Military service planners and senior leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support spoke about future sustainment platforms to support service strategies during a panel discussion held on March 21 in Philadelphia, DLA reported Monday.
Capt. Eric Bach from the office of the chief of naval operations logistics analytics branch cited the role of partnerships with DLA and other defense agencies is advancing the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations concept. Bach said the Navy must employ the concept by advancing digital transformation, agile logistics and adoption of emerging technology platforms to maintain the service’s advantage against near-pear competitors.
“With regard to [DLA’s] whole of government approach…across the spectrum of competition, we’re going to have to rely on partners and provider,” Bach added.
Other service planners who presented at the event include Lt. Col. Adam Blanton, Marine Corps warfighting laboratory future operations officer; Army Lt. Col. Tracy Henry-Neill, concepts developer from Futures Command’s sustainment capabilities development integration directorate; and Air Force Lt. Col. Michael McLeod.