Accession Number : ADA308684

Title :   Strategic and Operational Logistics Unity of Command.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carrano, Carl J.

PDF Url : ADA308684

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The absence of a single command authority for logistics at the strategic and operational levels breeds chronic problems in projecting the power of the national support base into a theater of operations. This study puts forth a proposal to reengineer the DOD logistics system using Joint Pub 4-0 as the authoritative doctrinal basis for the establishment of a single command authority for logistics. The paper argues that history establishes the precedent, while the current environment provides the impetus for the establishment of a National Provider and Joint Theater Logistics Commands to serve as the nexus for strategic and operational logistics planning and execution. It is based on briefings and lectures from senior officials In the Department of Defense as well as current and traditional sources to examine how best to organize the DOD logistics system to succeed in the twenty first century.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LOGISTICS, MILITARY PLANNING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE