Accession Number : ADA284475


Title :   Coalition Logistics: A Case Study in Operation Restore Hope


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Woody, Lamont


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a284475.pdf


Report Date : 03 Jun 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 214


Abstract : This research examines the history of US involvement in coalition operations. It also analyzes the tactical logistics functions as applied to US Army logistics support to coalition forces during Operation Restore Hope. In each function, US Army logisticians provided coalition partners the support required. The author recorded and analyzed the specifics of each function. FM 100-5 considers coalition operations as ad hoc missions. Virtually no logistical doctrine is available for coalition operations. This thesis concludes that the logistics support met minimum requirements. The US Army, however, achieved this through innovative logistics techniques by leaders at all levels in United States Central Command and in Joint Task Force Somalia and not by any existing doctrine. Due to differences in standards among potential coalition partners, future operations must consider increased interoperability of equipment, personnel, and training. Coalition logistics must be continually refined to become a realistic part of US Army training and doctrine. Logistics, Joint, Service support, Coalition, United Nations, Doctrine, Medical, Future operations


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , REQUIREMENTS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , NATIONS , UNITED STATES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , TRAINING , ARMY TRAINING , COMBAT SUPPORT , TASK FORCES , INTEROPERABILITY , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , THESES , MISSIONS , MILITARY MEDICINE , HISTORY , LOGISTICS , STANDARDS , STANDARDIZATION , SOMALIA , ARMY , UNITED NATIONS , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE