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- Inventory : Resources, for manufacture, sale, or distribution in the same organization, in the possession of a holding organization; they represent a capital expenditure for acquisition
- Combat service support : Those military functions that sustain combat units, including but not limited to supply, maintenance, transportation, finance, general construction, health services, etc.
- Army Battle Command System : The set of information systems and components that support the operational-level command and control of the U.S. Army, abbreviated ABCS
- Battle Command and Sustainment Support System : A set of application programs that provides the logistics functions of the U.S. Army Battle Command System, which, in turn, is part of the Global Information Grid; also used by the U.S. Marine Corps
- Enhanced Position Location Reporting System : A portable or vehicle-mounted U.S. Army device that transmits friendly force positions for command and control, fires with precision-guided munitions, and logistical support
- Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below : A U.S. Army system of pocket- and laptop-sized, user-friendly networked computers, for command and control from the individual soldier up to the brigade combat team
- Just-In-Time inventory : Add brief definition or description
- Ammunition storage point : A place at which ammunition arrives in large shipping containers and is broken down for distribution to subordinate tactical units
- Form factor : Physical size of a device including linear dimensions, mounting and connector standards, and other parameters that categorize the item as belonging to a mechanically compatible family.
- Line Replaceable Unit : A component of a complex system, such as an aircraft or mobile radar, which can be replaced, in the field, quickly and using few tools. Families of such components minimize the number of form factors and connectors used.
- Strategic mobility : The ability of an item to be air-transported aboard long-range transport aircraft, preferably not limited to those specifically built to handle oversized cargo; an ideal target is a general commercial cargo aircraft such as the Boeing 747F
- United States Transportation Command : The single point of contact and operations for transportation services, by land, air, and sea, for the U.S. Department of Defense
- Administrative loading : Add brief definition or description
- Combat loading : A method of loading cargo into ships that will carry it to amphibious landing sites, such that can be unloaded in a manner optimized to meet the operational needs of combat rather than maximizing the utilization of the ship's cargo space
- Prepositioning ship : Military cargo ships, normally in squadrons of several vessels, that are prepositioned at secure forward locations, in order to speed delivery of sustainment supplies to the initial forces landed by air or from combat amphibious warfare ships.
- Joint High Speed Vessel : Jointly developed by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, a high-speed, shallow-water transport ship intended for intra-theater logistics support in littoral operations
- Ships Taken Up From Trade : A British practice, used extensively during the Falklands War, of chartering civilian ships to provide additional military sealift
- Civil Reserve Air Fleet : Add brief definition or description
- Underway replenishment : A series of techniques, introduced in the Second World War, for keeping warships in constant operation by resupplying them at sea; challenging both in the pure seamanship of the transfer, and the logistical system that brings supplies to the ships
- Connected replenishment : A subset of underway replenishment, in which the supply ship and the warship being resupplied stay in a close formation, making transfers with hoses for fuel, and ropes and cables lifting equipment and baskets of supplies. Requires an extremely high level of seamanship
- Vertical replenishment : A subset of underway replenishment, in which the supply ship and the warship being resupplied do not physically connect, but use helicopters to transfer the supples. Faster and requiring less shiphandling skill than connected replenishment, but cannot transfer as large a volume
- 82nd Airborne Division : One of the strategic reserve units of the United States Army, this is the only division-sized organization that is completely parachute-qualified for air assault operations.
- Operation DESERT STORM : That part of the Gulf War, beginning with the first air strikes at 02:00 local time, 17 January 1991, until the main ground assault into Kuwait, Operation DESERT SABRE
- Charles Krulak : Retired general of the United States Marine Corps; 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps (1995-1999); son of LTG Victor "Brute" Krulak
- Outsourcing : Hiring an outside firm to do work that was previously handled in-house.