Accession Number : ADA325111

Title :   Sea-Based Logistics: A Concept Just Over-the-Horizon.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Stokes, Goeffery W.

PDF Url : ADA325111

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Deployed operating forces are dependent on the accurate determination of logistical requirements, consistent sustainment, and timely distribution of necessary resources within a theater. Specifically within an immature theater, the existing logistical infrastructure is usually poor at best, with little to no host nation support capability available. Consequently, most logistical resources must be brought into theater, contributing to chaotic influences that effect establishing the initial support infrastructure. As a result, basing logistical resources at sea makes logical sense. The logistical infrastructure for small Operations and the initial resources for major operations, could be advanced based or moved into position outside most nation state's seas prior to the arrival of operating forces. Sea-based logistical resources can enhance the immature theater sustainment process, by providing platforms that are self-sustainable, relocatable, and neither dependent on overflight or basing rights, or permission for access. Consequently, sea-based logistics will be able to improve an operational commander's choices early-on, by providing quickly attainable, flexible, and responsive sustainment in support of operational movement and maneuver.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL VESSELS, *LOGISTICS, DISTRIBUTION, ACCURACY, MANEUVERS, TIMELINESS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, DETERMINATION, SEA BASED, OVERFLIGHT, INFRASTRUCTURE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE