The head of Army Materiel Command said that the service is drafting plans to expand its prepositioned sets of combat equipment in Europe and the Pacific to better prepare for future conflict.
‘I am responsible for maintaining the Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS),’ said Gen. ‘Gus‘Perna, head of Army Materiel Command.’As of right now, I am actually building an additional set that I have been directed to build‘ for the European theater. ‘We are already working on ways to expand APS out in the Pacific.‘
The Army positions sets of APS around the world so brigade combat teams and other units can deploy rapidly and draw new combat equipment from them.
An Army program in which equipment sets are stored around the globe for use when a combatant commander requires additional capabilities.
※brigade combat team:
BCT, the basic deployable unit of maneuver in the U.S. Army.
A brigade combat team consists of one combat arms branch maneuver brigade, and its assigned support and fire units.