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 Director for Strategy, Capabilities, Policy, and Logistics 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 J5/J4 Directorate. They provide executive support to a Navy O-8, Civilian SES, and Air Force O-6. They also provide administrative support to over 200 military, civilian, and contractor personnel. They liaison with senior leaders within the directorate and provide Knowledge Operations Management guidance within a joint environment on a daily basis.
The Enterprise Readiness Center is the command focal point for assessing and evaluating strategic mobility capabilities, long-range programs, requirements and priorities. Responsible for monitoring, assessing, and developing proactive national defense options to ensure Department of Defense (DOD) strategic lift capability based on trends in the civil sector and industrial base relative to air, sea and land transportation.
The Plans, Access, and Capabilities Division is the command focal point for integrating several enterprise management processes pertaining to producing new capabilities for Logistics, Strategic Mobility, Distribution, and the Defense Transportation System. Command focal point for the management of the Department of Defense (DOD) Global Distribution Synchronization Planning.
The Strategy and Governance Division is responsible for developing USTRANSCOM and Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise (JDDE) logistics and distribution strategy and transformational concepts. The Division advocates for standardization and commonality with regard to joint distribution capability development (business processes, policies, procedures, rules, tools and enabling systems) in order to advance global synchronous warfighting capabilities.
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.
The Policy and 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; codifying such processes in the Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR).
The Logistics Enabling Support Division executes duties as the Command lead and the Department of Defense (DOD) lead component for In-Transit Visibility (ITV) and Automatic Identification Technology (AIT).