Accession Number : ADA312172

Title :   Theater Logistics: Should there be a Joint Support Command.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Benfer, Dennis E.

PDF Url : ADA312172

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Commanders of joint task force (JTF) operations have established ad hoc Joint Task Force Support Command (JTFSC) headquarters to coordinate and integrate the theater's logistics requirements. Commanders formed a JTFSC because there is no small fully capable theater logistics command and control organization in the active force. Untrained augmentees from Service component commands fill staff positions in these ad hoc JTFSC headquarters. The lack of knowledge on joint and multinational operations results in duplication of effort and an undisciplined logistics system. This paper discusses the problems encountered in forming ad hoc JTFSC headquarters; analyzes three concepts for establishing an improved JTFSC; and concludes by recommending that a standing JTFSC headquarters to support the combatant commander.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, TASK FORCES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE