Rear Adm. David F. Baucom is Director, Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, and Logistics (TCJ5/J4), U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Kenneth D. Watson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the deputy director, Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, and Logistics, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land, and sea transportation for the Department of Defense.
The Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, & Logistics Director will be dual-hatted as the Director TCJ4 and TCJ5 organizations and will host and supervise the TCERC to accomplish the Command’s mission. TCJ4 Core Mission: Provide distribution alignment, transportation synchronization and transportation policy and procedural guidance for effective and efficient movement of personnel, material, and equipment through the DTS to include sustainment. TCJ5 Core Mission: Provide Command strategy, international engagement strategy, interagency coordination, DPO governance management, campaign level planning, global access and infrastructure, advocacy, and deployment and distribution capability development. TCERC Core Mission: Serve as the strategic integrator in coordinating transportation and readiness issues through collaborative efforts with Component Commands, customers, and commercial partners. This includes preserving access to Component Command commercial transportation capabilities. Cultivate, strengthen, and improve partnerships with members of the mobility enterprise. Identify and support additional transportation requirements and enhance transportation services provided to existing customers as well as expanding services and capabilities to other DOD and non-DOD agencies. In collaboration with the USTRANSCOM staff, coordinate with Component Commands, and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) on the readiness of organic and commercial mobility capabilities. This includes addressing readiness and sustainability of strategic mobility programs such as Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), Maritime Security Program (MSP), and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) policy, and associated changes in DTS operations.
The mission of the Deputy for Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, & Logistics Directorate is to serve as principal advisor to TCJ5/J4 on all futures initiatives including strategic planning, logistical transformation, force programming, policy development, and operational traffic management policies and procedures. Coordinate all Distribution Process Owner (DPO) related issues/responsibilities. Works with Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Defense Agencies, and Department of Defense (DOD) field activities to improve the overall efficiency, effectiveness, and interoperability of distribution-related activities, systems, and data.
The Resources Office oversees daily administrative functions and programs for the TCJ5/J4 Directorate and the Enterprise Readiness Center (TCERC). They provide executive support to a Navy O-8, Civilian SES, and Air Force O-6. They also provide administrative support to approximately 200 military, civilian, and contractor personnel throughout the directorate. They liaison with senior leaders within the directorate and provide Knowledge Management guidance on a daily basis. They task and monitor suspenses using the Task Management Tool (TMT) as well as manage programs such as Sharepoint, Defense Travel System (DTS), Security Management, Functional Area Communication Computer System Manager (FACCSM), Cyberspace Infrastructure Planning System (CIPS), Government Purchase Card (GPC), Telephone Control Officer (TCO), Evaluations, Awards, Manpower, Safety, Database Management, In-Out Processing, Personnel Accountability and Recall Service (PARS), Budget, Records Management, Facilities Liaison, and the Training and Development Management (TANDEM) Program within the directorate.
Serve as the strategic integrator in coordinating transportation and readiness issues through collaborative efforts with Component Commands, customers, and commercial partners. This includes preserving access to Component Command commercial transportation capabilities. Cultivate, strengthen, and improve partnerships with members of the mobility enterprise. Identify and support additional transportation requirements and enhance transportation services provided to existing customers as well as expanding services and capabilities to other DOD and non-DOD agencies. In collaboration with the USTRANSCOM staff, coordinate with Component Commands, and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) on the readiness of organic and commercial mobility capabilities. This includes addressing readiness and sustainability of strategic mobility programs such as Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF), Maritime Security Program (MSP), and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) policy, and associated changes in DTS operations.
The Plans, Access, & Capabilities Division fulfills its mission through the "Global Access & Engineer Branch", the "Capabilities Branch", and the "Global Distribution Plans Branch". The Global Access & Engineer Branch is the command focal point for providing assessments and recommendations on mobility posture and infrastructure-related matters. The Capabilities Branch is the USTRANSCOM focal point for several processes and programs designed to develop capabilities and capability requirements to improve JDDE effectiveness and efficiency in support of the warfighter. The Global Distribution Plans Branch is the command focal point for CDR USTRANSCOM’s Unified Command Plan-assigned role as Department of Defense (DOD) Global Distribution Synchronizer.
The Strategy & Governance Division develops USTRANSCOM and Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) logistics and distribution strategies and transformational concepts enabling the JDDE to project national security capabilities, accurately sense the operating environment, and enable responsive support of Joint, US government and Secretary of Defense-approved multinational and non-governmental requirements. Develops overarching International Engagement Strategy and supporting Regional Engagement Support Strategies and priorities, and manages interactions with foreign military organizations in support of these strategies. Advocates for standardization and commonality of joint distribution capability development among the Services. Advises USTRANSCOM and JDDE senior leaders on distribution war games and experimentation requirements related to distribution and logistics operations and limitations. Manages the JDDE-Governance structure in support of the Commander’s Distribution Process Owner (DPO) responsibilities. Ensures oversight, review and coordination of National and DOD-level strategic documents. Serves as the Command’s administrative support for the Joint Interagency Coordination Group (JIACG) function.
The Logistic Sustainment Division bridges the functional capabilities provided by the J5 and the J3. The Logistic Sustainment Division develops, assesses, and implements deployment and distribution capability solutions with Combatant Commanders, Services, Agencies, and others to improve forecasted accuracy. Optimizes transportation planning in joint distribution operations and increases time definite delivery of sustainment movements. Leads transformation efforts to influence stock locations for optimized transportation and leverages results of supply chain and force capacity movement efforts. Works with Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) partners to reduce total supply chain distribution costs within the Department of Defense (DOD) from an end-to-end perspective, while simultaneously improving service levels to the Warfighter. Identifies best practices commonly used in commercial supply chain organizations today and implements within the DOD supply chain. Develops and implements distribution enterprise performance metrics frameworks, measures and assesses enterprise distribution performance, conducts root-cause analysis of performance issues, and recommends solutions to process improvement teams and leadership. Directs the command's Joint Petroleum Office (JPO) and annual fuel infrastructure requirement submittal to the Defense Logistics Agency-Energy's Installation Planning and Review Board (IPRB).
The Policy & Doctrine Division is responsible for reviewing, developing, and implementing joint and allied doctrine as well as transportation and traffic management policies. Engages with the joint transportation community to improve business processes for the worldwide movement of passengers, cargo, and personal property; publishing such processes in the Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR). Command focal point for agreements. Responsible for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) policy and doctrine issues. Serves as Department of Defense (DOD) Executive Agent for Customs and Border Clearance issues. On behalf of the Directorate acts as the focal point for military and civilian personnel management issues.
The Logistics Enabling Support Division executes duties as the Command Lead and the Department of Defense (DOD) lead proponents for In-Transit Visibility (ITV) and Automatic Identification Technology (AIT).