With its headquarters element in Albany, under the command of Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, Logistics Command provides customized strategic and operational logistical support to the Marine Corps.
Logistics Command is at the heart of Marine Corps logistics. It provides worldwide, integrated logistics/supply chain and distribution management, strategic prepositioning of materiel and depot-level maintenance management. Logistics Command's ability to transition focus to the changing needs of the warfighter while maintaining core competencies has established it as a world-class logistics organization.
Logistics Command is comprised of four subordinate commands. Two are the Department of Defense's premier multi-commodity maintenance centers — Maintenance Center Albany, located in Albany, Ga., and Maintenance Center Barstow, located in Barstow, Calif. Both maintenance centers provide depot-level repair and refurbishment of ground combat and combat support equipment.
Blount Island Command, located in Jacksonville, Fla., is the hub of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program and a key enabler to the expeditionary forces. BICMD is a strategic asset for the Marine Corps, providing technical assistance to Marine Expeditionary Force commanders for all aspects of planning, deployment and sustainment of prepositioned assets, allowing flexibility and directly supporting power projection during a crisis anywhere in the world. Access to a large industrial base and Navy support structure provides an advantage not readily available to other sites. The private slipway with five large vessel berths, just seven miles from the St. John's River outlet, presents an excellent site for offloading of the three Maritime Prepositioned Ship Squadrons and other ships carrying retrograde equipment. This program also includes the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway.
The fourth subordinate command is Marine Corps Logistics Command (Forward), Afghanistan. Marine Corps Logistics Comand (Forward) exercises command and control over all Logistics Command programs, resources, and personnel in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to provide effective and economical operational-level logistics in support of and attached to the commander, Marine Forces Central Command.
Logistics Command takes significant pride in being the effective logistics service broker by providing logistics solutions and integration, and provides services, knowledge management, logistics operations opportunities, maintenance, performance and distribution management. Utilizing forward-deployed support teams at the Marine Forces, Marine Expeditionary Forces, and Marine Corps Systems Command, Logistics Command becomes more familiar with the warfighters' issues and concerns, providing customized logistics solutions for their unique needs. Logistics Command has deployed logistics personnel worldwide to relieve the logistics burden of the warfighters: Remain Behind Equipment maintenance; equipment receipt and distribution; Consolidated Issue Facilities, Reparable Issue Points and Corrosion Rehabilitation Facilities.
Logistics Command personnel form an enterprise workforce that has the single focus of "Providing Logistics Solutions for the Warfighter."