Working with the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation, we recently concluded a strategic consulting engagement in support of a Department of Defense client that provides commercially available products to military units. Our client needed to understand how the ongoing withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan would affect its ability to operate. We conducted an independent review of the policies, regulations, and laws that give our client the authorities to perform its mission. Our approach - which involved structured interviews with internal and external stakeholders and a gap analysis to align anticipated resources with capabilities - considered if and how those authorities may change in a post-Afghanistan defense environment. Our recommendations were candid; they will allow our client to navigate bureaucratic uncertainty and continue providing valuable services to units with urgent needs.