Three years after the US Army’s departure from Iraq, in which much of its gear was handed over to the Iraqis, Army Materiel Command (AMC) has returned to find that the equipment was not sustained in the same manner as the US Army would have, according to the Army’s most senior logistics official.
Gen. Dennis Via, AMC chief, shared some details of its efforts to field and sustain equipment for the Iraqis, all with a limited workforce made up partially of contractors. Part of the effort is shoring up Iraq’s ability to sustain the equipment itself.
Via told reporters at the Association of the US Army convention on Thursday that the effort involved “re-establishing processes that were very mature at the end of the war,” that were part of a “very responsive and involved logistics infrastructure to provide support to our forces,” since turned over the the Iraqis. […]