Accession Number : ADA307293

Title :   The History and Significance of Military Packaging.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1941-1992,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Maloney, Joseph C., Jr

PDF Url : ADA307293

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This work deals with the logistics doctrine of military packaging. Military packaging came about because military planners overlooked the need to protect materiel from the storage and transportation stresses first encountered during World War II. These experiences led the War and Navy Departments to maintain cadres of expertise in this emerging technology, and to establish a training school for teaching military packaging materials and processes. This work examines why military packaging exists, and why we need not continue to repeat the lessons of history, over and over, in the name of short-term savings.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LESSONS LEARNED, *MILITARY EQUIPMENT, *PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, *PACKAGING, STRESSES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT READINESS, MATERIALS, SHORT RANGE(TIME), MISSIONS, MILITARY TRAINING, STORAGE, MILITARY PLANNING, SAVINGS, MILITARY TRANSPORTATION.

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE