During joint operations, the combatant commander
is the directive authority for logistics (DAFL) and cannot delegate this authority, even to the senior sustainer on ground.
USTRANSCOM is perhaps th e most visible supporting combatant commander
associated with any OPLAN.
Simply put, a combatant commander
desperately needed a capability to fight an ongoing war, yet the Service strongly resisted due to the long-term monetary impact on other acquisition programs that it rated as a higher priority.
When a combatant commander
has an attached CRT and HRP, he or she should be aware of their differences and the differences in how are they employed.
* The reduction of forces will be conducted in a way that does not break faith with soldiers and Army civilians and their families and that maintains the most ready force possible to meet Combatant Commander
All Combatant Commanders
testify to the Armed Services Committees on an annual basis about their posture and budgetary requirements and frequently host Members and staff during a variety of congressional delegation visits.
* Serve as the Mobility Joint Force Provider by identifying and recommending global joint sourcing solutions in coordination with the services and other combatant commanders
For the combatant commander
, urbanization means the migration of conflict from rural areas to densely populated places.
They are in charge of recruiting and equipping troops and then turning those troops over to the combatant commanders
who actually fight wars.
The primary sourcing method is through a "standard" sourcing solution, meaning it most closely answers the request of the combatant commander
. For example, if the request is for engineering capabilities to support an Army Brigade Combat Team, the standard solution would be an Army Engineering Battalion.
"Our training leading up to deployment, and the inherent capability of Bataan's blue/green team, provides the combatant commander
with a versatile force that's able to respond to tasking at a moment's notice."
In January, Steve will become the first Guard officer to become a deputy combatant commander
when he assumes his new post at Northern Command--an organization he knows well, having previously served as NORTHCOM's chief of staff.