Requisitioning communications security (COMSEC) key devices is challenging to those who are unfamiliar with the COMSEC Materiel Control
We all work as one team on the ship," said Senior Chief Storekeeper Casimiro Masikip, Materiel Control
and Hazmat division Leading Chief Petty Officer.
Once the panels are opened, an Air Force maintainer removes the old foam and does a shakedown, which includes examining the wing to see what needs to be replaced, and compiles a shakedown parts list, said Mike Abbott, director of the materiel control
unit and newly transferred DLA employee.
Key components of the JGSDF's logistics structure include the GSO's Logistics Department, the Central Transportation Management Command, the Ground Materiel Control Command, and the JGSDF depot system.
The Ground Materiel Control Command is headquartered at Jujo Station in Kita-ku, about an hour north of Tokyo.
The base maintenance area includes national-level logistics assets such as seaports, airports, railroads, the industrial base, the Ground Materiel Control Command, and the Central Transportation Management Command.
Air Force depots endured a number of changes in the 1990s, to include decentralizing the depot maintenance organization at each of the five air logistics centers, divestiture of critical materiel control
functions, and two air logistics center closures with associated depot workload transitions.
Beginning in August, DI will provide vehicle maintenance and materiel control
support to the Air Force in Afghanistan.