Accession Number : ADA308987

Title :   Improving Our Strategic Mobility Posture for the XXI Century.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dille, Mark W.

PDF Url : ADA308987

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : After 30 years of decline, our military strategic mobility modernization program, beginning in 1995 and going through 2001, will allow the Armed Forces to accomplish their National Security and Military Strategies. The purpose of the paper is to provide the reader a clear understanding of the required commitment by our Nation's leaders, both civilian and military, to the strategic mobility modernization program. This paper examines the strengths, weaknesses, and makes improvement recommendations for the strategic mobility triad of airlift, sealift, and prepositioning of equipment. The paper will review the two critical DOD mobility studies that provided the mobility requirements for the year 2001: the 1992 Mobility Requirements Study (MRS) and the 1995 Mobility Requirements Study, Bottom-Up Review Update (MRS BURU). The paper concludes with the 'bottom line' fact that to remain a global power-projection military our leadership must keep MRS BURU requirements a top funding priority.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *MILITARY STRATEGY, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, LEADERSHIP, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, POSTURE(GENERAL), MILITARY MODERNIZATION, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE