Aerospace Sustainment Directorate receives the L-A-M-P trophy
By Alex R. Lloyd, Ogden Air Logistics Complex
/ Published June 25, 2019
The Logistics Airmen Mastering Possibilities, or L-A-M-P, Award is on the move this month. The most recent recipient is the Ogden Air Logistics Complex’s Aerospace Sustainment Directorate.
The award was established in January and includes an accompanying trophy to recognize the Ogden ALC’s most deserving unit and is presented each month by the complex’s commander or vice director.
With the support and vision of Maj. Gen. Stacey Hawkins, Ogden ALC commander, the ASD revitalized its office in June 2018 under the leadership of Catherine L. Barker.
The small cadre of six team members are leading the way on several strategic initiatives to include drafting long-range planning guidance for exchangeables and public private partnerships along with modification-based depot workloads, establishing enterprise crosstalks, tackling process gaps with support equipment management and aligning the enterprise to achieve Department of Defense and Air Force objectives.
The directorate also spearheaded a Joint Requirements Working Group for F-35 commodities in collaboration with the Air Force Sustainment Center, Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office to develop a deliberate, standard, and repeatable forecasting collaboration process to ensure supportable, and executable workload.
In order to address planning gaps, the directorate stood up weapon-system specific enterprise crosstalks for A-10, C-130, F-16, F-22, F-35 and T-38 weapon systems to discuss short-term production constraints, workarounds, and long-term get-well plans.
In September 2018, the Secretary of Defense published a memorandum establishing a goal to reach mission capability rates of 80 percent on specific Air Force aircraft to include the F-16, which the Ogden ALC performs depot-level maintenance on.
As a result, the directorate integrated F-16 surge initiatives among different organizations under one enterprise forum to align activities in a synchronized fashion that within six months beat Pentagon expectations with a 30,000-40,000 hour reduction in mission incomplete, awaiting parts, or MICAP, time and a 10.6 percent non-mission capable supply rate.
The Aerospace Sustainment Directorate serves the enterprise by identifying systemic supportability challenges, evaluating policy and process gaps, and horizontally integrating stakeholders.
Through horizontal integration, standardization, optimization and problem resolution across program management and product support, public private partnerships, depot operations and supply chain the directorate is the bridge that links the enterprise together to achieve Air Force readiness.