|About the Book|
This book is designed to assist the newly assigned Sustainment Unit Commander or Staff Officer/Non-Commissioned Officer in understanding the capabilities of the Sustainment Brigade, the Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), and the BrigadeMoreThis book is designed to assist the newly assigned Sustainment Unit Commander or Staff Officer/Non-Commissioned Officer in understanding the capabilities of the Sustainment Brigade, the Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), and the Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), as well as provide an understanding how to develop a contemporary Unit Operations Orders (OPORDs) through use of a sustainment operations configured military decision making process (MDMP) checklist. Since 2004, the US Army has started a revolution of reorganization and doctrine development throughout its Combat (now Maneuver), Combat Support (Maneuver Support), and especially Combat Service Support logistics organizations, known as Transformation. In the logistics or Sustainment arena, the Armys concept towards supporting other units has changed from the old out-stockpile the enemy concept towards a system used by modern civilian distributors - Just-in-Time sustainment, leaving planning and synchronizing throughput of commodities and support to the customer with little margin for error. To successfully accomplish this, Sustainment Planners must thoroughly understand the Military Decision Making Process or “MDMP” for short. Conducting a Sustainment oriented MDMP is essential in integrating the Sustainment War Fighting Functional (WFF) into the unit’s plan and for ensuring a synchronized and supportable course of action. Successful integration is a result of having the right personnel, available tools, correct MDMP methodology, and synchronized timeline throughout the process. If this guide can assist logistics’ planners in accomplishing this process, then it has accomplished its intent and mission.