Showing posts with label maintenance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maintenance. Show all posts

Friday, March 6, 2015

DoDIG Report on ANP Log / Maintenance

The Department of Defense Inspector General's office has published a 100-page report entitled Assessment of U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Develop the Logistics and Maintenance Sustainment Capability of the Afghan National Police. The report, DoDIG-2015-067 dated January 30, 2015, contains 11 observations and 29 recommendations.

Core deficiencies n the ANP logistics system
Afghan budget laws
MoI logistics policy
ANP requirements generation
ANP logistics asset availability
Sustainment of ANP facilities
ANP fleet management
Regional Logistics Centers (RLCs)
ANP transition to organic maintenance
ANP attendance at the ANA CSS School
Advisor resources

There were key logistics issues found in three areas - resources, policy implementation and enforcement, and emerging logistics processes. One observation is that there are insufficient numbers of skilled, experienced candidates available to Coalition forces to serve as ANP logistics advisors. One recommendation is that incoming advisors meet rank, skill-level, and experience requirements (good luck with that one - see info on historic problems with advisor selection). The report contains recommendations to the leads for EF 1, EF 4, and EF 5. The EFs - or Essential Functions - are the way Resolute Support HQs has organized its advisory effort. the DoDIG report can be found at the link below.

Friday, December 12, 2014

ANSF "Inept" at Vehicle Repairs

It is like a breath of fresh air. An American general finally telling it like it is. Most likely LTG Joe Anderson has already filed his retirement papers and has decided that a 4th star is not in the future - because he has the audacity to actually not fudge with the truth. Such as calling the Afghan forces 'inept' at basic motor repairs or saying that the ANSF has a recruitment and retention problem. I don't think that he has been coordinating his public statements with the ISAF PAO office. Read more in "Departing U.S. general says Afghan forces 'inept' at basic motor repairs", Reuters, December 11, 2014.