Accession Number : ADA326776

Title :   Adaptive Joint Force Packaging.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Steagall, Benny G.

PDF Url : ADA326776

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : As we look to the future, a future of constrained resources, the mandate for interoperability, jointness, and adaptiveness is clear. Adaptive Joint Force Packaging is simply, the blending of packaged joint forces and adapting those forces to specific theater requirements. History has suggested that this is truly not a new concept, rather a concept that has and will require JTF Commanders to adapt joint forces to theater requirements. A few examples include--the 1942 Doolittle raid on Tokyo, Operation Torch in 1943, Operations Neptune/Overlord in 1944, Operation Earnest Will/Prime chance in 1987-1988, and Operation Uphold Democracy in 1994 and recent Atlantic Command Joint Training Exercises. As the United States continues to evolve as a CONUS based power projection nation, the requirements for ships and Amphibious Assault Aircraft Carriers will increase significantly to support joint force packages. The use of such platforms will become less relegated to a single service and will support flexible force packages tailored to specific theater requirements as directed by the respective CINCs.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, *PACKAGING, REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, INTEROPERABILITY, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, CONTAINERS, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, NEPTUNE(PLANET), DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE