Accession Number : ADA326887

Title :   Mobility Requirements Studies: Time for a New Approach.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Tom E.

PDF Url : ADA326887

Report Date : 28 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : This study examines the Department of Defense mobility requirements study process. The thesis of the study is that while past efforts at mobility requirements determination have provided needed answers, the existing process must be revised to provide more timely and more accurate results. Mobility requirements studies are used by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff; and the Services to determine strategic lift requirements in terms of pre-positioning, sealift, airlift, and intratheater lift. The study analyzes data input, simulation models, and the processes used to conduct the Mobility Requirements Study and the Mobility Requirements Study Bottom-Up Review Update. The study concludes that the adoption of specific suggested changes to the current process will result in faster and more accurate results.

Descriptors :   *MOBILITY, *MARINE TRANSPORTATION, *AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, THREAT EVALUATION, WAR GAMES, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS).

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE