Accession Number : ADA308817

Title :   Jointness in the Army and Marine Corps Prepositioned Maintenance Afloat Program.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Maschek, Randall P.

PDF Url : ADA308817

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Marine Corps and the Army each currently operate a separate maintenance facility to service their heavy equipment and supplies that are strategically prepositioned on ships afloat around the world. In this time of a declining defense budget, many defense critics advocate that, the Department of Defense (DOD) does not need two completely separate maintenance prepositioning afloat programs, each run independently by their respective service. There are efficiencies and dollars to be saved by having one designated proponent in charge and possibly one location for the maintenance of prepositioned stocks afloat. This paper will examine Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) of the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) program of the Marine Corps and the Army Prepositioned Afloat (APA) program.

Descriptors :   *FLOATING BASES, *ARMY EQUIPMENT, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, MILITARY SUPPLIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY BUDGETS, REPAIR SHOPS, PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS).

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE