“I believe the situation must prompt Congress and the DoD to do some critical deliberating about the nature of the relationship of logistics, or sustainment, to our military strategy,” Avdellas testified, recommending that “DoD, industry and the Military Services establish strategic planning capabilities that can address the challenges of maintaining responsive sustainment capabilities in the face of declining resources, including the application of experiments or prototype arrangements that could substantially contribute to the objective.”
Avdellas’ testimony before the subcommittee was part of a hearing on assuring viability of the sustainment industrial base, a critical element of military readiness. Avdellas urged a strategic view of the challenges at hand while employing tools already available to federal leaders.
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