Accession Number:

ADA179429

Title:

The Imperatives of Tactical Level Maintenance,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-11-24

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

This monograph develops what should be the imperatives of tactical level tank-automotive maintenance doctrine. The first section describes the importance of maintenance on the modern battlefield and demonstrates that it is key to the sustainment effort. The second section derives imperatives of tactical level maintenance through the use of historical examples - the Soviet western front in 1944-45 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Section Three examines what has changed since the historical examples, mainly the increased lethality and electronization. The section also describes current and emerging doctrine for maintenance operations. Section Four develops the maintenance imperatives of Airland Battle doctrine and reconciles them with the historical examples. The next section addresses the implications of modern battlefield maintenance - command, control and communications, fixing forward and force structure - that the Army must come to grips with if it wants to achieve success in battle. The section also includes the conclusions, which consist of the imperatives of tactical level maintenance. These imperatives are fix forward provision of repair parts supply in a responsive manner provision of recovery and evacuation support in a timely manner development of effective communications, command and control 100 mobility and the ability to operate in an NBC environment and at night.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE