Accession Number : AD0824476

Title :   LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, 501ST FIELD DEPOT.

Descriptive Note : Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Jul 1967.

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Report Date : 06 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Commanders recommendations: (1) In an effort to alleviate the problem of a near 100% turnover of personnel in any one unit during a short span of time, such as happened to the 596th QM Co, this organization is making inter-unit transfers of personnel with varying DEROS where and when possible. (2) That high level assistance be applied to create initial and continuous coordination between the ETO, Transportation, and Commissary to regulate arrival of ETO trucks as required. (3) That this command be notified, giving the ASL and/or PLL of new units programmed to arrive in-country, sufficiently in advance of the units arrival date, minimum 90 days, in order that the depot will have time to establish supply support. (4) That during the initial planning phase of all future construction projects, such as the Camp Friendship Cold Storage Facility, a detail study of all personnel and equipment to operate the facility be made. This would allow sufficient time to procure the additional personnel and equipment, to be on hand to coincide with completion date of the project. (5) That more DAC personnel be hired to lend more continuity in the supply operation to off set the fast turnover of military personnel. (6) Security measures for the depot supplies i.e., fencing, lighting, etc, are very poor or non-existence. Recommend that the work orders submitted be given top priority and command emphasis for completion at the earliest possible date. With millions of dollars worth of inventory on hand this project is a must.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS, THAILAND, MILITARY PERSONNEL, INVENTORY CONTROL, MAINTENANCE, ARMY OPERATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY RATIONS, FUELS, STORAGE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE