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Battle Command and Sustainment Support System

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Within the Army Battle Command System, the Battle Command and Sustainment Support System (BCS3) ,[1] formerly the Combat Service Support Control System (CSSCS) is the logistical support component.[2] It is also used by the U.S. Marine Corps. [3]

The system works with both classified and unclassified networks. It uses a "pull model" to retrieve:[4]

Among its capabilities are allowing commanders to specify which supply items are of importance to them, and maintaining awareness of those items in a Commander’s Tracked Item List (CTIL). During operations, the commander or logistics staff specify their CTIL from the national-level Baseline Resource Item List (BRIL). [5]


  1. Field Manual 4-0: Combat Service Support, 29 August 2003, FM 4-0
  2. Globalsecurity, Battle Command and Sustainment Support System (BCS3)
  3. Edward D. Usher, Supporting Expeditionary Logistics in the US Marine Corps
  4. Dale Farrand (July-August 2010), "BCS3: Take Another Look", Army Sustainment (formerly Army Logistician)
  5. Anthony R. Ely (Autumn 2001), "Overview of the Combat Service Support Control System (CSSCS)", Quartermaster Professional Bulletin