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Sustainment WFF

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-0) The sustainment warfighting function is the related tasks and systems that provide support and services to ensure freedom of action, extend operational reach, and prolong endurance. The endurance of Army forces is primarily a function of their sustainment. Sustainment determines the depth and duration of Army operations. It is essential to retaining and exploiting the initiative. Sustainment is the provision of the logistics, personnel services, and health service support necessary to maintain operations until mission accomplishment. Internment, resettlement, and detainee operations fall under the sustainment warfighting function and include elements of all three major subfunctions. FM 4-0 describes the sustainment warfighting function.


Acquisition Workforce
Army Human Resources Command
Army Strategic Mobility Program
Army Training System
Basic Combat Training
Battalion Aid Station
Battle Command Training Program
Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Brigade Support Battalion
Civil support operation
Combat Life Saver
Combat Support Hospital
Contracting Officer's Representative
Defense Distribution Center
Defense Exports and Cooperation
Defense Logistics Agency
Department of the Asst. Secretary of the Army for Acquistion, Logistics, and Technology
Field Hospital
Forward Support Company
Future Combat System
Health Service Support
in-transit visibility
Joint Multinational Readiness Center
Lackland Air Force Base
logistical service
nonlethal action
Patrick Air Force Base
Question Persuade Refer
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
US Army Training and Doctrine Command

Used For:

Sustainment Warfighting Function

Broader Terms:

operational reach
support area operation
Warfighting Function

Narrower Terms:

Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
support and services

Related Terms:

Fires WFF
Intelligence WFF
Mission command WFF
Movement and Maneuver WFF
Protection WFF

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