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FM 4-40 - Quartermaster Operations

FM 4-40 - Quartermaster Operations

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Published by "Rufus"
Dated 22 October 2013.

This publication supersedes FM 10-1 dated 11 August 1994
Dated 22 October 2013.

This publication supersedes FM 10-1 dated 11 August 1994

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FM 4-40
(FM 10-1)
 
Quartermaster OperationsOctober 2013
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION
. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Headquarters Department of the Army
 
 
This publication is available at Army Knowledge Online(https://armypubs.us.army.mil/doctrine/index.html).
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FOREWORD
Field Manual (FM) 4-40 describes Quartermaster operations at all levels to include supply andfield service functions. By reading this FM, commanders, staffs, and Soldiers will have anunderstanding of Quartermaster mission, organizations, and functions and will be better  prepared to exercise them in an operational environment.More importantly, this field manual serves as the bridge between this force and the next,discussing units and systems that are being fielded now and into the near future, includingGlobal Combat Support System – Army(GCSS-Army). While Army transformation tomodularity is complete, our evolution will continue as we adjust the Army to new design for the Army of 2020. To support our force, we must focus ourselves on this new environmentand apply the same innovation and professionalism that make us successful.Our most recent and significant advancement is the fielding of the Global Combat SupportSystem – Army. GCSS-Army is an enterprise resource planning tool that provides supplymanagers across the Army a single database for visibility, anticipation, requisition, anddemand satisfaction. Never before has there been a single system that provides thequartermaster or logistician the capability to directly influence the Army supply system and positively affect the outcome of combat operations.As we progress through continued evolution, Quartermaster units aided by advancementssuch as GCSS-Army will continue to provide support to the operational force and positivelyinfluence the outcome on the battlefield.JOHN E. O’NEIL IVBRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S. ARMYQuartermaster Commandant

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