13 April 2014

Fast and light: Army overhauls its gear strategy | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Fast and light: Army overhauls its gear strategy

Image Copyright: Spc. Bryan Willis / Army

By Paul McLeary, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

WASHINGTON — The Army is putting the finishing touches on a bold new strategy for how it pre-positions stocks of critical equipment around the globe, how it uses those stocks to speed deployments — and who pays for it.

Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno ordered the revised strategy last year as part of his vision to make the service more capable of deploying quickly to meet threats, and assist in humanitarian and disaster relief missions.

And a key element of the plan is to pass off some of the cost of using and resetting the equipment to the combatant commanders.

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