Ensure sustainment areas (such as the BSA, unit maintenance collection point, field trains command post
, combat trains command post, and forward logistics element) are known, accurate, and synchronized.
The field trains command post
(FTCP) is often based on a linear battlefield and depends on mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops, support available, time available, and civil considerations.
After initial entry, the FST scouted a better position to set up its field trains command post. Equipment had to remain expeditionary.
We relocated our field trains command post multiple times in the wooded, hilly terrain of Hohenfels and effectively concealed our large silhouette by using what was available to us.
Field trains command post
. By doctrine, the FSC headquarters section has limited administrative and mission command capabilities outside of the command group despite being responsible for establishing and maintaining the field trains command post
In a decisive action operational environment, brigade support areas, field trains command posts
, and combat trains command posts must have the ability to rapidly pack up and displace to a new area of operations.
Operational sustainment in decisive action brings into the planning and execution processes skill sets and procedures such as site reconnaissance and quartering party operations, tactical march techniques, site establishment, security, and incorporating additional entities, such as field trains command posts
and joint and multinational partners.