Accession Number : ADA181419

Title :   Logistics Planning Role in Combat Support Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Joseph D

PDF Url : ADA181419

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The purpose of the report proves the role of logistics planning as a combat support function establish the need for logistics planning doctrine. Logistics planning is provided for by Air Force regulations and is used throughout the Air Force. However, logitistics planning is utilized differently by the various commands because there is no Air Force doctrine to standardize the subject. Disparity in logistics planning leads to inefficient combat support. The following four factors of modern warfare require that Air Force logistics planning be based on common and sound doctrine: 1) Continuous nature of war and dwindling resources demand continuous and more efficient logistics planning. 2) Necessity of joint forces capability adds complexity to logistics planning. 3) The capability of enemy and friendly forces to strike deeply requires different logistics planning than before. 4) Space adds a dimension for the military that has not bee addressed by logistics planning.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE PLANNING, LOGISTICS, COMBAT SUPPORT, EFFICIENCY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, REGULATIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, DOCTRINE, WARFARE

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE