’s attack into Baghdad. In addition, he deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as Chief of Current Plans for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and later he was the Director for Future Plans for ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan. He then served as the Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 1st Infantry Division followed by duty on the Army Staff as the Deputy Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation (PAE) for the Army G8.

(more…)

Ensuring the Army is Ready to Fight Tonight

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

By Kim Ernzen

Kim Ernzen is vice president of the Land Warfare Systems product line at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, Arizona. Before this appointment, Ernzen served as vice president of operations for RMS. Previously, she was director of Raytheon’s Advanced Products Center in Dallas. Ernzen worked for the former Raytheon Aircraft division in Wichita, Kansas, for more than 10 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in aeronautical engineering and an executive MBA from Wichita State University.

(more…)

Devops Delivers Innovation Through Soldier Feedback

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

The opinions of rank-and-file Soldiers may often be unsought, but not so with the DevOps model of developing and fielding new technology. PEO C3T reveals how this approach has been successfully used in improving new technology by putting it in the hands of Soldiers early in the development process.

By Justin Eimers, PEO C3T Public Affairs

(more…)

Army Prepositioned Stocks: Worldwide Assets for Global Force Projection

From Armor & Mobility, October 2018 Issue

MG Duane A. Gamble
Commanding General
U.S. Army Sustainment Command

MG Duane A. Gamble assumed the duties as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, in July 2017. He 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 had served as the deputy commanding general of the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), headquartered at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He also 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 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College 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.

(more…)

Improving Aircraft Performance and Reducing Life-Cycle Costs

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

With its C-5M engine’s record-setting history and other industry achievements, GE Aviation has delivered effective capabilities for Warfighters through its sustaining, upgrading, and re-engining efforts. 

Interview with Karl Sheldon

(more…)

Tirelessly Pursuing Full Spectrum Readiness

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Whether it is providing humanitarian assistance, meeting threats, or performing air-to-air refueling, readiness is at the forefront of the mission of Air Mobility Command. Brig. Gen. John D. Lamontagne and Brig. Gen. Steven J. Bleymaier provide an update on the current efforts, including modernization, innovation, and talent retention.

(more…)

Logistics Complexes drive readiness for Air Force

From Armor & Mobility, August 2018 Issue

Functioning interdependently as a symbiotic enterprise, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s three ALCs comprise a vital logistics and sustainment network that plays a major role in supporting readiness.

By Air Force Sustainment Center Public Affairs

(more…)