Accession Number : ADA265397


Title :   Civilians in Support of Military Field Operations


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Condrill, Jo E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265397.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, highly trained U.S. government and contractor employees maintained complex weapons systems, issued new equipment, and in other ways supported the efforts of combat forces. The conflict could not have been fought effectively without them. All Services employed U.S. civilians in the theater but policies and procedures covering them varied. Concerns about insurance, families, and notification of next of kin persist. Military concerns about the endurance and reliability of U.S. government and contractor employees also persist. Several agencies are addressing these concerns and improving procedures. Some Army doctrine is being updated to include the civilian work force. Yet, overall our war-fighting doctrine has not clearly defined the role of civilians in a modern fighting force. This paper addresses the contributions of government and contractor employees during recognize the presence of civilians on the battlefield in Joint and Army doctrine, policy, and plans. This study does not include foreign nationals, host nation support or non-appropriated fund employees


Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT , *LOGISTICS , *CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , MILITARY OPERATIONS , BATTLEFIELDS , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , CONTRACTORS , MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL , WEAPON SYSTEMS , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE