USAWC (United States Army War College) Military Studies Program Paper. Petroleum Management in Support of Combat Forces.
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The paper examines the bulk petroleum distribution system in the CORPS area of operations. Present general support force structure in the CORPS is examined to determine if it would be possible to use its increased productivity to provide both general and direct support to combat formations thereby eliminating the need for the divisional direct support units. The requirement to have highly mobile combat divisions and the ever increasing demand for bulk fuel indicates that petroleum supply points and distribution means must be flexible, redundant, and highly tailorable. The paper concludes that if planned actions to increase the productivity of the petroleum supply company are accomplished that this unit offer sufficient capability to support in a general and direct support role for both light and heavy combat units. Data was gathered from current petroleum and supply manuals, Department of Army productivity plans, and TRADOC briefings.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies