Accession Number : AD1047902


Title :   Military Sealift Command's Combat Logistics Force in Contested Environments


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT United States


Personal Author(s) : Kutkiewicz,Todd R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1047902.pdf


Report Date : 12 May 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : A shift from operating uncontested to contested in the maritime domain has identified deficiencies in the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) Combat Logistics Force (CLF) ships ability to tactically operate. This places the fleet at risk of detection and targeting by the adversary. Military Detachments (MILDET) which were responsible for the tactical operations and communications are no longer billeted aboard CLF ships and there are not enough qualified Civilian Mariners (CIVMAR) billeted in these roles to meet the same level of operational proficiency. To meet the challenges required to operate effectively and tactically integrate with the U.S. Navy in contested environments, MSC must re-employ active duty MILDETs aboard the CLF ships.


Descriptors :   SEALIFT OPERATIONS , NAVAL LOGISTICS , navy , MILITARY RESERVES , MILITARY PERSONNEL


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE