Accession Number : ADA262627


Title :   Lessons in Combat Service Support Tactical Mobility: The Afghanistan Conflict, Falklands War and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm


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


Personal Author(s) : Clair, Carol D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262627.pdf


Report Date : 04 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 80


Abstract : This monograph examines lessons in combat service support (CSS) tactical mobility during the Afghanistan Conflict, the Falklands War, and Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. The unique environments of these operations have significant differences in terrain, weather, and transportation infrastructure which have a marked influence on CSS tactical mobility. In addition each of these campaigns involved force projection forces which is the foundation of the new U.S. military strategy. The monograph proves that tactical mobility is more than the physical mobility to negotiate terrain. Force projection forces require multi-dimensional CSS tactical mobility. Multidimensional reflects the complex interrelationships that produce mobile CSS forces and their ability to support the maneuver of combat forces. Physical mobility, the ability to rapidly displace, evacuation, recovery, movements management, and the doctrine and organization of the CSS system all mutually interact to affect CSS tactical mobility. In addition, combat and combat support forces take actions to protect, enhance, and improve CSS mobility. For each campaign these dimensions of tactical mobility are explored under the broad categories of doctrine, organization, movement, maintenance, fuel, medical, and the protection, enhancement, and improvement to CSS tactical mobility. The monograph concludes that improvisation is a critical doctrinal principle necessary to the success of CSS tactical mobility. In the area of organization, tactical mobility is greatly enhanced through multi-functional CSS units. .... Tactical mobility, Afghanistan conflict, Combat service support, Falklands War, Logistics, Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM.


Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS , *MANAGEMENT , *COMBAT SUPPORT , *LOGISTICS , MAINTENANCE , MOBILITY , TRANSPORTATION , WARFARE , MILITARY STRATEGY , RECOVERY , ORGANIZATIONS , STRATEGY , TERRAIN , FUELS , HELICOPTERS , MOBILE , TRANSPORT , OPERATION , PROTECTION , CONFLICT , TRUCKS , MANEUVERS , RELOCATION , COMBAT FORCES , EVACUATION , DOCTRINE , AFGHANISTAN , DIVISION


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE