Military Sealift Command's Combat Logistics Force in Contested Environments
JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT United States
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A shift from operating uncontested to contested in the maritime domain has identified deficiencies in the U.S. Navys Military Sealift Command MSC Combat Logistics Force CLF ships ability to tactically operate. This places the fleet at risk of detection and targeting by the adversary. Military Detachments MILDET which were responsible for the tactical operations and communications are no longer billeted aboard CLF ships and there are not enough qualified Civilian Mariners CIVMAR billeted in these roles to meet the same level of operational proficiency. To meet the challenges required to operate effectively and tactically integrate with the U.S. Navy in contested environments, MSC must re-employ active duty MILDETs aboard the CLF ships.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics