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December 2016 Scott AFB, Illinois Vol. 16, No. 12 By Karen Parrish, DOD News, Defense Media Activity The United States has the world’s mightiest military, but it faces potent challenges, a senior Defense Department leader said today (Nov. 1). Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew leads U.S. Transportation Command. He spoke at the National Defense Transportation Association meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Impacts on the Ba le eld “It’s to deliver an impact on the ba le eld. That’s what we’re about,” he said. “… [Our adversaries] know that immediately, we can get someplace at the time of our choosing and deliver an impact. And an overwhelming, decisive force will be right behind it.” McDew said that since the a acks on 9/11 and the counterinsurgency-focused con icts the United States has fought in Afghanistan and Iraq, the military picture has grown “foggier and foggier.” “We have built a strong joint force, but I see there are still challenges awaiting us,” he said. “We’re organized to combat geographically isolated problems. … But our future con icts will cross those regional boundaries. They’ll be transregional in nature.” “Our freedom of movement, and the dominance that we’ve enjoyed in all domains -air, space, cyber [and] surface -we won’t have that anymore. We’ve enjoyed pure dominance in every domain,” McDew said. ‘A Di erent Fight Altogether’ Tomorrow’s con icts could include a near-peer nation, he said, which could “instantly involve” ve combatant commands. See Challenges on page 3TRANSCOM commander looks at current, future challenges Component Commanders ConferenceBy Airman Megan Munoz, Joint Base Charleston Public A airs JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA -U.S. Air Force Gen. Darren W. McDew, U.S. Transportation Command commander, hosted a USTRANSCOM Component Commanders Conference here Nov. 14-16. The Component Commanders Conference brought together leaders from Air Mobility Command, Military Sealift Command, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command and the Joint Transportation Reserve Unit. See Conference on page 4Key leaders from U.S. Transportation Command board a C-17 Globemaster III for a sortie during the USTRANSCOM Component Commanders conference here, Nov. 15, 2016. Gen. McDew and other key leaders from USTRANSCOM met to discuss common themes across the command. Photo by Airman Megan Munoz, JBC/PA Gen. Darren W. McDew, commander USTRANSCOM, addresses the NDTA crowd. Photo by Senior Airman Megan Friedl, 375th AMW/PA 2 Chaplain’s message 3 Teammate Spotlight 4 J1 Journal 5 Gen. Cassidy interment 6 TRANSCOM history 7 Veterans Day


The Season of CelebrationBy Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-MarianiEach year at this time, around the world, celebrations and merry making hit a high note. Christmas is one of the more popular of the winter holidays. In North America what we now know as Christmas has become both a secular holiday as well as religious. Many traditions of the season have been gathered from many peoples, other religions and various. The Christmas season as celebrated in the Christian church has three segments; it starts with Advent on the fourth Sunday from Christmas (usually the Sunday of Thanksgiving) and ends on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Then the second segment, referred to as the 12 Days of Christmas, run from Christmas Day to Epiphany, the last segment. During this time of year there are additional wonderful opportunities to celebrate. Some celebrate the New Year with parties and noise making. Many churches have a service over the midnight hour and start the New Year with a fast or feast to seek God for direction in the coming year. The Jewish holiday Hanukkah often falls in the mix of the Christmas holidays, celebrating the miracle of lights where for eight days the oil lamp was lit in the temple with only a one-day supply. It is celebrated with lighting candles and remembering the miracle with family, food and gift giving. Practice celebration like in Psalms 150 with dancing, shouting, noise making, laughing, and expressions in creative arts. Joy gives us strength, helps us bond, brings us together. Opportunities to celebrate and create new traditions abound. We can redeem and sanctify the ordinary moments of life for the extraordinary. Enter into the spontaneous joy of Life and nd occasions for celebration. See: Galatians 5:22, John 15:13; Philippians 4:4; Exodus 15:20; 2 Samuel 6:14, 16. For some, the winter holidays are the most di cult. Some enter into a depression overwhelmed with the e orts to enter in to the merry making when they do not ll marry. Not everyone likes to celebrate. Some experience the lowest time after the holidays. If this is what you experience, I suggest talking to someone to help you navigate this time of year. Help is available; talk to a friend or family member, chaplain or clergy, or behavioral health. You are not alone. Numbers for Help: Suicide Hotline 800-273-8255; Family Advocacy 618-256-7203; Behavioral Health 618256-7386; Sco Chapel 618-256-4046; Command Post 618-256-5891. U.S. Transportation Command O ce of Public A airs 508 Sco Dr. Sco AFB, Illinois 62225-5357 h p:// Email: transcom.sco Phone: (618) 220-4999, DSN 770-4999 FAX: (618) 229-2811, DSN 779-2811 Commander Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, USA Chief of Sta Maj. Gen. David G. Clarkson, USA Senior Enlisted Leader Chief Master Sgt. Ma hew M. Caruso, USAF Chief of Public A airs Cmdr. David Nunnally, USN Deputy Chief/Plans and Policy Maj. Nichole L. Downs, USA Community Relations Lisa M. Caldwell Transporter Editor Bob Fehringer Editorial assistance Lisa Caldwell and Peg Nigra An electronic version is available at: h p:// 2 Grip ‘n Grins Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani Marines celebrate 241st birthdayThe United States Transportation Command and Defense Information Systems Agency Marine Corps Elements held a cake-cu ing ceremony, Nov. 8, in honor of the United States Marine Corps 241st Birthday. Photo by Nichole Downs, TCPA


By Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPAArmy Spc. Briannisha Louis is the chaplain assistant assigned to the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. While SDDC’s Chaplain Army Maj. Brian Tung a ends an intermediate education course this quarter, Louis is expanding her skills by supporting USTRANSCOM Chaplain Army Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani, who is temporarily serving both commands. Louis has been aiding Forbes-Mariani in the mission to advise the commander on the strategic direction and clarity of purpose on ma ers of religion, morals, ethics and quality of life, and to ensure the free exercise of religion for military personnel and other authorized members of the Department of Defense. A native of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Louis enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 2014. She served a one-year tour at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, before coming to Sco Air Force Base eight months ago and becoming immersed in what the Army calls “ba le eld circulation.” “This particular assignment is very di erent from routine chaplain assistant duties because I do a ton of traveling with the SDDC chaplain,” said Louis. “Most of our soldiers are stationed all over the world and we make it our rst priority to visit them and ensure their spiritual needs are being met. Wherever we’re called to be, from CONUS to Europe to the Paci c, we don’t hesitate to make that trip.” In working with both USTRANSCOM and SDDC, Louis’ role includes maintaining the inspirational literature racks around campus and facilitating special programs and events. “Briannisha was a tremendous help organizing the Thanksgiving Tree, Advent and Hanukkah displays in Building 1900 East,” said Forbes-Mariani. “She also assisted with the Suicide Awareness Fair hosted by SDDC, and in researching a potential family retreat site.” Louis said she enjoys working with Forbes-Mariani because they share a free-spirited and adventurous mindset. “We’re both very creative beings and enjoy collaborating on ideas to uplift the people around us,” said Louis. “Chaplain Forbes-Mariani focuses on the possibilities, and when she says she’s going to do something, she nds a way to do it.” 3Teammate Spotlight: SDDC chaplain assistant supports USTRANSCOM Army Spc. Briannisha Louis, chaplain assistant with the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPAChallenges, from page 1 “We’re going to have contested strategic lines of communication everywhere,” McDew said. “We’ve had a distinct technological advantage,” he said. “ … But once you start talking about a peer, someone that could match us with technology [and] numbers, that’s a di erent ght altogether.” The freedom of movement and dominance that the United States has enjoyed in air, space and cyber won’t be there anymore, the general said. “We’ve enjoyed pure dominance in every domain for the last 15 years,” McDew said. “So what’s got to change?” One challenge facing the U.S. military is “our own a itudes,” he said. “What baggage are you carrying forward and perpetuating that adds no value in tomorrow’s ght?” McDew asked. Global Area of Operations He credited Joint Chiefs Chairman Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford with creating a vision for the current and future joint force. “The ght we will face is not a regional ght, it is a global ght,” McDew said. There are 196 countries in the world, and “the globe is our [area of responsibility].” Dunford, he said, “is forcing us to look at things in a di erent way.” “In this global, transregional nature of war, we have to consider all the disruptive in uences that we’re going to face,” McDew said. “We have got to be er leverage speed, range and exibility that is inherent in some of the things we do, and look at how we do things smarter, and how we command and control in a di erent way.” Command and control investments, he said, do not currently align with a global ght, and future adversaries won’t stop at a national boundary, he said. Focusing on the Cyber Domain Cyber should get “much more of our a ention” than it does, the general said. “Let me tell you where we are in TRANSCOM,” he said. “We’ve gone from cyber awareness to cyber knowledge. Now, it’s scaring us. If you get to knowledge, it should scare you a lot more than it does. And if you think this is an [information technology] problem, you’re in the wrong place.” Cyber is an important operational, commander issue, he said, and business environment evolution is another challenge. “We’ve got shortages across the spectrum when it comes to manpower,” McDew said. Ge ing after having the right people in the right numbers for the right job is a future challenge, he said, as is baking cyber security into every process. “We will have to get ahead of [our adversaries],” he said. “Matching them is no longer good enough.” The nation is at a crossroads, McDew said. After 15 years of war, the United States has the most ba le-hardened force it has ever had. “But does it prepare us for the next war?” he asked. “We need to focus on some of the opportunities [and] nd new ways to do business.”


By Ken Martin, TCJ1Leaders at all levels frequently share “Our people are our greatest asset.” A more powerful statement is “People well-led and appreciated are our greatest asset.” As leaders and supervisors, it is our responsibility to recognize our civilian team members for their hard work and achievements. Often, we aren’t aware of the many ways we can reward and recognize our civilian team members for their e orts. Following are several recognition tools or opportunities for consideration: 1 The Quality Awards Program and Time-O Awards recognize superior accomplishments contributing to the quality, e ciency, or economy of government operations. 2 Special Awards & Trophies (e.g. Excellence in Government Award) nomination requests are always sent for consideration through TMT when received from requesting agencies (e.g. Joint Sta or Services). 3 Honorary Incentive Awards allow awards in accordance with personal achievements and accomplishments, including at retirement or for sustained commendable service. a. CJCS Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award is normally awarded to GS-15s and higher for retirement. b. CJCS Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award (JMCSA) is normally awarded to GS-13 and higher for retirement and permanent change of station. c. Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (JCSCA) is for commendable service or achievement of major signi cance, but less in scope or impact than for the JMCSA. d. Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award (JCSAA) is for commendable service or achievement of major significance, but less in scope or impact than for the JSCSA. Priority Four of the Commander’s Priorities is to “Champion an Innovative, Diverse, and Agile Workforce.” Recognizing our team members is an excellent way to help sustain and retain our workforce. The TCJ1-R SharePoint site has guidance and templates for most of these awards and our Awards & Recognitions team (ext.220-7900) is also available to assist supervisors with recognizing our exemplary civilian team members!4 J1 JOURNAL civilian recognition Sample awards Conference from page 1 “U.S. Transportation Command has the mission of providing worldwide, global transportation for all Department of Defense assets,” said McDew. “We have a number of Component Commanders Conferences per year where I try to achieve alignment (between the major commands). The service-level components and their commanders get together with me and my sta to talk about the things common to all of them to identify challenges I need to address as their combatant commander.” USTRANSCOM is a uni ed, functional combatant command which provides support to the eight other U.S. combatant commands, military services, defense agencies and other government organizations. Joint Base Charleston is an important asset to USTRANSCOM because of its ability to move cargo by three modes of transportation. “It was an honor to host the Transportation Command Component Commanders Conference this year. Joint Base Charleston is unique in that the installation provides air, surface and sealift capabilities that support USTRANSCOM strategic mobility operations worldwide,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Rob Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander. “During this visit, we were proud to showcase the many aspects of Joint Base Charleston which support the Department of Defense’s transportation footprint.” During the conference, McDew and the other a endees visited the JB Charleston-Weapons Station for a demonstration of the 833rd Transportation Ba alion’s sealift capabilities. “In support of the TRANSCOM Component Commanders Conference, we set up our Joint Task Force Port Opening for a Seaport of Debarkation,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Stacy M. Tomic, 833rd Trans. Bn. commander. “We were able to show elements of the command control, mission control and cargo management center. We demonstrated how we track transit visibility for port operations and how we get equipment o the vessel, stage it and move it for the customer and the Joint Task Force.” The 437th Airlift Wing is another JB Charleston asset contributing to the USTRANSCOM mission. C-17s provide USTRANSCOM the capability of direct delivery of cargo to any austere runway environment in the world. “The 437th Airlift Wing strives to be the airlift wing of choice for the nation,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Je rey Nelson, 437th AW vice commander. “The 437th Airlift Wing is the busiest C-17A wing in Air Mobility Command, executing 29 percent of AMC’s workload. Our team provides unrivaled mobility excellence, leveraging 48 assigned aircraft to support worldwide operations.” Participants from the Component Commanders Conference also got a rsthand look at what the 437th Airlift Wing provides to the USTRANSCOM mission. The participants ew in a C-17 to the North Auxiliary Air eld in the town of North, South Carolina. During the ight, the crew dropped cargo and performed an assault landing before returning to Charleston. “I want to say thank you to Joint Base Charleston,” said McDew. “It was an amazing conference. I’m always impressed by the service members who call Charleston home and the community that provides amazing hospitality.” Heavy loadA crane from Erlinger Construction in Belleville lifts a 7000-pound generator shroud from Building 1900 East during generator replacement operations Nov. 9. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA


5Cassidy interred at Arlington National Cemetery Family and friends pay their last respects to retired Gen. Duane Cassidy, USTRANSCOMÂ’s rst commander, during his funeral at Arlington National Cemetery Nov. 18. The funeral service began at Fort Myers Memorial Chapel where family and friends remembered Cassidy, then were escorted to his gravesite by members of the Air Force Honor Guard for their nal farewells. U.S. Air Force photos by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barne


6 By Peg Nigra, TCRCPresident Reagan supported the Packard Commission’s recommendations to establish a uni ed transportation command, and on Apr. 1, 1986, signed the National Security Decision Directive No. 219, directing Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger “to establish a single uni ed command to provide global air, land, and sea transportation.” Knowing that the Packard Commission would recommend establishing a uni ed transportation command (UTC) and anticipating the president’s guidance, Adm. William J. Crowe, Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta had organized a general and ag o cer steering group the month before (March 1986) to plan for a uni ed transportation command. Crowe selected Air Force Lt. Gen. Alfred Hansen, Director for Logistics, the Joint Sta (JS-J4), to lead the group. As head of the General O cer Steering Group (GOSG), Hansen knew “that DOD needed a uni ed transportation command to solve a myriad of deployment-related planning and execution problems….” He believed that only a UTC with a four-star commander would have the clout to make the services standardize the deployment process. A deciding factor in favor of a UTC for Hansen had been Port Call, a JCS-approved worldwide command post exercise held in November 1985. Much like Nifty Nugget in 1978, Port Call was designed to test U.S. mobilization and conventional war plans in a multi-theater environment. And, like Nifty Nugget, the exercise failed horribly. According to Hansen, the Joint Deployment Agency, established after Nifty Nugget to be DOD’s single manager for deployment and execution, had no execution authority. Neither did the Joint Sta J4. The deployment process was fragmented. Hansen said the results were a mess. Planning for a UTC began in earnest in October 1986 once the legal roadblock disappeared with the signing of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986. This act repealed “the prohibition against consolidating functions of the transportation commands” and ordered that consideration be given to creating a uni ed transportation command. The GOSG was made up of representatives from the O ce of Secretary of Defense, DOD, and the services. Most of them were against establishing a UTC. Hansen said the only general o cers who supported the concept of a UTC from the beginning were Army Chief of Sta Gen. John A. Wickham (1983 to 1987), deputy chief of sta of the Army for Operations and Plans Lt. Gen. Carl A. Vuono, and Military Tra c Management Command Commanding General Lt. Gen. Edward Honor (1983 to 1987). Honor said that the Army, “as a service that needs to get to the ght, really didn’t see any down sides,” to the establishment of a UTC. The Navy and Marine Corps representatives were adamantly opposed to a UTC. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. C. A. H. Trost was concerned that a UTC would mean losing control of certain assets and monies. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. P. X. Kelley believed the arguments for a UTC were not grounded in “a vigorous, detailed, and wholly defensible management analysis.” He recommended that a UTC commander be appointed, given a small (100 to 200 people) interim sta quali ed in transportation ma ers, and, with the help of an independent management consultant, conduct a comprehensive management analysis of command and control, manpower and personnel, budget, etc. Results of the analysis would then be reported to the Secretary of Defense via the Joint Chiefs of Sta The Air Force, while it did not think a UTC was needed, wanted to protect its investment in the Military Airlift Command (MAC), a speci ed command. Speci ed commands report to the president through the Secretary of Defense, with the Joint Chiefs of Sta acting as the Secretary’s operational sta According to Air Force Gen. Duane H. Cassidy, MAC commander in chief 1985 to 1989, Air Force senior leaders knew the UTC would happen and wanted to have some control in the outcome. They believed supporting a UTC located at Sco Air Force Base, Illinois, and dual-ha ing the commander with the commander of MAC would guarantee that control. Adm. Crowe did not want to go against his service, but knew the UTC was needed. After much deliberation, on Dec.1, 1986, he signed a memo to Deputy Secretary of Defense William H. Taft IV recommending “the establishment of a UTC with headquarters at Sco Air Force Base, Illinois,” and stating its mission would be to “provide global air, sea, and land transportation to meet national security taskings.” In a memo dated Dec. 31, 1986, Taft approved Crowe’s recommendations and directed he write an implementation plan and establish the UTC in early 1987. See the January 2017 Transporter for the next installment of the command’s history.History of USTRANSCOM 1978-1986, part two Lt. Gen. Alfred Hansen


7ItÂ’s that magical time of year once again and the Marines are conducting the Toys for Tots Campaign on Sco Air Force Base. Toys for Tots collect and distribute new, unwrapped toys as Christmas gifts to help needy families with children between the ages of newborn and 12 years old. If youÂ’d like to assist us this year, please drop a new unwrapped toy in one of the Toys for Tots donation boxes located at AFNIC, AMC, BX, DISA, SDDC or USTRANSCOM. For more information on this program you can go to Thank you in advance for your generosity. POC: Lt. Col. Daniel Winkeler, USMC; 229-3330. Peg Nigra, TCRC, makes her TOYS FOR TOTS donation in the USTRANSCOM box located in the Plaza entrance, near the security desk. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA Veterans Day in OÂ’FallonRight Chaplain Lt. Col. Leslie Forbes-Mariani, USTRANSCOM, gives the invocation at the OÂ’Fallon Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2016, in OÂ’Fallon, Illinois. Below right A member of the VFW Post 805 holds the American ag to properly retire the colors during the ceremony. Below Brig. Gen. Steven Berryhill, USTRANSCOM deputy director of Operations and Plans, addresses the audience during the OÂ’Fallon VeteransÂ’ Monument Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, in OÂ’Fallon, Illinois. The ceremony is held annually to honor the nationÂ’s veterans and the sacri ces they made. Photos by Senior Airman Megan Friedl, 375th AMW/PATOYS FOR TOTS


Recognitions Parting Shots Arrivals Pe y O cer 1st Class Eamon Meisner, TCRA Pe y O cer 2nd Class Marcray Nunez, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Class Chengmeng Thao, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 2nd Class Christopher Williams, TCJ3 Pe y O cer 1st Class Eamon Meisner, TCRA Chief Pe y O cer Trevor Wolfe, TCSG Pe y O cer 1st Class James Cave, JCSE Sta Sgt. David Brown Master Sgt. Kim Witham Spc. Justin Mcvey Departures Senior Master Sgt. Cli ord Lawton, TCJ2 and TCCC-X Pe y O cer 3rd Class Barry Frederick, TCSG Pe y O cer 2nd Class Travis Aldrich, TCSG Tech. Sgt. Kendra Williams USTRANSCOM’s 2016 Gen. John P. Jumper Award for Excellence In War ghting Integration nominees Capt. Ma hew S. Tempia, JECC Tech. Sgt. Angela M. Neville, JECC USTRANSCOM’s 2016 Outstanding Security Forces Support Sta Noncommissioned O cer Award nominee Tech. Sgt. Avery N. Skipalis, JECC USTRANSCOM’s 2016 Air Force Information Dominance Annual Awards Program nominees Capt. George J. Tolis, JECC – Air Force Cyberspace Outstanding CGO Lt. Col. Randolph B. Wi JECC – Air Force Cyberspace Outstanding FGO Master Sgt. Will R. Selby, JECC – Air Force Outstanding Cyberspace Support Manager SNCO Senior Airman Ma hew A. Howe, JECC – Air Force Outstanding Cyber Systems AMN Sta Sgt. David A. Borcea, JECC – Air Force Outstanding Cyber Systems NCO Sta Sgt. Alan E. Rowzee, JECC – Air Force Outstanding Cyber Operations NCO Master Sgt. Miguel A. Rojas, JECC – Air Force Outstanding Administration SNCO Sta Sgt. Jennifer C. Bo om, TCJ2 – Air Force Outstanding Administration NCO Editor’s note Ranks of all services are wri en in the Associated Press Style format, which is the journalism standard for uniformity of printed material in any form of the news media. We realize individual branches have their own style, but that is used for individual-service-oriented material. Miles of smilesU.S. Transportation Command and its component commands’ personnel get together, Nov. 4, for a huge group portrait. Photo by Bob Fehringer, TCPA RPT convenes for exercise meetingMaj. Gen. David G. Clarkson (center), chief of sta USTRANSCOM, chairs a table-top exercise Nov. 17, for the command Continuity of Operations Reconstitution Planning Team in the Honor Conference Room. The RPT comprises members from across USTRANSCOM’s directorates and is tasked with re-establishing command workforce utilization during a post-emergency incident recovery phase. Photo by Lisa M. Caldwell, TCPA