Innovation

Am I the only person who hates the phrase, "but this is how we have always done it?" That sounds so anti-innovation or anti-progress to me. I prefer to interact with people who want to improve processes. The desire for convenience and innovation has brought us electricity, electric motors, wireless remote controls, ISO-Shipping containers, Microwave ovens, and the Mobile Lift System.

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Portable Overhead Crane for Retrograde or Extraction

Material Handling Equipment is a requirement for successful drawdown and retrograde. It should be kept forward to the very end of operations in each area. Equipment must stay mission capable and that may be difficult because as retrograde continues there will be a lack of repair parts, units may have to resort to cannibalization and/or controlled substitution to keeps its equipment functional

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Service Agreements

As you know the Army has instituted a two level maintenance plan for weapons and equipment. The two categories: field-level maintenance and sustainment-level maintenance. Field-level maintenance is performed in maintenance facilities, motor pools, mobile shops, or in the tactical environment. Sustainment-level maintenance is performed at depots, Field support brigades, Army field support battalions, and logistics readiness centers.

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