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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.

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Publication:Army Logistician
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Date:Jul 1, 2009
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