This left the CLC3 students pondering: Why the apathy?
(The magnitude of the planning task was not lost on the CLC3 students, who themselves had undertaken the planning of a move over similar distances for their tactical logistics exercise.) Like Grant, to reduce his logistics footprint, Washington used carefully selected routes and achieved an operating tempo that concentrated his combat force just where and when he needed it.
Medical Service Corps (MSC) officers who chose to attend the Combined Logistics Captains' Career Course (CLC3) will remain in the MSC; however, their graduation from CLC3 will result in their being assigned 90A as a secondary AOC, and will allow them to be utilized in multifunctional logistics positions.
To create the type of multifunctional officers that the Army needs and to maintain course relevancy, the Army continues to modify the CLC3 program of instruction to incorporate the latest logistics doctrine and information technology.
The major courses that would become part of ALU (as part of the original plan) included CLC3
, the basic officer leader courses, the NCO academies, and the warrant officer basic and advanced courses.
The establishment of the Logistics branch and the Logistics Officer Corps continue the Army's progress toward achieving a cadre of multiskilled leaders, or "pentathletes." The evolution toward the Logistics basic branch started with the development of the Combined Logistics Officers Advanced Course, progressed through that course's transition into CLC3
, and advanced with the creation of functional area 90A for multifunctional logisticians.
Students attending the last two CLC3
courses before the redesigned course begins in February will attend a modified course that covers the required topics but maintains the old common core-branch technical-multifunctional sequence.
Officers will be inducted into the Logistics branch after graduating from CLC3
. Each logistics officer will be required to have at least one functional area of expertise, such as petroleum operations or strategic transportation.
This intermediate desktop simulation reinforces the military decision-making process taught during the tactics instruction in CLC3. Students see their tactical plans evolve from the map board to the rock drill and, ultimately, to execution during the simulation.
These three initiatives are key educational tools for the CLC3, but they soon will be used in two more of ALMC's mid-level logistics courses.
International students attend a wide variety of ALMC courses, including MLC, CLC3, LEDC, ORSA MAC 1, and AABC.
The International Officers Logistics Preparatory Course was created after the Gulf War specifically to prepare international officers to attend LEDC and CLC3. Its purpose is to introduce international officers to U.S.