Tag Archives: TRANSCOM

Transcom Chief Darren McDew: Future Threats Could Include ‘Near-Peer’ Nation

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren McDew, chief of U.S. Transportation Command, has said future conflicts facing the military could include a “near-peer” nation that could match U.S. technology and capacity, DoD News reported Tuesday. Karen Parrish writes McDew told a National Defense Transportation Association meeting a near-peer country could spur contested strategic communication lines and …

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DLA, US Transportation Command Outline Joint Plan for Future Missions

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The Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Transportation Command have discussed how both organizations would address future mission challenges through a joint plan. DLA and Transcom outlined the joint plan at the Fort Belvoir, Virginia-based McNamara Headquarters Complex on Wednesday along with past and current work for future operations, DLA said Friday. …

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DoD’s Alan Estevez: DoD, Transcom Hone Focus on Readiness & Modernization

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Alan Estevez — principal undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics — has highlighted the Defense Department and U.S. Transportation Command’s focus on force readiness and modernization amid tight budgets, DoD News reported Wednesday. Estevez told the National Defense Transportation Association’s fall meeting in Maryland that DoD and Transcom’s initiative to …

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Transcom’s Darren McDew Eyes Continued Readiness to Meet DoD Needs

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Gen. Darren McDew, the new commander of U.S. Transportation Command, believes that the unit can meet the Defense Department‘s deployment and distribution needs amid future challenges, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes that McDew anticipates challenges such as state and nonstate threat actors, the contested space and cyber domains and fiscal or …

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Gen. Darren McDew: Cybersecurity a Priority at Transcom

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Gen. Darren McDew, the White House nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, told a Senate panel that network security will be among his priorities at Transcom if he is confirmed, DoD News reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes that McDew, who is currently commander of Air Mobility Command, believes Transcom is …

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Paul Selva Nominated to Lead Transportation Command

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva has been nominated by President Barack Obama to lead Transportation Command, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes that if confirmed, Selva would succeed Gen. William Fraser II, who has served as Transcom commander since October 2011. Selva currently serves as head of Air Mobility …

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TRANSCOM to Receive Unsung Hero Recognition

The U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) is responsible for ensuring that U.S. troops and cargo to duty stations around the globe. TRANSCOM will receive recognition from the DoD as one of the unsung heroes, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell. On April 1, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is scheduled …

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Walter Nichols

Lt. Col. Walter serves as program manager of the U.S. Army Transportation Command. In this capacity, Nichols has held an instrumental role in an effort to unite the Defense Logistics Agency’s integrated data environment and the Transportation Command’s global transportation network programs.

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