Presentation on theme: "Agenda Mission and Organization Program Updates –Army Combat Uniform –GEN III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System –Parachutes –Fire Resistant Clothing."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda Mission and Organization Program Updates –Army Combat Uniform –GEN III Extended Cold Weather Clothing System –Parachutes –Fire Resistant Clothing –Combat Glove –RFI FY 06 Initiatives What to expect in FY07
Clothing & Individual Equipment Optimize Soldier readiness by providing the most functional, versatile, and modern equipment Army-wide Mission
Clothing & Individual Equipment Vision A Focused Effort on The Soldier as a System To remain the most relevant capabilities based Product Management Office in the Army by creating a systemic capability to continuously equip the Army’s single most vital weapon system (the Soldier) with the right Clothing and Individual Equipment at the right time and at the right cost. We will accomplish this by optimizing and integrating existing governmental technological, logistical, and acquisition expertise and effectively linking it to domestic industrial capability.
Project Manager Soldier Weapons DPM Soldier Weapons Project Manager Soldier Equipment DPM Soldier Equipment Chief of Staff Program Executive Office Soldier Congressional Affairs Liaison Officers DASC PM Individual Weapons PM Crew Served Weapons PM Clothing & Equipment PM Sensor & Lasers PM Soldier Survivability PM Air Warrior PM Land Warrior Business Management Strategic Communications Systems Integration Admin & Program Resources Contracts Management PEO Director Rapid Fielding Initiative Project Manager Soldier Warrior DPM Soldier Warrior Operations Logistics Fielding CONUS Iraq Afghanistan Operations & Plans DPEO PEO Soldier CSM Confidential Assistant Executive Officer (XO) Executive Assistant Administrative Assistant As of 08 Sep 06
Clothing & Individual Equipment Deputy Product Manager Al Dassonville Product Manager LTC Lemondes Military7 Government8 Matrix54 Contractor27 APM Personnel Airdrop MAJ Shawn Lucas APM Ind Equipment/ Load Carriage MAJ TJ Wright APM Core/Ground Soldier Dave Geringer APM Extreme Weather MAJ Robert Helms APM NBC/Hydration/Eyewear S. Morgan-Clyborne APM Mounted/Air Soldier MAJ Clay Williamson Resource Mgmt Holly Nesaw Log Team Leader Gary Colello Air Drop Eng Team Leader Takas Blanas Clothing and Individual Equipment Eng Team Leader Jim Brennick System Integrator Barry Hauck Operations Debbie Ward Admin Diangela Helms Ind Base Liaison Lushana Offutt Config Mgmt Fernanda Crivello Contracts Mgmt Vacant Quality Assurance Duane Cook
PM CIE Active Projects MAJ TJ Wright Todd.firstname.lastname@example.org@us.army.mil 703-704-XXXX MOLLE Family of Flashlight RFI MAJ Robert Helms email@example.com 703-704-3460 Cold Weather Stove Glove Enhancement Initiative Modular Boot System Generation III ECWCS Modular Sleep System Cold Weather Gloves Combat glove Sarah Morgan-Clyborne firstname.lastname@example.org 703-704-3826 On-the-Move Hydration System Military Combat Eye Protection JSLIST JSLIST Glove/AFS JPACE STEPO JC3 MAJ Clay Williamson email@example.com 703-704-3813 Armor and Aircrew Protective Clothing Electronic Stun Devices Modern Army Combatives Kit Fuel Handlers’ Coverall MAJ Shawn Lucas firstname.lastname@example.org 703-704-4968 Advanced Tactical Parachute System MC-6 Electronic Automatic Activation Device Parachutist Drop Bag Military Free Fall Dave Geringer email@example.com 703-704-2161 Army Combat Uniform Service Uniform Modernizations Clothing Bag Modernization IPFU Enhancements ACU Ancillary Items
Army Service Uniform Schedule FY11 FY10 FY09FY08FY07 FY06 Phases & Milestones PRODUCTION CONCEPT EVAL SYST DEVEL DEMO DSCP Production CSA Decisions Technical Development AAFES Production Develop Shade Standards Pattern Modifications Develop Specifications Release Supply Request Package (SRP) Intro to Clothing Bag 1FY09 Outer Garment Spec MPD 4FY11 Shirt Approval Intro to AAFES 30 SEP 07 Concept Designs Concept Approval Delivery of DSCP Uniform Poly/Wool Production (10.3 oz) Delivery of DSCP Uniform Production Delivery of AAFES Uniform Production (Current Fabric) Delivery of DSCP Poly/Cotton Shirt Production Delivery of AAFES Officer Uniform Coat Production (10.3 oz) Delivery of AAFES Poly/Cotton Shirt Production Delivery of AAFES Poly/Wool Shirt Production Contract Awards Contract Solicitations/ Mods GFM Solicitation GFM Award Modify Garment Contracts Modify Shirt Contract Fit Test Certify Suppliers
Army Combat Uniform Army Requisitions: - Unit fielding requisitions remain on schedule - AAFES cash sales began Jan 06 - Army National Guard fielding began Mar 06 - Army Reserve requisitions begin in FY07 through KYLOC - The mandatory possession date is May 2008 Hook and Loop Tape Fastener: - Revised Specification A-A-55126B has been completed and uploaded to ASSIST - Incorporates Colorfastness, Shade Consistency, Durability, Extruded Hook, Selvage and Non-selvage Tapes Design Improvements Under Consideration: - Addition of a Pen Pocket in Front Flap Closure - Cargo pocket flap angled corners and closure - Standardize bartack types and thread size
Gen III Status 30 Jun 05 Contract award for field test quantities 31 Jan 06 Completed fielding to 10 th Mtn units deploying to Afghanistan "During Operation Mountain Lion I found myself praying for bad weather, the first time in my military career I was actually begging for a cold front to come through. I knew my Soldiers could handle it and the enemy couldn't. ECWCS allowed my men to out last the enemy on their own terrain. When the enemy was forced out of the mountains due to the bitter cold to take shelter, that's when we got them.“ LTC Christopher Cavoli, Commander, 1-32 IN BN, 10th MTN Full rate production contract solicitation closed; evaluations on-going Award anticipated 1 st quarter FY07
Parachute Update T-11 –Formal Developmental Testing is complete. (249 of 229 jumps) –Operational Testing set to begin in January at Fort Bragg –QPL process begins in November 06 –Fielding is scheduled to begin in mid-2008 MC-6 –Full Rate Production contract awarded April 06 –Spares contract awarded July 06 –Fielding began in April 06
Fire Resistant Clothing Strategy Two phased approach: Near term –Identify end items that offer protection from IED burn injuries for all Soldiers Long Term –Integrated systems approach for Aviation and Mounted Soldiers –Leverage emerging technologies that could be utilized for all Soldiers
Army Aviation Combat Uniform (A2CU) Improved Combat Vehicle Crewmen (iCVC) FR Advanced Combat Uniform –Testing FR alternatives FROG – will leverage USMC under layer recent effort Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE) –Skin out layered system similar to Gen III ECWCS –Focused on Mounted and Air Soldier –Working details of acquisition strategy; solicitation expected Oct 06 Fire Resistant Clothing
Combat Gloves Currently fielding combat glove as part of RFI. – Solicitation closed; evaluation on-going –Contract award anticipated 1 st quarter 07. New effort forthcoming for a cold weather version –Design TBD: one glove or shell and liner are possibilities –Solicitation will be executed through Aberdeen as part of the FREE effort
RFI Evolution “Equip all Soldiers with the best possible equipment, and do it before they deploy” GEN Schoomaker, CSA – Oct 2003 Equipment FY03 15-18 Items Soldiers FY05 - 06 58 Items FY04 49 Items Five new items added for FY07...
RFI Status Approved additions to the Rapid Fielding Initiative for FY07: –Fire Resistant Fleece Jacket and Pant –Fire Resistant Hot Weather Boots –Wool Socks –Strap Cutter –Survival Axe If RFI continues beyond FY07, potential additions are: –Gen III ECWCS –Fire Resistant Equipment Ensemble
FY06 Initiatives 10% review to establish product scope Soldier as a System Performance Baseline –Flame Resistance –NIR –Anti-microbial –Moisture Wicking Communication with Industry –Advance Planning Brief to Industry –Meetings with representatives from AAFA, NTA, and PIA Configuration Management Database –Consolidated, accessible, standardized info
Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment Central Management Overview Ensure Data Standardization Across the Army Create A Central Point Of Contact For All OCIE Stock, Store, Issue, and Redistribution Issues Create A Relationship Between Item Developers/Procurement And Sustainment Create An Organization That Has Total Asset Visibility Of All OCIE Stocks In Multiple Systems Establish An Organization Who Has Control Of OCIE Sustainment Funding And Stockage Objectives Why? Oct 2006Mar 2007Oct 2007Jan 2008 Establish Central Management Office Central Funding Of CM OCIE Total Asset Visibility Right Size Inventory Predictive Stockage Begin controlling stockage and ordering Control redistribution Control expenditures Predict buys more accurately Improve stockage and issue/accountability Much more Accurate Planning and Requirements Determination
What to expect in FY07 Industrial Base Mapping APBI –Target Date –Ideas for sessions?