Accession Number : ADA263864

Title :   Who Should Comand/Control Theater Army Maintenance in an Immature Theater?

Descriptive Note : Project study rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Warnement, Jerry J. ; Brown, John

Report Date : 15 APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : There is no clear doctrine for command and control of Echelon Above Corps (EAC) level maintenance in an immature theater. This point became clear during Desert Shield/Storm when civilian contractors, depot employees, reserve and national guard soldiers and essential installation maintenance technicians entered the Kuwait Theater of Operation (KTO) without an in-theater command structure. It also became clear during Desert Shield/Storm that there is no transition to war program which coordinates all EAC maintenance units in peacetime and permits a rapid, logical transition to war. Without clear doctrine and an operational transition to war program, resources are wasted every time the Army sets up EAC level maintenance operations. This paper proposes a clear command and control structure for maintenance operations in an immature theater and outlines an organizational partnership to facilitate a rapid transition from peace to conflict.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MAINTENANCE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ARMY, CONFLICT, CONTRACTORS, CONTROL, COORDINATES, DOCTRINE, INSTALLATION, KUWAIT, NATIONAL GUARD, OPERATION, PEACETIME, RESOURCES, STRUCTURES, TECHNICIANS, TIME, TRANSITIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE