Accession Number:

AD1161300

Title:

For Want of Logistics Supremacy

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2021-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

67

Abstract:

Great power competition and the threat of large-scale combat operations LSCO form a complex problem-set for strategy, tactics, and logistics. The US Army recognizes the need to adapt for this complexity, but its current Multi-Domain Operations MDO concept underserves logistics. By exploring the theory, history, and doctrine behind military movement, a more holistic view emerges to correct MDOs conceptual gap. The remedy for the US Army is to cohere logistics in time and space by capturing the purpose it lacks logistics supremacy. As a term and concept, logistics supremacy balances logistics with strategy and tactics as an equivalent consideration for all-domain unity of effort. It also clarifies the role of the Joint Logistics Enterprise JLEnt and its execution of Globally Integrated Logistics GIL. Ultimately, logistics supremacy creates value for the US Army by helping to refine its all-domain thinking, understand its MDO movement vulnerability, and clarify its possible transition from contested environment preparation to LSCO.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]