Accession Number : AD1001693

Title :   How the Department of Transportation Supports the DOD

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Army Logistics University Fort Lee

Personal Author(s) : Mars,Harry IV

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Report Date : 09 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is a diverse organization that creates the regulations that ensure our nation s transportation networks are safe and efficient and support the movement of commerce. In addition to its core domestic mission of safety, the DOT is capable of supporting the Department of Defense (DOD) across maritime, air, and land domains during contingency and war operations. Understanding and leveraging the DOT s capabilities in support of our nation s defense is consistent with the whole-of-government approach outlined in the 2015 National SecurityStrategy. This approach stresses the need for our nation s collective interagency and intergovernmental organizations to leverage each other s capabilities to solve complex national problems.This article specifically examines the DOT s background and structure, support to the DOD during contingency operations, and its special military-to-civilian transition programs. Overall, the DOT is a tremendous enabler in supporting our nation s defense and national interests.

Descriptors :   Department of Defense , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , transportation , cargo

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE