Accession Number : ADA312208

Title :   The Maritime Prepositioning Programs; Combatant Commander's Force Equalizer and Logistical Lifeblood.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Martin, Joseph, Jr

PDF Url : ADA312208

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : This monograph explains why the maritime prepositioning programs (MPPs) are required to support forward presence, deterrence, and force projection missions of the Joint Force Commander (JFC). It describes the Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) and Army's Prepositioning Afloat (APA) Programs as national strategic assets available to combatant commanders to prosecute military operations and military operations other than war (MOOTW). The MPPs have proven their strategic and operational importance in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Restore Hope, and Vigilant Warrior. Since the service component experienced delays in MPP reconstitution efforts after Operations Desert Storm and Restore Hope, the JFC should be responsible for MPP reconstitution operations. His involvement in the reconstitution effort is important to ensure these strategic assets are rapidly regenerated and available to prosecute a second major regional contingency, if required.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, IRAQ, KUWAIT, EMERGENCIES, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE