Faces of the Force

Faces of the Force

Soldier uses radio frequency technology to track Army shipments worldwide   By Teresa Mikulsky Purcell   FOTF: What do you do in the Army? LEONARD: I recently returned from Afghanistan, where I was responsible for logistical tracking of all Army shipments in and out of the war theater, including Southwest Asia. I managed 221 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) read sites and 477 write sites. RFID tags are powered sensors that are attached to Army shipments, allowing us to track items as they transit through the Defense Transportation System. We have the ability to “write” data on the tags, telling us what the containers hold, and “read” (or scan) them at […]