The new USAR CBRN command would allow for the operational control of the direct reporting unit to FORSCOM as the operational reserve for the 20th SUPCOM
, ensuring the readiness of leadership structures when needed.
Third, as a logical extension, 22nd SupCom also took over single-point responsibility for liaison with host nation officials.
General Pagonis's initial master plan for Desert Shield was a starting point for more detailed logistics planning, within both 22nd SupCom and the operational units, in areas such as materials supply, transport, readiness/maintenance, port and log base operations, and so on.
Another mechanism to grease communications was the daily 60-minute gathering of Pagonis and his team, the 22nd SupCom staff, and liaison officers from all the services and allied commands, to review outstanding supply issues and progress against planned actions.
For example, in their daily progress review meetings, officers of the 22nd SupCom were required to present "three ups and three downs.
We achieved in two months what has taken us 40 years to create in Europe, only because we innovated and delegated,' said Colonel Geyer, the director of planning for 22nd SupCom.
The Gulf Campaign was also the first to make intensive use of National Guard and Reserve personnel, who constituted 75 percent of 22nd SupCom.
In August 2007, more than 130 personnel from the 20th SUPCOM and JECE deployed to the ROK and established a JTF-E under the operational control of CFC for exercise UFL 2007.
Finally, from the JTF-E perspective, UFL 2007 provided the 20th SUPCOM with the opportunity to complete initial operational capability validation by September 2007 as directed by the QDR.