Accession Number : ADA326577

Title :   What's for Dinner? The Army's Plan for Feeding the Force Beyond the Year 2000.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : McNeil, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA326577

Report Date : 01 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Is the Army's plan for feeding the force beyond the year 2000 viable and adequate? In the 21st century, food will become a precious commodity. One that will need to be safeguarded and managed carefully. In order to deal with this dilemma, the Army will need to develop new food initiatives and policies on how to procure, manage, equip and distribute its food supply. This type of managerial oversight must be sustained from the marketplace until the food reaches the customer (soldiers) in the field. The development of new ways to preserve, prepare, store, and deliver food on and off the battlefield is on the horizon. The principles of focused logistics will be used to enable the logistician to provide the battlespace commander the right meal, at the right place, at the right time.

Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL, *MEALS, *FEEDING, MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, SUPPLIES, FOOD, LOGISTICS PLANNING, COMMODITIES, ARMY PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE