Accession Number : ADA309031

Title :   Command and Control of Theater Seaports.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gula, Richard S.

PDF Url : ADA309031

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The evolution in U.S. National Military Strategy (NMS) with its increasing emphasis on power projection, coupled with the introduction of the combat brigade in the afloat pre-positioned stocks of the Army, has fostered new challenge in determining command and control of theater seaports. This study explores seaport operations in recent military contingencies, the significance of water terminals, ambiguous joint doctrine and the related application of the principles of war and logistics. The author argues for a single, continuous seaport operator, recommends changes to joint doctrine, and proposes that the Army be designated the Executive Agent for the Department of Defense for theater seaport strategy.

Descriptors :   *CONTROL, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PORTS(FACILITIES), WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, POWER, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), HARBORS, PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS).

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE