Logistics has always been a critically important part of military power. But it is also, frankly, boring. There is no sizzle and little glory in moving supplies. It has always been this way. But great masters of strategy have always known the importance of transport.
Here is the way Winston Churchill put it: “Victory is the beautiful, bright-colored flower. Transport is the stem without which it could never have blossomed.”
The US DoD operates an incredibly advanced modern logistics program, it is arguably the best in the world. But it is in continuous need of innovation. Here is what DoD wants from US industry: