Accession Number : ADA258295
Title : Logistical Support of AirLand Operations: Myth or Magic?
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
Personal Author(s) : Cody, Michael H
Report Date : 04 May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 117
Abstract : This study focuses on changes in logistics support at the operational and tactical levels. These changes are being developed in response to proposed modifications in the Army's keystone doctrine. The purpose of the study is to determine if the changes in logistical procedures and structure will accommodate the demands of combat operations under the new concept. The October 1991 issue of Military Review contains an article by COL James R. McDonough, Director of the School of Advanced Military Studies. COL McDonough is the driving force behind the writing of the new FM 100-5. Expected to be released in the spring of 1993, the new FM will turn the AirLand Operations concept into Army doctrine. The author contends that the logistical aspects of the AirLand Operations concept are not clearly defined. It is the intent of this study to identify the logistical requirements for supporting the concept of AirLand Operations. By doing such an analysis, the Army can move the discussion of the development of logistics doctrine from the political and emotional realm to a more rational and reasoned one. Without a push in this direction, the Army could establish a doctrine that is neither understood nor logistically supportable. The study concludes by identifying the shortfalls in the Army's logistics capabilities and possible reasons for their existence.
Descriptors : *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *AIR LAND BATTLES , MOBILITY , MILITARY HISTORY , KOREAN WAR , VIETNAM WAR , THESES , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , PROTECTION , SUPPLIES , MEDICAL SERVICES
Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE