The United States Army Logistics Corps (USALC) is under a severe financial strain, which means it will soon be forced to lay off staff and shut down some logistics sites across the country.
The USALC has been forced to close the operations of many of its logistics sites after being hit by a massive federal funding cut in 2016.
USALCs operations have been put under a “permanent budget” which will allow it to run the site by 2019.
A recent report by the Army said it had reduced the size of its facilities in several locations due to the budget cut.
But the cuts are already affecting the Army’s ability to manage its operations.
In 2016, the Army announced it would cut 4,000 jobs from its facilities across the US.
As a result, there are currently no full-time, dedicated, or backup personnel in the USALCs logistics and logistics systems, according to a 2016 Army report.
“The Army has been working to ensure it can maintain the ability to support the mission,” USALCS spokesperson Chris Buehler told Fox News.
Buehler said the US military was also looking at other options for staffing and operations.
“We are evaluating the capabilities of our current staff, our contingency plans, and the readiness of our operations,” he said.
At the same time, the US Military Academy and the US Air Force Academy are considering hiring a team of veteran military personnel to assist with the closure of some logistics operations.
The Pentagon has not provided details on the size and timeline of the cuts, which could be years in the making.
According to the report by Fox News, the cuts have already affected USALcs operations in several areas.
“One of the most significant changes in the operations in the last few years is the impact of the 2017 sequestration on the Army, the military, and other critical military functions,” the US Army said in its 2016 report.
“This impact is manifest in the continued reduction of the US Department of Defense’s workforce by 5.4 percent, or nearly one-third of the total US Army workforce, as well as the continuing reduction in the Army by 5 percent in 2017, and an additional reduction of nearly one percent in 2018.”
The Army is expected to layoff up to 1,000 employees and shut some sites down.
Although the cuts could take years to complete, Buehl said the Army would be able to maintain its operations in some areas by 2019 at the earliest.
“If the Army were to take all the personnel that are currently working at USALs facilities and shut them down, they would be ready for a fully staffed facility in 2019, or 2021,” he told Fox.
Fox News’ Lauren McGaughy contributed to this report.