An Analysis of the Support Capabilities of the Forward Deployed Corps'.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study, through use of model corps, attempts to analyze the capability of the forward deployed corps to sustain itself in combat the first 5 days of a come as you are war in Europe. The analysis is performed in the assumed environment of the anticipated OPFOR capabilities and tactics, the United States active defense response, and the logistics requirements generated by that response. It attempts to determine if the COSCOM, formulated under the austere support principle, is adequate to support the corps until augmentation can be effected if the combat service support structure detracts from the corps combat power and what changes in the COSCOMs employment can be made to improve combat service support. The analysis indicates an organic transportation capability far less than that required which impacts on support available throughout the logistics services spectrum. Further, support plans presently in effect assume host nation support will provide logistics sufficiency. Recommendations of the analysis include quantifications of hostnation support requirements, a reorganization of the COSCOM battalions and further, more detailed analysis in several logistics areas.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies