Accession Number : ADA215587


Title :   The Role of Army Railroading at the Operational Level of War


Descriptive Note : Monograph no. 1,


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


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Bradley E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a215587.pdf


Report Date : 15 May 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 67


Abstract : Little emphasis is being placed upon military railroading to day by Defense Department planners. Rail is overshadowed by motor transport and theater air when it comes to supporting large unit operations. In doing that, logisticians may be short changing themselves and, worse still, the units they are obligated to support. A new look at Army railroading at the operational level of war is warranted because little has been written about it over the last several decades. Current terminology, doctrine and capabilities are summarized before further analysis is undertaken. Keywords: Logistics; Logistics planning; Military doctrine; Military supplies; Operational art; Railroads; Rail transportation; RALES; Sustainability; Tactical rail; Transportation. (KT)


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *RAIL TRANSPORTATION , MILITARY SUPPLIES , WARFARE , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , LOGISTICS PLANNING , RAILROADS , COMBAT SUPPORT , AIR , RAILS , TRANSPORT , MOTORS , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE