Accession Number:

ADA229422

Title:

Study of Vehicle Transportation Requirements for Hospitals at the Corps Level

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines ground vehicle transportation requirements for the three significant hospitals in support of the deployed Corps. A computer assisted Decision Support System was developed to calculate the relationship between vehicle transportation requirements and assets requires DBaseIII. Under MEDFORCE 2000 doctrine, these hospitals are the Combat Support Hospital CSH, Field Hospital FLD, and Mobile Army Surgical Hospital MASH. Doctrine requires these hospitals to contain internal organic transportation assets to lift a percentage of their equipment and personnel in a single lift MASH-100, CSH-35, FLD-20. Unit structure developers Table of Organization and Equipment have not provided sufficient vehicles to transport two of the three units at the required level of mobility. Capabilities based on thesis research are MASH-43, CSH-24, FLD-25. Research was based on publicly available information from commercial and US Government sources. Historical study of field medical care was conducted with emphasis on Korea and Vietnam. Study was made of current doctrines governing US military ground forces in general and combat service support specifically emphasis on Corps area hospitals. Official sources were used to quantify the transportation capabilities and requirements. Keywords Corps level organization, Mobility, Military transportation, Hospitals, Land transportation, Combat support, Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE