McNabb, has released a new strategic plan that provides guidance for successfully executing TRANSCOM's missions as the Department of Defense's (DOD's) Distribution Process Owner (DPO) and provider of common-user transportation
. The plan is designed to ensure that TRANSCOM can meet its vision of synchronizing and delivering unrivaled full-spectrum deployment and distribution solutions to warfighting commanders.
LOGCOM's mission would be to "...provide worldwide common-user transportation
and logistics support and services to military forces and selected federal agencies." The National Defense Panel's final report in December 1997 also made a specific recommendation under "Transforming the Unified Command Plan" to, "...create a logistics command to provide global logistics, transportation and asset visibility operations." Then-Secretary of Defense Cohen called the panel's observations "timely and insightful." In fact, the recommendation to create a unified combatant commander for logistics has been echoed repeatedly since 1997 by a host of senior leaders.