Senior Military Leaders Discuss Potential Deployment, Logistics Challenges

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 — Senior military leaders discussed potential challenges their commands may face in supporting future operations during a meeting of defense industry partners in St. Louis, Missouri, yesterday.

Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander of Air Mobility Command; Army Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Ryan, commander of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command; Navy Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, commander of Military Sealift Command; and Air Force Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, director of the Defense Logistics Agency participated in a panel discussion at the National Defense Transportation Association meeting.

Industry Innovation Critical To Military

“[We] can’t do our jobs without industry partners,” Everhart pointed out. “We rely on them for innovation, and to help open up new realms of possibility.”

As he looks to modernizing his command to continue meeting the nation’s defense needs, Everhart said he cannot tweak his budget anymore, noting “the continuing resolutions affect all of us.”

The general said his other challenges include a national pilot shortage, and today’s changing, complex global threat environment.

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