Accession Number : ADA260906


Title :   High Value/Low Visibility: Civil Agency Support for Desert Shield and Desert Storm


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Hutzler, Patricia I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260906.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 91


Abstract : In many military operations, DoD relies on civil agencies of the Federal Government for assistance. In Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Departments of Commerce and Transportation, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Postal Service provided DoD critical and substantial support. Also supporting DoD operations were the Departments of Agriculture and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. These agencies were able to provide the support DoD needed in a timely manner largely because they have well-developed crisis response capabilities, including existing internal policies, plans, and procedures for responding to a crisis and established mechanisms for coordination between the agency and DoD. These capabilities created the foundation for rapid and timely transition to crisis operations in Desert Shield. Desert Shield also demonstrated that creating and maintaining a staff experienced in crisis response was an important factor in permitting the agencies to make the transition from peacetime operations to crisis response and in sustaining the heightened o demanded by the operations.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *CRISIS MANAGEMENT , *MOBILIZATION , MILITARY OPERATIONS , TRANSPORTATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , PRODUCTION , RESPONSE , CONFLICT , ADDRESSING , POSTAL SERVICE , WARTIME , ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , TRANSITIONS , INTERNAL , PERSIAN GULF , IMPACT , EMERGENCIES , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , LESSONS LEARNED


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE