Accession Number : ADA307498

Title :   Sea Based Logistics in Operational Maneuver from the Sea.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bancroft, Bruce K.

PDF Url : ADA307498

Report Date : 16 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : With the publication of 'Forward . . . From the Sea', the Navy and Marine Corps changed their operational doctrine from seeking worldwide, blue-water superiority to power projection in littoral areas. The Marine Corps expounded its portion of the doctrine as operational maneuver from the sea (OMFTS) stressing the application of firepower and maneuver. Unfortunately, the emphasis on firepower and maneuver within OMFTS has overshadowed combat service support (CSS) concerns. Since OMFTS changes the means of employing combat power, traditional amphibious CSS techniques need to be modified to meet the unique logistic demands of OMFTS. Sea based logistics (SBL) has been proposed as the solution for providing CSS for OMFTS operations. The most prominent feature of SBL is that it supports combat units directly from ships instead of building a logistic infrastructure ashore. Since the use of SBL is constrained by equipment limitations and traditional methods of logistic delivery and packaging, the use of firepower and maneuver as envisioned in OMFTS is not currently possible. SBL is capable of supporting OMFTS in limited situations; however, more emphasis must be directed at finding methods to enhance and expand SBL support for OMFTS.

Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS, *LOGISTICS, *NAVAL RESEARCH, *MANEUVERS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DELIVERY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT SUPPORT, LIMITATIONS, PACKAGING, SUPPORTS, POWER, FIREPOWER, LITTORAL ZONES, DOCTRINE.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE