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The Royal Logistic Corps has launched a new strategy to ensure it can adapt and react to rapidly changing global and strategic influences so it can support Defence and wider commitments, from today to 2025 and beyond.

Defence is faced with an increasingly uncertain global and strategic outlook. Threats to our nation are complex and dynamic and are proliferating and intensifying rapidly.

The pervasiveness of information and pace of technological change has transformed the commercial sector and is transforming the character of warfare – providing new ways and means to achieve objectives. Defence must also respond to the threat of climate change, future pandemics and natural disasters and play its part in promoting ‘Global Britain’ and UK prosperity.   

New Defence and Army level concepts set out the strategic response to these challenges and opportunities. 

Defence Support underpins this global activity and must do so whilst balancing resilience, effectiveness and efficiency. But maintaining today’s arrangements to support a force that will be persistently engaged, more integrated and operating at greater reach, tempo and more dispersed is not an option. Transformation is required, particularly the need to embrace resilient data-centric technologies and critically, develop a digitally skilled and innovative ‘Whole Force’. 

What is true for Defence Support is true for the Royal Logistic Corps. So the Corps can play its part, the Master General of Logistics, Lt Gen Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE, has launched a new strategy, which will enable The RLC to adjust to the needs of the Army, Defence and the Nation.

The Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond is bold:

A world-class, innovative and adaptable Corps, sustaining continuous activity at home and around the globe.  All underpinned by a people-focussed ethos and the exploitation of data and cutting-edge technology.

The RLC is a unique Corps in terms of size, diversity and experience. It has been at the heart of every major operation the Armed Forces have been involved with since the Corps’ formation in 1993. To achieve the Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond, the Corps’ methods, capabilities and required skills must change, but its mission – what it does – endures: 

The Royal Logistic Corps sustains Army and wider Defence activity, at home and overseas, as a core component of a global, integrated logistic enterprise

Critical to success is the strategy implementation. To achieve this, four objectives have been set, each to be led by a Brigadier. They are: People & Ethos, Exploiting Technology, External Integration and Communication and Influence. To explain this further, The RLC’s Strategy on a page, can be seen below and found on Corps Social Media and on MODNET. The full Strategy paper (less Annexes) is hosted on Defence Connect.

RLC Strategy on a page

MGL says: “The RLC has a huge amount to offer the Nation, not just because of our size, but the diversity, skills and quality of our people. The new strategy will continue to evolve, and I want to hear your ideas, no matter what rank you are. Thank you for your outstanding work so far. I know that together we will continue to make the difference to the Army, Defence and the Nation.”

We Sustain.

To view the full strategy paper (less Annexes), please visit Defence Connect using the following link:

You can view the launch video HERE

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