Accession Number : ADA316992

Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Strategic Mobility.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA316992

Report Date : 15 AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The report responds to DoD's awareness that getting men and materials to the theater expeditiously and efficiently is critical to winning any type of armed conflict. In developing their recommendations, the Task Force: Engaged in a broad review of strategic mobility, including a range of coalition scenarios; Assessed how to minimize the 'footprint' of deployed forces; Assessed organizational responsibilities, especially on the 'seam' between two organizations; Assessed the process of flowing strategic mobility resources in Support of a deployment; Assessed the deployment planning and execution process, infrastructure, and information needs; Assessed the strategic mobility resource activation process, including reserve call-up; Assessed resources needed and planned to move forces, Support and sustainment; Assessed the Survivability and Protection of forces deploying to, and in-theater The Task Force concluded that efforts should be focused on five major areas: (1) Shaping the force for rapid response -- minimize the deployed footprint ashore; (2) Improving the deployment architecture, planning, infrastructure and flow; (3) Improving information system support for deployment planning and execution; (4) Improving the protection of the forces entering the theater; and (5) Improving lift and prepositioning capabilities.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *DEPLOYMENT, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *TASK FORCES, *MILITARY PLANNING, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SCENARIOS, QUICK REACTION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, SURVIVABILITY, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, PROTECTION, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ARCHITECTURE, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, AWARENESS, INFORMATION SCIENCES, LIMITED WARFARE, INFRASTRUCTURE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE