Accession Number : ADA312178

Title :   Operational Sustainment - A Means, Ways and Ends Paradigm Governing Joint Military Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Belanger, Van-George R.

PDF Url : ADA312178

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The impact of operational sustainment on campaigns/major operations in a semi-austere theater of operations is examined. A paradigm is developed for examining operational sustainment as an essential and critical part of operational art. In the paradigm, operational sustainment is defined as applying the logistical means available in particular ways while minimizing risks to achieve desired ends. The operational sustainment paradigm is proposed as a useful model for examining campaigns and major operations in terms of a critical operational function.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, FUNCTIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LOGISTICS, MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE