dapaterson said:Supply and transport functions should be uniform agnostic. The employment of that knowledge may take place in environments that require specific skills, but the trade knowledge base is common to all. The current fetish for dis-unifying the Log branch is not driven by rational, professional analysis, but rather by operator ego and their desire to have uniform uniforms on parade.
Disagree. There are commonalities in what a trucker with a blue vs green beret do in a garrison setting but on operations the army truckers would be expected to conduct DPs, CPs, convoys, and dumping programs. The loss of focus on those skills due to a desire to be common isn't something we should pursue. Even supply, in that the types of supply are different, systems of supply are different, and environment in which supply occurs is different, should be seperated. The common elements could certainly be taught in a common setting (DRMIS, supply management, garrison supply, etc), but the army needs a more "army focus" for field ops to maintain and train skills in that area.