Accession Number:

ADA220699

Title:

Decaying Army Infrastruckture: An Unexpected Opportunity for Reversal

Descriptive Note:

Individual study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army, over time, has grown to depend more and more upon the lowly truck as essential to the conduct of modern warfare. Trucks are now so pervasive throughout the Army that they constitute the infrastructure upon which it operates. The requirement has, however, grown to the point where modernization of the entire truck fleet has been deemed unaffordable, given the costs for completing programs of higher priority. The Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Modernization Plan TWVMP of 1989 struggled with this dilemma and failed to resolve it. With the world undergoing peaceful change at an incredible speed, an unexpected opportunity now exists to fully modernize the decaying truck fleet. The TWVMP no longer reflects the needs of the Army. This paper explores a hypothetically lower U.S. Army force structure, its relationship to the size of the truck fleet and identifies alternatives for change. These alternatives are evaluated and conclusions drawn that can form the basis for a revision to the TWVMP. A timely Army effort to use these conclusions to frame a 1990 TWVMP revision will result in a mid to long term truck fleet which better meets the capability needs of the Army and reduces the overall bill to the taxpayer. KT

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE