CECOM executes a sustainment and logistics integration mission across a very broad a complex set of C4ISR systems and capabilities. As one of AMC's four Life Cycle Management Commands (LCMCs), CECOM is the Army's Critical Link for life cycle support of the communications-electronics systems and equipment used by the joint Warfighter. These efforts span the full scope of tactical and strategic echelons-from the individual Soldier to the installation. The command accomplishes its mission by providing eight major functions. They include:Depot Level Manufacturing, Repair and Overhaul
Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD) is the Department of Defense (DoD)'s premier sustainment center for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems ranging from night-vision devices to satellite terminals. The depot designs, manufactures, repairs and overhauls critical C4ISR systems for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. It executes critical partnerships with industry to ensure viable industrial base capability in support of Joint Service electronics systems.
CECOM provides software and hardware engineers, logisticians and maintenance personnel to the field supporting units. CECOM's 'Face to the Field' includes Logistics Assistance Representatives (LARs), Field Service Representatives (FSRs) and Field Service Engineers (FSEs) under the management of CECOM's Senior Command Representatives (SCRs).
CECOM executes foreign military sales under the direction and guidance of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command by supporting our allies and strengthening relationships through foreign military sales. CECOM's Logistics and Readiness Center (LRC) provides Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment in support of Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, among others. These military partnerships promote compatibility and interoperability in equipment and training which are crucial to the National Defense Strategy.
Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) is the Army's strategic facility for Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) testing and configuration management for all operational Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) systems, applications and hardware before fielding.
CECOM's Logistics and Readiness Center (LRC) prepares, sustains and resets the Nation's Armed Forces before, during and after operations and deployments. LRC achieves its mission by rapidly providing and sustaining Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) equipment. LRC has subject matter experts in the 12 Integrated Product Support elements described in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Product Support Managers (PSM) guidebook to support C4ISR systems.
CECOM provides life cycle software solutions and services that support units' Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and business systems requirements. The Software Engineering Center (SEC) ensures uninterrupted critical software functions, such as licenses, information assurance vulnerability alerts and the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process. SEC executes priority Post Production Software Support to ensure critical safety and interoperability compliance of fielded C4ISR software intensive systems.
CECOM's supply chain management expertise ensures the supply chain meets the demand whenever and wherever needed. CECOM provides timely and effective logistics support to streamline and optimize supply chains.
Systems engineering is a structured, iterative and multidisciplinary process. It involves designing, developing, testing and maintaining information systems. CECOM experts from the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) engineer the backbone infrastructure for these information technology (IT) systems, including hardware and software, enabling distribution of information from the battlefield to national command and control centers.
Mission success is CECOM's ultimate goal. Achieving this will demand we collaborate and partner with stakeholders and our DoD partners to develop and implement long-term sustainment plans, and streamline the delivery of logistics and sustainment capabilities. We must pursue efforts that align our collective efforts to more efficiently and effectively deliver the desired capabilities.