Accession Number : ADA307426

Title :   Operational Logistics: Lessons from the Inchon Landing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Sheehan, Edward W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA307426

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Although there has been criticism of logistical efforts during the early phase of the Korean war, there has been no distinction made between logistics at the strategic, operational, or tactical levels. An analysis of Operation Chromite, the amphibious landing at Inchon, reveals that logistical shortcomings were primarily at the strategic level, while successful efforts at the operational level helped overcome strategic deficiencies. An assessment of efforts to prepare the logistics battlefield, organize the logistics force, source the resources, create logistics flexibility, provide the commander's intent, and define the logistics focus of effort demonstrate that operational logistics was a key enabler in Operation Chromite. This analysis leads to several operational lessons learned that, as resources become more scarce, become even more critical. These lessons should be kept in the forefront by logisticians during the planning and execution of campaigns and operations.

Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, BATTLEFIELDS, STRATEGIC WARFARE, KOREA.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE