Accession Number : ADA264143
Title : Seven Logistics Imperatives of '...from the Sea'
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
Personal Author(s) : Cassel, Joseph D , Jr
Report Date : 22 Feb 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 33
Abstract : '... From the Sea', the Navy and Marine Corps vision statement published in 1992, is examined from an operational logistics perspective. The four conditions that will shape the context of logistics challenges are increased demand for use of naval expeditionary forces, defense cutbacks, fewer forward logistics bases and the need to support multiple geographic CINCs or JTFs. To evaluate the goals of operational logistics two effectiveness measures are developed. Responsiveness measures whether logistics can support a wide range and scope of operations. REACH measures the where, when and duration of sustainment. Seven logistics imperatives are proposed to focus attention on vital command and staff planning matters. The fusion of intelligence, CINC staff and liaison team logistic data must form the planning basis. The precise tailoring of embarked assets will ensure the relevance of self-contained forces. Two additional imperatives stress the need for new forward bases and power projection infrastructure. Realistic training must occur to guarantee confidence between combat and logistic forces and to isolate shortfalls. The professional development of operational logistics leaders and planners must continue and, finally, seamless staff integration between naval expeditionary and CINC joint staffs is vital to best exploit the joint use of scarce logistics resources.
Descriptors : *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *MARINE CORPS , *NAVY , *DEFENSE PLANNING , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , INTEGRATION , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , POWER , COMBAT FORCES , BASES(STRUCTURES) , MILITARY BUDGETS , MILITARY TRAINING , RESOURCES , SELF CONTAINED , FORECASTING , PREDICTIONS , DATA MANAGEMENT , FORWARD AREAS
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE