In every military battle the most important component behind the scene is sustainment. Sustainment units ensured the availability of various classes of supplies ranging from: ammunition, force protection equipment, food, clothing, and other mission essential supplies and equipment for our operating units. It also ensured that our wounded were treated accordingly and machines and other equipment used during the crisis were kept in good shape.
The service rendered by our combat medics and surgeons was noteworthy. They were located in areas that were in close proximity to the engaged troops. With their help, a triage was established to classify patients according to the severity of their injuries. They attended to troopers whose casualties were most in need of critical care. The immediate care which they received, helped ensure the survivability of the wounded. Those in need of further treatment were evacuated to the appropriate medical facilities. Troops suffering from minor wounds voiced out their desire to return to their units and rejoin their comrades and buddies in the fight.
Our coordination and partnership with volunteer medical professionals, and private hospitals in the nearby cities, towns, and municipalities paved the way for the treatment of our other wounded personnel. This partnership with the private hospitals led to the arrest of some wounded enemy fighters who escaped the fighting in the City of Marawi.
Our effective and outstanding sustainment enabled the fighting forces in Marawi City to maintain the offensive stance against the enemy leading to their eventual defeat, and the liberation of the City of Marawi.
More details are explained in the book MARAWI AND BEYOND: The JTF Marawi Story. For inquiries, send email to [email protected].