Fostering logistics leadership in the military

April 6, 2016
When freight transportation and logistics companies wonder where their future leaders will come from, they may need to look no further than the U.S. military. A recent overview of the 16th Sustainment Brigade's support of combat-ready units involved in Operation Atlantic Resolve in Eastern Europe provides a bird's eye glimpse of the kinds of "real world" logistical leadership training being provided to U.S. Army NCOs and junior officers alike: negotiating border crossings for convoys and quickly establishing multiple distribution centers in various countries.

When freight transportation and logistics companies wonder where their future leaders will come from, they may need to look no further than the U.S. military. A recent overview of the 16th Sustainment Brigade's support of combat-ready units involved in Operation Atlantic Resolve in Eastern Europe earlier this year provides a bird's eye glimpse of the kinds of "real world" logistical leadership training being provided to U.S. Army NCOs and junior officers alike, such as negotiating border crossings for convoys and quickly establishing multiple distribution centers in various countries. (Video courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense)

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Sean Kilcarr | Editor in Chief

Sean previously reported and commented on trends affecting the many different strata of the trucking industry. Also be sure to visit Sean's blog Trucks at Work where he offers analysis on a variety of different topics inside the trucking industry.

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