Accession Number:

ADA222480

Title:

Forward Support Base Operations in Support of Low/Mid Intensity Conflict Contingency and Expeditionary Force Operations

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Combat service support for AirLand Battle doctrine has been designed around a linear, fully developed battlefield integrating tactical, operational, and even strategic theater support operations into the logistic sustainment of forces. Without benefit of a mature battlefield logistics capability, contingency force commanders face the dilemma of deploying combat service support assets and infrastructure during critical initial phases of contingency operations simultaneously with combat and combat support forces needed to ensure overwhelming combat power against the enemy and sustainment survival of those forces. The key, regardless of force size or composition, remains our ability to determine force sustainment needs, and immediate unforecast requirements, and integrate these demands into the battle. Forward Operating Base support in contingency operations may be the doctrinal answer to this dilemma in the future that will provide continuity to combat service support operations both in contingency support and for airland battle.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE