Accession Number : ADA326469

Title :   Understanding the Application of the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP).

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Russell, David W.

PDF Url : ADA326469

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The U.S. Army has commercially contracted for logistics and engineering support almost since its existence. LOGCAP is the Army's current method of out sourcing for selected combat support and combat service support (CS and CSS) to meet the needs of warfighting commanders. The major difference between LOGCAP and previous commercial contract support is that LOGCAP uses an umbrella concept to obtain a wide range of support under one contract. For the first time in Army history, this type of support is centralized at the Army level for management and execution. LOGCAP is another tool available to the warfighting commander to fill requirements that can not be supported by available forces or wartime host nation support (WHNS). Since the first LOGCAP umbrella contract was awarded in 1992, it has been executed on numerous Army operations, ranging from Somalia to Bosnia. During each operation, success only came after commanders in the theater tackled a steep learning curve by completing on the job training. How can we get the most out of this program without experiencing the same problems each time the program is executed? This paper will explore existing LOGCAP issues for the purpose of getting a better understanding of the program and future actions that are necessary to increase efficiency.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, JOB TRAINING, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, COMBAT READINESS, COMBAT SUPPORT, SOMALIA, BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA, BATTLE MANAGEMENT, PEACEKEEPING, OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE