Accession Number : ADA331170

Title :   Meeting the U.S. Army's Service Component Command (ASCC) Requirements for Peace Enforcement Operations,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Bryant Jr, Albert

PDF Url : ADA331170

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : This paper examines the role of the Army Service Component Command (ASCC) in providing operational and strategic sustainment support for Army forces conducting peace enforcement operations. Specifically, it seeks to identify the factors and issues the geographic Commanders-in-Chief (CINCs) should consider when addressing the role and composition of an ASCC as part of his organization of the theater of operations. The study reviews those conditions that define peace enforcement sustainment requirements and examines Joint and Army logistical doctrine to identify the options available to a ClNC for organizing the theater sustainment campaign and the ASCC. Recent U.S. peace enforcement operations in Somalia and in Bosnia serve to illustrate ASCC operations in peace enforcement and help to assess the effectiveness of the organizational and support techniques employed there. Supported by the review of doctrine and the assessment of important recent operations this study concluded that the manner in which a CINC addresses theater sustainment operations is of vital importance for Army forces committed to peace enforcement operations.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, STRATEGY, PEACETIME, ARMY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE