Accession Number : ADA264845


Title :   Logistical Support of a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Battalion During Operations Desert Shield/Storm


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Thrasher, Alan W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264845.pdf


Report Date : 25 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : The logistical support of a resource intensive unit, like an MLRS battalion, proved to be challenging throughout both the build-up and execution phases of the Gulf War. From the initial deployment of the XVIII Airborne Corps into a very immature theater to the rapid build-up of combat power of the VII corps, the logistical support structure required to sustain such an operation was tremendous. The battalion, like many other units, experienced changing command relationships both on the tactical as well as the support side. These changes required the battalion to be extremely proactive and flexible in its approach to logistics. In order to keep the equipment combat ready in such an extremely harsh desert environment while simultaneously dealing with these changing support structures, the battalion used both the established support structure and innovative methods to keep our equipment operational and prepared for combat. Many lessons were learned throughout the seven months the battalion prepared for and then conducted combat operations. This paper attempts to capture the approaches we took towards logistics in order to ensure the soldiers and their equipment were prepared to perform their combat mission.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *COMBAT READINESS , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , ROCKET LAUNCHING


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE