A 3rd COSCOM
battle captain explained, "Once the 27th Transportation Battalion, with their two understrength movement control teams, the 15th and 30th, deployed, the entire function of movement control support for all remaining forces in Germany was suddenly thrust upon the TMCA.
The Army Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), at Fort Lee, Virginia, has been working on the changes from a COSCOM
to an ESC and TSC for years and has made enormous strides in advancing the logistics forces into the current modular force structure.
During its year in Iraq, the 13th COSCOM
oversaw 62,000 convoys, processed 2,000 tons of mail and installed quality-of-life improvements to the base camp, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and movie theaters.
Like the 3rd COSCOM
and its own headquarters, the 1st TMCA was not adequately manned.
The author, a former support operations officer in the 13th COSCOM
, provided a checklist for units to use when looking for their gear in theater.
Because the XVIII Airborne Corps initially deployed its combat forces without its corps support command (COSCOM
), the 1st COSCOM
(which arrived months later), U.
The 3d COSCOM
returned to the continental United States.
Realizing the potential humanitarian benefit of cleaning the canal, the advisor contacted the Civil Affairs Office of the 3d COSCOM
In addition to supporting dedicated customers, automatic referrals from other SSAs were established by the 3d COSCOM
, which indirectly caused a net increase in customers.
The detachment was chosen after working with the COSCOM
on two field exercises.
To ensure that it provided quality input to the requirements conference and captured updated information, the 3d COSCOM
reviewed the force structure quarterly with its subordinate brigade headquarters.
Missing a disk drop was a significant, sometimes emotional, event for any unit within the 1st COSCOM