Field Manual Interim (FMI) 4-93.2, The Sustainment Brigade.
Field Manual Interim (FMI) 4-93.2, The Sustainment Brigade,
describes the modular force structure, missions, and operations of the
sustainment brigade and its subordinate functional and multifunctional
units. According to FMI 4-93.2, "The sustainment brigades
consolidate selected functions previously performed by corps and
division support commands and area support groups into a central
operations echelon." This provides centralized command and control
of subordinate units, which are task-organized to meet mission
requirements. The missions of the sustainment brigade are theater
opening, distribution, sustainment, and Army Universal Task List tasks.
FMI 4-93.2 explains the force structure surrounding the sustainment
brigade (echelons above and below) and how this structure helps to
support the warfighter. It also explains to sustainers the importance of
contracting and their role in contracting; strategic-level support; and
support of military, civilian, joint, and multinational organization.
The FMI serves as an authoritative reference for developing training,
standing operating procedures, and tactics, techniques, and procedures
for unit operations. Like many recent manuals, the FMI includes lessons
learned and best practices from the field.