U.S. Transportation Command’s mission is to ship manpower, materiel and humanitarian help globally by land, sea and air at pace and scale throughout peacetime in addition to struggle and that’s on full show with environment friendly and efficient safety help support flowing to Ukraine, mentioned its commander.
Transcom commander, Air Power Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost offered the keynote tackle at present on the Nationwide Protection Transportation Affiliation-Transcom fall assembly.
“As we speak, our logistical prowess stays on full show as we steadiness the trials of our world mission, whereas guaranteeing Ukraine receives the help essential to defend their nation. I will guess [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin needs he had transportation and logistics specialists identical to you,” she advised the viewers.
Even earlier than the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this 12 months, Transcom was delivering weapons and gear to Ukraine that will have direct impacts on the battlefield, Van Ovost identified.
“Our power is derived from the interconnection of our capabilities, the resilience of our world community and the dedication of our individuals. It is a strategic benefit we should evolve,” she mentioned.
Apart from Russia, China is the opposite strategic competitor, she mentioned.
Transcom is keenly conscious of the menace posed by China to Transcom’s cyber community, and Transcom has taken steps to make sure the community is safe, for instance, implementing zero belief, she mentioned.
Additionally, artificial intelligence and machine studying will play an element in cybersecurity and efficient command, management and communications Transcom requires to combine and direct its intermodal transport system, she mentioned.
The opposite menace China poses is to the lengthy logistical journey from the USA to the far reaches of the Western Pacific, she mentioned.
With that in thoughts, Transcom is concentrated on securing secure and credible logistical passage now and sooner or later to the Indo-Pacific Command allies and companions, she mentioned.
“To compete successfully, we should have agile, resistant, survivable and sustainable logistics, all resulting in delivering lethality. … To succeed we should undertake the mentality that problem isn’t synonymous with inconceivable and contested isn’t the identical as impenetrable. Vital alternatives exist on this surroundings to take advantage of our experience to deploy, maneuver and maintain the joint pressure,” she mentioned.