Forecast subsistence requirements and pre-positioning subsistence in the
field to begin the planning process.
Subsistence forecasts are based on the following:
Supporting TISA stockage.
TISA order-and-ship time.
Logistical planners from the DISCOM S4 through the COSCOM G4 continue to
work the menu cycle, the SOPs, and the CSS overlays with the in-process
reviews. These reviews cover any problems that units or supply activities
Supplemental and enhancement items.
Substitutions and deletions.
Class I distribution system.
(1) Supply Source. The TA Class I supply manager sends requirements
to the DPSC during the predeployment phase. Then the CONUS personnel ship
the supplies to a GSU depot in the TO. Subsistence may be shipped from one
area to another within the theater.
Alternatively, it may be sent to a
Figure 1-1 shows the flow of requests and Class I
supplies in a TO. You may purchase subsistence locally, provided that you
are in a country that is allied, friendly, or neutral.
(2) Captured Subsistence. Primarily, you use captured subsistence to
feed Pws. You may use it to feed the local population if necessary. DO NOT
use captured subsistence to feed US military personnel unless you are
authorized to do so by the commander and the subsistence has been inspected
by the US Army medical authority.