Accession Number : ADA328236

Title :   Operational Considerations for Employing Army Pre-Positioned Afloat (APA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Hal M.

PDF Url : ADA328236

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : This paper considers the key, time-sensitive operational decisions that the supported commander must make early in the planning phase of APA operations. The supported commander must determine the APA force module to employ, designate the theater of operations, and establish the structure for the operational functions of C2, protection, and logistics. These key decisions represent the decisive points that facilitate successful APA employment. Operation Vigilant Warrior (OVW) is used to facilitate an assessment of the importance of these operational decision. As our most recent operational experience in deploying APA assets under crises conditions, OVW provides a superb example of the impact that these critical decisions have on mission success.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *PREPOSITIONING(LOGISTICS), MILITARY OPERATIONS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, PLANNING, LOGISTICS PLANNING, RAPID DEPLOYMENT.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE