J4OP-US1144 JFC 100 Module 04: Joint Force Sustainment (2 hrs)

Sustainment is the provision of logistics and personnel services necessary to maintain and prolong operations until successful mission completion. Sustainment in joint operations provides the joint force commander (JFC) flexibility, endurance, and the ability to extend operational reach. Effective sustainment determines the depth to which the joint force can conduct decisive operations, allowing the JFC to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative. Sustainment is primarily the responsibility of the supported combatant commander (or CCDR) and subordinate Service component commanders in close cooperation with the Services, combat support agency (or CSA), and supporting commands.