Forward Support Base Operations in Support of Low/Mid Intensity Conflict Contingency and Expeditionary Force Operations
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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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.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies