Army Material Command (AMC) provides all logistics and manpower services to the army
required to carry out the long term operations until the mission is successful.
The US Army Material Command (AMC) is mainly responsible for all the Armed Forces
sustainment maintenance, carry out the contractual services, provide logistic assistance to the
Armed Forces. The USAMC due to its diverse tasks functions through its subordinate
organizations and commands. The AMC executes the Army’s maintenance and supply program
at national level through Life Cycle Management Commands (LCMCs), one of its subordinate.
Deployed and deploying of forces is supported by LCMCs and it is coordinated through the
Army Sustainment Command (ASC)
USAMC manages the secondary items through the National Maintenance Program that includes:
Manage the work load of sustainment maintenance unit according to the national
It is ensured that repair of all components are up to national standards.
It is made sure that provider of sustainment maintenance have all the provision, fully
equipped, human resource, expertise meeting the national standards.
Quality assurance is facilitated by making sure that maintainers must use quality
AMC is also the leading organization that provides contracting services to the armed forces,
providing support both in institutional and operational contracts.
USAMC along with other organizations working under it, work together with the commands that
are forward deployed to carry out the sustainment support and materials distribution and
redistribution synchronization inside and outside of theaters. Its success depends upon:
Accuracy of data
Visibility of asset
Instructions about disposition
Accountability of property.
AMC Services to Warfighters
Army Material Command (AMC) develops and obtains the materials that soldiers require during
fight in the battlefield and win comprehensively. To carry it out effectively AMC has various
commands working under it, that acquires the best commodities like aircrafts, tanks, missiles, all
types of equipment needed for electronic, communication and individual use for soldiers in
The main of AMC is to provide best equipment to the soldiers so that they can give us gift of
winning in every battlefield. They make sure that their warfighters are recognized to be the part
of fighting force equipped best in the world. The aim of AMC is to get the system that are more
destructive, long lasting, consistent so that warfighters can be helped with the best possible ways
Through the representative of logistic assistance who works with the army units in the field
directly, AMC touches every soldier on daily basis. AMC has handled different missions that
have very important applicable effects like ammunition acquired for the military services,
manages all the business of multibillion dollar through equipment selling including the provision
of services to US allies.
Q2: Discuss the relationship between the three levels of sustainment: strategic, operational
and tactical. In your opinion, what level of sustainment is the most critical and why?
Answer: All three levels of sustainment i.e., strategic, operational and tactical require logistical
planning. All are related to each other, battle service support and also affects the armed force
sustainability in the war zone.
When arrangements are made for a particular plan or some critical situation, whatever the size of
the force supporting is, the support has to go through the logistic system to get the needed
Below we will discuss shortly how the three levels of sustainment works and in what ways they
are related to each other.
Strategic Level supports the achievement of board objectives established in the policies of
national security made by National Command Authority (NCA). The actions focused in strategic
Mobilization of industrial base.
Support of installation base.
Pre-positioning of stock.
Maintenance and preparation of the equipment.
Medication and hospitalization of personnel.
Support taken from the host nation.
Establishing the theater basis
Collection of resources required.
Operational Level links the strategic level to the tactical level on the battlefield, make sure that
the tactical level is successful. Operational level supports the coordinate support of the personnel
from the strategic level to meet the requirements of the tactical level.
Operational level focuses:
Establishing the communication and keep it maintained.
Ensures force involved in operations in the theater is consistent to the commander’s
Allocation and redeployment of army units and soldiers.
Coordination, planning, management and supervision of sustainment activities.
Ensure to sustain the theatre stock to support the supply system.
Operational commanders at operational level must demonstrate support functions so that the
tactical commanders are allowed to focus their attention more towards the tactical-level
operations than operational level activities.
Tactical Level includes all functions needed to support the military activities and battle. The
commander focuses on giving all the possible support needed by the using force to win the battle
in the combat zone. Continuously he assesses operational support inbounded as well as any
support from coalition partners or host nation. The soldiers at this level are provided with all
possible supply, transportation, and health facilities along with the filed services so that they are
permitted to achieve the mission planned. Tactical spontaneity solves the problem only if it is
anticipated well at the strategic and operational level.
The three levels of sustainment must relate to each other to create a flawless system of support.
Most Critical Level of Sustainment:
In my opinion the most critical level of sustainment is tactical level as the success of whole
planning right from the strategic level depends upon how good this level is accomplished by the
units and personnel. The outcome of the mission all depends on how well that level is being
utilized by the commander through his force in the battle field. So from my point of view tactical
is the most critical level.