Identifying Key Factors Relevant for Base Camp Siting
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CHAMPAIGN United States
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To sustain itself as the worlds premier land power, the U.S. Army needs the capability to support expeditionary forces by projecting a minimal basing footprint with reduced logistical burdens. Strategically sited contingency bases CBs allow the Armys expeditionary forces to rapidly respond throughout a joint area of operations. To assist with this goal, the Army is funding work in the Engineer Site Identification for the Tactical Environment ENSITE program, which is dedicated to empowering military planners with the data and knowledge to site CB locations. The work reported here explores reasonable analytical framings for the site suitability analysis, including identification of appropriate methods, criteria, and parameters for evaluating different spatial areas for suitability as new CBs. This work utilizes the specialized capabilities and knowledge of the U.S. Army Engineer, Research, and Development Centers Risk and Decision Science team RADS, who worked with ENSITE colleagues and subject matter experts to identify key factors relevant for locating CBs.
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