However, the authorization documents evolved because of KEES restructuring that resulted from prohibitive deployment and distribution costs.
Another reason for the E-MTOE adjustment was that KEES EMTOEs were built using standard Army pre-positioned stock (APS) codes and business rules based on extended periods of storage, routine exercise of the equipment, and the need for continued maintenance of the equipment.
However, KEES ended up being more similar to theater-provided equipment than APS.
Consequently, Eighth Army and 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) asset visibility and force integration experts executed a detailed line item number (LIN) analysis to create an accurate force structure for KEES authorizations.
To optimize KEES authorizations, the 2nd ID and the 19th ESC, with endorsement from Eighth Army and USARPAC, requested that 155 'LINs be removed from TAT and authorized on the E-MTOE.
KEES authorizations were successfully documented with effective dates beginning in September 2015 for 13 separate unit identification codes.
Eighth Army, the 8th TSC, and the 19th ESC, with the assistance of the Army Sustainment Command, used the Decision Support Tool (DST) to create a sourcing strategy to optimize the KEES by filling gaps with excess equipment dispersed in USARPAC.
The unit placed into KEES serviceable equipment that it no longer needed after casing its colors.
However, KEES still suffered from critical shortages of pacing items with an equipment readiness code of "P" (ERC-P).
In March 2015, the Army Materiel Command (AMC) and HQDA G-8 conducted systemic LIN reviews of critical KEES equipment shortages that the DST course of action could not source.
AMC, HQDA, Eighth Army, USARPAC, the 8th TSC, and the 19th ESC supported KEES to achieve one common objective: providing an enduring equipment set to meet the intent of the chief of staff of the Army's directive to employ rotational units in Korea.
To manage KEES property, the 19th ESC established and resourced a KEES property book office (PBO) charged with maintaining 100 percent accountability of the KEES as it is signed over from one rotational force to another.