Richmond, Kentucky, where a neutralization facility
is under construction.
FIRST INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS ACQUISITION
COURSE HELD IN SOUTHWEST ASIA
The Defense Acquisition University trained 18
Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, and
contractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, through the
first Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course to
be held in Southwest Asia. The students, including
some deployed to Afghanistan and Qatar, attended
the week-long course hosted by the 401st Army
Field Support Brigade. The course is part of three
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Workforce
Education, Training, and Career Development pro- The Army is acquiring some 4,000 neighborhood
electric vehicles to replace nontactical vehicles. The
grams—the level II certifications in program man- cars are legal to operate on roads with speed limits
agement and life-cycle logistics and the level III under 35 miles per hour and can go 30 miles on an
certification in contracting. 8-hour charge.
The class included information on acquisition,
supply movement, facilities, and budget that helps
logisticians in theater administer fielding programs, environment. The vehicles will replace nontactical
such as the one for the mine-resistant ambush- vehicles operated primarily on installations.
protected vehicle, to the warfighter effectively. The Army will have to spend some $800,000
Before the classroom instruction, students had to to install the infrastructure needed to charge the
complete 35 hours in online training. vehicles, but Secretary Geren says the 11.5-million
Previously, a student in Southwest Asia would gallons of gasoline saved over the 6-year life of the
travel to Germany to attend the class, costing the 4,000 vehicles will offset the cost.
Department of Defense about $5,000. Having the Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler com-
class in Kuwait saved some $3,000 per student. pany, manufactured the first NEVs. The Army will