Accession Number : ADA307765

Title :   Logistic Plan Review Criteria for the Operational Level of War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Wheelock, Kevin R.

PDF Url : ADA307765

Report Date : 06 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Joint Doctrine does not provide the combatant commander with a set of review criteria for the logistic plan. If the logistic plan does not support the operation plan, the operation may not succeed. This paper develops the Logistic Plan Review Criteria, a bank of five questions rooted in the Principles of Logistics. The Logistic Plan Review Criteria establish an agenda for the combatant commander and his logistician to evaluate the logistic plan. The combatant commander will have more confidence with a military operation if he can evaluate the logistic plan against its own set of review criteria separate from the Operation Plan Review Criteria. The Logistic Plan Review Criteria have four unique characteristics. They (a) define the limits of the logistic system, (b) allow information to be managed by exception, (c) fill the void between the Principles of Logistics and the logistic checklists, and (d) have universal application to all of the military services. The five Logistic Plan Review Criteria address (a) responsiveness, (b) sustainability, (c) logistic culminating points, (d) risks and (e) ability to react to an unplanned contingency.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, LOGISTICS, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE