Accession Number : ADA312202

Title :   Mobile Offshore Bases (MOB) Operational Implications for the CINC or JTF Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Nixon, R. M.

PDF Url : ADA312202

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The Mobile Offshore Base (MOB) is the force enhancer for tomorrow's CINC or JTF Commander. A smaller U.S. military has resulted in a reduced presence around the globe. Proper operational application of a MOB results in the ability to respond to crisis situations more rapidly and powerfully. The introduction of MOBs enable regions of the globe that have traditionally possessed a continuous presence of U.S. naval power to continue to receive such presence. A MOB has a useful service life in an AOR of 40 years, on par with other naval assists. A MOB provides the CINC with a turn-key JTF platform able to support a wide range of operational taskings from humanitarian assistance operations to power projection fires. The MOB is the transitional bridge in the application of future technology and enables a CINC to influence a region. This paper is but the first step in defining the operational applications a MOB offers. Do not become blinded by visions of an oil derrick; see the operational capabilities.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MOBILE, *OFFSHORE, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), TRANSITIONS, POWER, FIRES, RANGE(EXTREMES), BRIDGES, SMART WEAPONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE