The following is a release from Summer Barkley and the U.S. Army:
A joint venture between 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Army Sustainment Command and 401st Army Field Support Brigade that began in March 2014 continues today. The mission, known as Task Force Jesup, centers on establishing an accountability trail for $2.2 billion worth of equipment ‘lost’ in Afghanistan from 2006 to 2015.
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Named after Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup, known as the ‘Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps’, the task force, based at Bagram Airfield, combs through records to reconstruct the various property transactions for thousands of pieces of equipment ranging in size from hand-held items to mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles with curb weights of more than 20 tons. While it may be easy to lose small items, it’s more difficult to understand how an Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) can be lost. The answer is it was never really lost, but misplaced.
“Task Force Jesup is the reconciliation of efforts for property management in the CJOA-A (Combined Joint Operations Area-Afghanistan),” said Gloria D. Blake, Theater Provided Equipment-Afghanistan Program Manager.
Blake said Task Force Jesup provides ‘a centralized and synchronized property …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life