Accession Number:

ADA215587

Title:

The Role of Army Railroading at the Operational Level of War

Descriptive Note:

Monograph no. 1,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

67.0

Abstract:

Little emphasis is being placed upon military railroading to day by Defense Department planners. Rail is overshadowed by motor transport and theater air when it comes to supporting large unit operations. In doing that, logisticians may be short changing themselves and, worse still, the units they are obligated to support. A new look at Army railroading at the operational level of war is warranted because little has been written about it over the last several decades. Current terminology, doctrine and capabilities are summarized before further analysis is undertaken. Keywords Logistics Logistics planning Military doctrine Military supplies Operational art Railroads Rail transportation RALES Sustainability Tactical rail Transportation. KT

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE