Accession Number : ADA295398

Title :   An Analysis of Movement of 40 Foot Containers In a Theater of Operations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Brown, David K.

PDF Url : ADA295398

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the United States Army doctrine regarding the movement of 40 foot containers in a contingency theater of operations. This thesis provides an overview of past challenges presented when shipping 40 foot containers to military operations, as well as current force development trends that are applicable to the movement of 40 foot containers. It examines the effects of employing 40 foot containers on the tactical maneuver units as well as the combat service support and transportation corps functions. Various options are presented regarding the desired locations to ship 40 foot containers, examining the tradeoffs inherent in each option as they pertain to tactical and operational mission accomplishment of combat and combat service support units.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, *CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), LOGISTICS SUPPORT, TRANSPORTATION, POLICIES, EMERGENCIES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT SUPPORT, THESES, MISSIONS, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, PATTERNS, MANEUVERS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, ARMY, ARMY OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Marine Engineering
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE