TRADOC Proponent Office (TPO) – Sustainment Mission Command (SMC)


Directs and integrates sustainment mission command efforts across the DOTMLPF-P spectrum in order to provide Soldiers, Commanders, and decision-makers with sustainment information advantage to sustain and win in Multi-Domain Operations.



The TPO-SMC is organized into three teams to address sustainment DOTMLPF-P integration, sustainment data integration and acquisition, and sustainment mission command plans.



(1) Establishes interoperability and/or integrated capabilities with current and emerging sustainment enterprise systems and the Warfighting Mission Area capabilities (e.g. the Mission Command Common Operating Environment).

(2) Provides input and assists with the development of DOTmLPF-P assessments for Army Business Mission Area Sustainment Systems.

(3) Serves as the Army’s primary SMC stakeholder in bridging the gap between the Army’s Business Mission Area and the Warfighter Mission Area.

(4) Identifies and defines Sustainment Mission Command (SMC) capability gaps and integrates recommended solutions. Reviews and assists in the updating of functional concepts to integrate SMC equities across warfighting functions. Serves as the user representative for Sustainment as a Warfighting Function (WfF) within the six Computing Environments of Mission Command.

(5) Assists in the writing and reviewing of both Joint and Army Sustainment Mission Command doctrine, ensuring relevance to current and future operations. Reviews lessons learned from actual operations, training exercises, and experimentation to ensure proper application when updating SMC doctrine and/or modifications to tactics, techniques, and procedures supporting SMC operational capabilities.

(6) Assists Force Development in the support of force design updates that directly impact the fielded forces ability to execute SMC.

(7) Develops, manages, and/or coordinates SMC appropriate training strategies, programs, and products that support personnel executing SMC in the fielded force. Ensures that SMC training is integrated in the overall TRADOC training strategy.

(8) Serves as the Army’s primary SMC stakeholder and user representative for development and integration of solutions that support the fielded force in the execution of SMC operations. Advises the Army Futures Command (AFC) in the development of future capabilities.

(9) Supports Predictive/Prognostic Maintenance and Logistics (PPMxL) collection, transport, analysis, decision support, and storage and protection of data to enable rapid and efficient sustainment and warfighting decision making at echelon.

(10) Synchronizes and integrates PPMxL effort to enable better and faster decisions, reduce demand, build combat power, and increase combat lethality within Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO) and Multi-Domain Operations (MDO).

(11) Incorporates both user-fed and platform generated data to maximize human and artificial intelligence/machine learning analysis ensuring Army Forces maintain sustainment capabilities in Multi-Domain Operations.

(12) Participates and provides user guidance/feedback at systems test events, Army and Joint integrated product teams, and user mission rehearsal events.

(13) Serves as the user representative for sustainment network requirements supporting Army transport convergence. Advises AFC in the development of future capabilities.

(14) Provides input and assists with the development of DOTMLPF-P documentation and capabilities of the next generation tactical sustainment satellite communications.

(15) Monitors and synchronizes all DOTmLPF-P products to support, testing and evaluation, and fielding, to include direct interaction with the program manager for the Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal (CSS VSAT) and the Combat Service Support Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI) to ensure the Fielded Force requirements are understood. Interfaces with AFC to ensure today’s challenges are addressed in the future.