1. DISCOM Mission.
a. The DISCOM provides advice to he division commander and his staff on matters pertaining
to tactical sustainment operations. Specifically, this consists of:
(1) Stock control, receipt, storage, and distribution of all classes of supply.
(2) Intermediate direct support maintenance (IDSM) and backup unit maintenance support
for divisional units.
(4) Division-level health service support.
(5) Water purification and distribution.
(6) Clothing exchange, bath, and mortuary affairs services when augmented.
(7) A limited capability to transport division reserve supplies.
(8) Automatic data processing support for logistics and personnel functions of supported
(9) Planning, coordinating, and supervising rear operations activities in its assigned area of
(10) Logistics interface and coordination with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
and other allied units when the division is employed out of sector.
b. The DISCOM provides tactical sustainment on a unit-support, area-support, or a task-support
(1) Unit support is support is furnished to a designated unit or group of units. The forward
support battalion's (FSB) support of a maneuver brigade is an example of this.
(2) Area support is support furnished to all the units located or passing through a given
geographical area. The FSB medical company's support to the brigade support area (BSA) is an
example of this.
(3) Task support is support furnished by allocating a specific type and amount of a support
unit's capability to a supported unit for a certain period of time.