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25 FEB 1991
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 4000.6
Subj: Engineering Logistics Steering Committee Charter
PURPOSE. To publish the charter by which the Engineering Logistics Steering Committee
(ELSC) will function.
BACKGROUND. In 1988, a Logistics Steering Committee was convened to address logistics
issues such as Configuration Management, Centralized Shipboard Supply and Mandatory
Allowances. The work of the Committee resulted in a decision by the Chief of Staff to
implement these programs. The need to reconstitute the Committee with an official charter
arose during the FY 1992 Issues. The Commandant's FY 1992 Determinations directed that a
charter be prepared for a Logistics Steering Committee.
The Coast Guard defines logistics as: A generic term which encompasses all those
support activities associated with developing, acquiring, testing, and sustaining the
mission effectiveness of operating assets throughout their service lives. The overall
objective is to provide the right persons, things, and information, at the right time, at the
right place and at a reasonable cost.