Accession Number : ADA299544

Title :   Command and Control of Army Prepositioned Afloat During an Amphibious Reinforcement Operation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Newport, James H.

PDF Url : ADA299544

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : This study investigates two command and control options a Joint Force Commander (JFC) might use to employ an Army Prepositional Afloat (APA) combat brigade during a reinforcement of an amphibious assault. This study explores a scenario which uses the amphibious enabling capability of the USN/USMC to establish a lodgement and a USMC Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) operation to rapidly expand that lodgement to facilitate an Army Prepositioning Afloat heavy bridge. Joint doctrine and service specific doctrine was reviewed to ascertain compatibility for conducting USN, USMC, and USA afloat prepositioning operations. Both a Usn/usmc doctrinal initiative (Tactical Memorandum) on MPF Command and Control, and USA draft doctrine for Army Prepositioned Afloat were used during the evaluation.

Descriptors :   *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, REPLENISHMENT, AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIPS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE