Direct Deploying Units: A Concept Revisited.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This is an analysis of the methods of mobilizing Reserve Component units with an emphasis on the role of the direct deploying unit concept. The study examines the current status of the Army Mobilization and Operation Planning System AMOPS and FORSCOMs mobilization implementing guidance in FORSCOM Mobilization and Deployment Planning System FORMDEPS. The study suggests that current systems are adequate but plans do not take advantage of mixing the three mobilization methods mobilize through mobilization station men and equipment, modified direct deployment men through MS and equipment direct through port of embarkation, to maximize mobilization assets in meeting required schedules. The study concludes that more use of the direct deployment concept should be applied to early deploying combat service support units andor other small specialized units such as medical, AG or JAG units as a means of reducing the pressures on mobstations and aiding our ability to meet required deployment schedules. The study emphasizes a need to preplan mobilization actions and to task STARCs and MUSARCs with specific direct deployment support missions.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics