I believe this is because, in the past, limited intelligence support was available in the forward support battalion
, Before the Global War on Terrorism, and even immediately after it began, the BSB S-2 position had been filled by inexperienced officers.
Unlike the headquarters or the A company that operated directly under the control of the legacy forward support battalion
, the forward support companies (FSCs) in the brigade support battalion (BSB) are placed in a command or support relationship with their supported combat arms battalions.
WHILE DEPLOYED IN SUPPORT OF OPERAtiON IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07, HE SERVED AS THE SUPPORT OPERATIONS OFFICER FOR THE 228TH FORWARD SUPPORT BATTALION
. HE HAS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY Of PENNSYLVANIA.
In changing the task organization, we also had to change the Forward Support Battalion
(FSB) that we received Class IX from.
The MMB concept was adopted from the multifunctional logistics battalions formerly found in divisions and brigade combat teams: the forward support battalion
and the main support battalion.
The intent is to give brigade, forward support battalion
, and forward support medical company commanders an operational knowledge of the Army Forward Surgical Team.
This 22-year veteran, who had commanded a forward support battalion
in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom I, announced, "Everything I know about logistics is wrong." His point was that logistics is an ever-changing entity and we had to find new and better ways to complete our logistics missions.
It is a more robust organization than the forward support battalion
it replaced; it has base companies and forward support companies to support all of the brigade combined arms battalions.
The commander and staff have to track a number of things and conduct considerable planning with the forward support battalion
The commander of the forward support battalion
(FSB) is normally responsible for the overall coordination of convoys leaving the brigade support area (BSA).
A perfect example of a tool fabricated by allied trades mechanics is the HMMWV IED roller that two noncommissioned officers from the 3d Forward Support Battalion
(FSB) Service and Recovery (S&R) Section designed and built.
The old DAO consisted of a centralized division ammunition officer, an ammunition technician (a warrant officer), a small staff, and a number of ammunition transfer point (ATP) sections that, when deployed, operated with the forward support battalion
(FSB) in each brigade area of operations.