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November 15, 2012

Real time logistics today enhances combat operations of tomorrow

Sgt. 1st Class Lydia Kaus conducts training on GCSS-A during DA Rotation 13-02 at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 5. Kaus has taken the time to develop training methods to better teach soldiers how to utilize the program to its full potential.

Troopers from 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment stay on the forefront of cutting edge systems by implementing and testing Global Combat Support System- Army during rotations at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 5. GCSS-A integrates multiple systems for increased visibility, audibility and efficiency across several fields, affording battlefield commanders the information they need in real time.

“It really is a force multiplier,” said Chief Warrant Officer Lamar Hizer, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s lead trainer on GCSS-A. “It’s one solution to multiple issues. Instead of having to learn different systems for supply, finance and maintenance, a commander can now pull up one system and view all of the reports from his desktop.”

GCSS-A is currently only fielded with the 11th ACR and 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division out of Fort Bliss. Being on the forefront of the emerging system, Troopers here are working hand in hand with the software developers to better shape the product for needs on the battlefield. With over 200 Troopers at the National Training Center authorized for GCSS- A use, the 11th ACR is setting the tone for future use. The system and its operators provide the synergy needed for commanders to make informed decisions under stressful conditions.

“In the rapidly changing battlefield of tomorrow the need for information grows paramount to the mission,” said Hizer. “We are working not only improving on the program but learning and teaching others to use it to consolidate information and make the reporting process streamlined and more efficient.”

Hizer along with his assistant trainer Sgt. 1st Class Lydia Kaus, have taken the time to develop training methods to better teach soldiers how to utilize the program to its full potential. The lessons learned from the training and testing process are being recorded and passed on to other units in the Army to streamline the process.

“It all boils down to a new Army Logistical System, that integrates multiple other programs into one,” said Kaus. “I think it is amazing that the Army has a new streamlined process that gives us the ability to see and track items in real time.”

The 11th ACR continues to be on the forefront of technology ensuring that Troopers of tomorrow has the tools necessary to win future battles. Troopers like Kaus and Hizer show the flexibility and Army Values by having learned an entirely new system to the point in which they can train others.

 




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