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Supply and Maintenance Tips for Army XOs (Part II)

Even when everything else is going well, supply and maintenance problems can keep your unit from running on all cylinders.  Your unit may just be the best trained in the Battalion, but if your equipment isn’t on hand or doesn’t work right, you won’t get very far. Supply and maintenance are the key duties and …

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Supply and Maintenance Tips for Army XOs (Part I)

Even when everything else is going well, supply and maintenance problems can keep your unit from running on all cylinders.  Your unit may just be the best trained in the Battalion, but if your equipment isn’t on hand or doesn’t work right, you won’t get very far. Supply and maintenance are the key duties and responsibilities of …

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The Company XO and Supply Sergeant Relationship

While the Commander leads the Company, the XO essentially “runs” the Company and is consumed with its daily behind the scenes operations.  The XO does this hand-in-hand with the Company 1SG.  One aspect unique of the National Guard and Army Reserves is the dynamic of the Full Time Unit Staff (FTUS).  While the XO and …

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Managing Army Property: The Different Types of Responsibility

In 2001, I spent some time as a Report of Survey Officer for a missing laptop computer.  I don’t remember the exact details of the case now (14 years later), but I do remember that a senior E-8 misplaced a government laptop computer. As the Report of Survey Officer, my job was to collect the …

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Battalion S4 Duties and Responsibilities

What are the Battalion S4 duties, responsibilities and job description?  In layman’s terms, the Battalion S4 is typically responsible for the supply, transportation, logistics, maintenance and budget issues within a battalion.  In short, they are the Battalion Logistics Officer. To keep things simple, the Battalion S4 is part of the Battalion Commander’s staff.  They work …

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Army Unit Supply SOP

If you are currently serving as a Company Commander, Company XO or Supply Sergeant, it’s imperative that you create and follow an effective, practical, and useful Army Unit Supply SOP. Chances are your unit already has a preexisting Unit Supply SOP. If your unit already has one, you should use that document as a starting …

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Command Supply Discipline Program

In the Army, Company Commanders are required to initiate a Command Supply Discipline Program in their respective units, in accordance with AR 710-2, appendix B, and AR 735-5, paragraph 11-1. The Command Supply Discipline Program is a compilation of existing regulatory requirements. It is a mandatory program designed to simplify command, supervisory and managerial responsibilities. …

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Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE)

The Army utilizes the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) system to track Army assets and automate property accountability processes. In case you didn’t already know, PBUSE replaced the ULLS-S4 system. The major difference between the ULLS-S4 and PBUSE is that PBUSE is web-based. PBUSE also has additional capabilities and is very user friendly. In …

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